Bacchus Basics

Domaine de Chaberton Bacchus

Bacchus is the northern answer to Sauvignon Blanc. With a light, fresh, acidic taste, Bacchus is generally a wine produced in colder growing regions. Despite hailing from Germany, this wine is best known for being the poster grape of English wines. It entered popularity in the 1990s and has become a darling of wine lovers around the world.

The Top Wine Tips for Valentine’s Day

Bottles of red wine on a shelf with red flowers

You can’t go wrong with wine. You really can’t. It’s one of those gifts that nobody hates, and most people love. Even if gift-getters don’t drink wine themselves, they can always re-gift it! Like socks, wine is always a great option for gifting. If you’re looking for a gift for your special someone, or someone that you want to be special—we’ve got your back.

California Winery Fires Destroy and Perservere

Fire | Fires Hurt California Wineries

To say it has been a big week in the world of wine would be an understatement. With that being said, there is no way to properly articulate some of the news that we’re sharing this week. The news coming out of California regarding the fires is absolutely heartbreaking, and our thoughts go out to all of those affected. Updates are continuing to come through each day, and many establishments are sharing via social media and news outlets.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner and Wine Pairing

Turkey and wine pairing thanksgiving

For many of us, the best way to get through a big family gathering is a quality drink. If you want to pull this off while looking classy in your favourite itchy turkey sweater and sweatpants, you need the help of a good wine. Since Thanksgiving dinner is such a heavy meal with many different flavours, it can be hard to find a good wine to pair with the occasion. We’re here to help you find that perfect wine.

Grenache: A Red Wine to Remember

A bottle of Tres Pices Grenache

Grenache. You might drink it often and have no idea. It is the fifth most planted red grape in the world, and is included in many red blends from all regions. The most famous red blend is the French Rhone Châteauneauf-du-Pape, which lists Grenache as one of the primary grapes used. It’s also often blended with Tempranillo to round out it, making it smoother on the palate.

Lobster and Wine Pairings

Atlantic lobster and salad are displayed for a white wine pairing

It’s the end of summer; school is starting, leaves are turning, and it’s time for fall festivities. Summer deserves one last bash though – so let’s talk about a good old-fashioned summer meal: lobster and wine. First of all, you should know that there are different kinds of lobster. The most popular of which, at least in Canada, is the Atlantic lobster. Atlantic lobster is known around the world for its tenderness and taste. There are some great guides to cooking Atlantic Lobster online. There are also tougher warm water lobsters, which are popular throughout the Caribbean and are sometimes cooked with …