The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

I read a lot of literature on wine. If you know me personally, you know that I carry around a wine-related book in my purse, so that I can read about wine for that 10 minutes while I’m riding the train to work. Karen MacNeil’s The Wine Bible is getting to be a bit heavy …

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September 3, 2016 During the recent Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California, Master of Wine Andrea Robinson stated, “Wine is much more niche than sports.” Of course, this got me to thinking about wine snobbery and what exactly that all means. I’ve spent hours reading about wine (and wine snobbery for that matter), and it …

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I Have a Crush on Lodi

Valerie Stride, WSET ADV Certified

The 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California has officially ended, and I can tell you I was left with a little more love for Lodi than I had before. During wine training courses, lots of knowledge is imparted on eager learners, but one thing I do recall learning about Lodi is that it was …

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Valerie Stride, WSET ADV Certified

Happy New Year, Winelovers! I hope it was a fantastic transition into 2016 for you, and that you were all able to celebrate with your favourite bottle! Sending a very warm THANK YOU to all of the readers, both new and long-term, of The Demystified Vine. This year, my hopes are to delve more into …

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The Demystified Vine’s Wine Story – Videoblog 001

September 1, 2014

Hello wine lovers!

Look! It’s my first video blog!

Last year at the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton, British Columbia, I began thinking about doing some video blogging or podcasting. This year, the intrigue continued. I finally made a short 4 minute video about how I stumbled upon wine. It’s nothing over-the-top, as I filmed it on my webcam. However, I hope you enjoy the story!

WARNING: Cheesy video about to be played.


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