The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

Happy 2nd Anniversary! Another year has come and gone, and I am pleased to say that The Demystified Vine is still guiding people to love & understand wine more and unravel the mysteries behind this fascinating topic! Okay, I’m done. Mission accomplished. Just kidding. In the last two years, I have seen The Demystified Vine …

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Alright, well, if you figure that out, let me know. I don’t have a clue what Zweigelt rhymes with. I could take a few stabs at it, but how about I’ll just take a few more sips instead? A crossing of Blaufrankisch and St. Laurent, Zweigelt is “the most widely planted black variety [in Austria] …

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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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My recent trip to the Okanagan wonderfully began at Little Straw Vineyards (@LittleStrawWine) in West Kelowna. There is a soft spot in my heart for this small vineyard and winery ever since I tasted their 2008 La Petite Paille Pinot Noir. I first stopped into this winery in May 2012, when I was on a …

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