The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

Lunessence Winery in Summerland, BC, is starting to gain some traction in the local wine world. Their motto, “Harmony, from vine to wine”, plays close attention to wine making from the dirt up. As the winery is experimenting with classical music being broadcast throughout the vineyard, Lunessence is utilizing alternative methods, shall we say, to influence …

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My recent trip to Lodi, California, one of the high-production AVAs in the state, left me with another reminder that shifting perspectives is important. We all live with impressions, experiences, and perceptions of the world around us. Before I headed to the land of Zin for the Wine Bloggers Conference, I was waffling between being …

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Champagne Gremillet is located in the southern part of the Champagne region. The family is mainly making Champagne out of Pinot Noir. Founded in 1979, the Gremillet family business is still in its youth.   Their estate is located in an area of Champagne called Côte des Bars. Here, 75% of the vines are Pinot …

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The Demystified Vine Explores the Sparkling Wine Booth at VinExpo 2015

June 23, 2015

Hello wine lovers! I had a great time tasting wine at VinExpo in Bordeaux last week. I came across some very interesting ways of tasting, or rather, having wine dispensed to be tasted! Check out this one minute video of me trying the Beaumont des Crayères Grand Reserve Champagne from the automated tasting machines; a new discovery for me!


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A Wine Shopper’s Guide: Facts & Quick Tips

June 9, 2015

If you are headed to your local wine store to purchase some vino and you’re feeling a bit intimidated, check out these facts & quick tips.

Obviously this is not an exhaustive list, but it is a good starting point to help you feel more confident with your purchasing power.

Remember to try new things, explore, and be open to picking up that bottle that you have always deemed “must not be good”; you never know if it will surprise you. My personal suggestion: avoid buying big producers all of the time. You can often find a wine of much better quality for only a wee bit more coin.



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