Wine Glass Setup for Wine Tasting Event

Wine Tasting Party Themes for Hosting Your Next Shindig!

Need some new ideas to make your next dinner party or get together a success? Here are just three wine tasting party themes to try out. 1) Blind Tasting – Keep your guests guessing with this trendy wine tasting party idea! 1 – As the host, ask each guest to bring a bottle, that way, you can share the cost …

Wine Fundamentals Sensory Evaluations or How to Taste like a Pro

Ever wonder what all that swirling, sniffing and swishing is about? There are standard steps to follow while wine tasting to evaluate the quality of a wine. Tasting and using your senses to analyze wine is essential to an overall understanding of that wine. Everything from the look, smell, taste and feel can help draw conclusions about the wines’ place …

Wine Sipping ans Sniffing at Wine Tasting

Are You Smarter than a Wine Sommelier? Wine Tasting Terms

Learn these common wine tasting terms and not only will you be praised for your knowledge, you’ll feel more confident buying wine and expressing your opinions! Once you get the lingo and jargon down, the only thing left to worry about is keeping your wine glass full! Acidity:How tart a wine is (or isn’t). Related descriptors include crisp and bright …

What are Sulfites in Wine ?

What Are Sulfites in Wine? The term ‘sulfites’ is an inclusive term for sulfur dioxide (SO2). SO2 is a preservative and widely used in winemaking (and most food industries), because of its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. SO2 plays a very important role in preventing oxidization and maintaining a wine’s freshness. Are Sulfites Harmful? Consumption of sulfites is generally harmless, unless you …

Ontario Wine Country Where Good Things Grow

Harvest season in Ontario wine country, i.e. Niagara, is a magical time of year. The beautiful colours, ripe grapes and everyone hard at work is an amazing thing to witness and one of the most crucial steps in the winemaking process. The harvest season is primarily based upon the ripeness of the grapes at the time they are picked. Did …

Toasting to a Class with a Glass… of WINE! (the French way)

​​Can anyone think of a better way to celebrate other than with wine and food? The French couldn’t either. As in most countries, cuisine is an essential part of French culture and celebrations typically revolve around food. Over 2,600 years ago, the art of drinking wine was adopted into French tradition as a means of socializing. It is no surprise …

Group Photo at Bachelorette Wine Tasting Party

The World LES Travelled

One hell of a Saturday afternoon is what you get when you combine 24 women, a wine tasting and a massive wooden cabin during Lesley’s wine themed bridal shower! To celebrate the bride-to-be on her bachelorette weekend, Vine & Vintage hosted one of the biggest sit-down wine tastings to-date. Spread along two long wooden tables, close friends and family sniffed, …

Group Photo at Wine Tasting Event

Our Adventure Around the World

“Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.” -Unknown I couldn’t find who wrote this quote, but when I first read it, it spoke such truth about my new wine events venture. Every time I plan a wine tasting event, I am going in blind. I walk into an unfamiliar environment, …

I’m Thankful for Wine

I spent Thanksgiving weekend with a family who had plenty to be thankful for. Celebrating a 60th birthday party, a new baby in the family, and of course, a family get-together focused around wine. I always enjoy hosting an event for families as they are always the most entertaining (especially after a couple tastings). No one is afraid to hold …

Liberty Village Wine Club Features Ciao Italia!

Ciao A Tutti!   Tuscany, Sicily, Veneto, oh my! On Thursday September 28th, I rejoiced in hosting a wine night for The Liberty Village Wine Club. It felt wonderful to be welcomed back into a community I once knew so well and cherished so much. Liberty Village, located in downtown Toronto is unlike any other community I have lived in …