The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

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.



On Monday, May 18th, 2015, I had the opportunity to head over to GlobalBC to promote the Wine in the Garden  fundraiser event that is happening on May 28th, 2015 at Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver, BC. This annual event is a collaboration between Van Dusen Gardens and the Bottleneck Drive Wineries Association. Its focus …

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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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