The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

The Pinot Noir wines found in British Columbia have a range of styles. Wineries are producing Pinot Noir that can be filled with a handful of ripe red berries to a funky-nosed style similar to what Casablanca Valley in Chile produces. While this is interesting to observe among the wines of BC, I find it …

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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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Next stop: Tawse Winery I was very excited to visit Tawse, because during the 2012 International Wine Fest in Vancouver, my favourite wine of the night was their 2010 Sketches Riesling. It won Gold at the 2012 Canadian Wine Awards, and Tawse won Winery of the Year in 2012 for the third year running. I …

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The wine tour continues! Next stop: Angels Gate Next on our list of wineries to visit was Angel’s Gate. Angel’s Gate is just up the road from Thirty Bench, and so it was a quick hop across the bench. Angels Gate does higher volume in Niagara as compared to most wineries. They produce approximately 35,000 …

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Tempranillo is one of Spain’s most favoured varetials. It’s a black grape that is grown widely across the entire country. As a result, it is harvested and turned into wine of either single varietal, or added with other varietals of the country, including Graciano, Garnacha (Spanish for Grenache), Mazuelo, or some international varietals such as …

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