The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

The 2012 Robin Ridge Gamay is proof that Gamay can be made in a few different styles. The Blind Taste I was given this wine to blind taste on Monday, May 25th, 2015. ¬†As I was going through the process of tasting, I was feeling a bit flabberghasted. Now, blind tasting really does keep a …

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At the Vancouver International Wine Festival in February 2015, I had the opportunity to try Australia’s own Nugan Estate wines during the trade tasting. Nugan’s wines are sourced from vineyards situated in New South Wales, King Valley, and McLaren Vale. This estate winery, which has four different labels, is focused on making “premium estate grown …

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Twenty-thirteen was the first year that Haywire Winery, located in Summerland, British Columbia, released their annual Lunar New Year wines. Haywire wines are made at Okanagan Crush Pad run by the lovely Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie. As Whitney Law (of Okanagan Crush Pad) communicated, these special wines were “made in celebration of the Lunar …

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The Confession I’m starting this blog post with a confession. No, not the type of confession where I sit down with a mediator between heaven and earth, but a confession centred around “oh-my-why-didn’t-I-discover-these-food-and-wine-pairings-sooner”! I was pleasantly surprised to discover how well Portugal’s bold libations paired with international cuisine on the level it did. I am …

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You might be surprised to find out that Greece is well known for more white wines than red ones. As with any country making wines, Greek reds come in a range of styles from soft and fruity to more vigorous and bold. One of the most interesting things about Greece’s red wines, is that they …

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