The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

The leaves are starting to change colour. Greens are turning to oranges, reds, and yellows, and we all know that this means the cooler breezes and chilly nights are on the way. And if we are going to be honest with each other, snow has already fallen on the mountain passes between the bustling city …

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TWENTY-THIRTEEN was a fantastic year for trying new libations. It was like I had met Prince Charming…or something. Last year I wrote “Demystified Vine’s 12 Most Memorable Wines of 2012”. This year, I added one. I know you can do the math though. Working the entire year in a local & private Vancouver wine shop …

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The Demystified Vine is back after a short hiatus. I have been studying my wine-loving butt off for my Sommelier certification. It is all done now, and I am ready to roll again! Thank you for your patience! The last stop: Vineland Estate Winery Located on Moyer Rd. in Vinelands, we rushed off from our …

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Happy New Year everyone! Twenty-twelve came and went; it mimicked the blink of an eye! It was as though 2012 was on a bullet train. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to try some wonderful and not-so-wonderful wines throughout the course of last year. I am also happy to announce that my domain name …

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Cabernet Franc…Cabernet Franc. The grape varietal that wants to be popular, but just can’t seem to make it. The grape varietal that adds structure and a backbone in blends, but just can’t seem to “make it” among world wine drinkers. What’s with that anyway? That being said, I know a number of vineyards which grow …

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