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Types of Sparkling Wine

Types of sparkling wine – the thought crossed my mind as I was trying to stay cool last week through one of the hottest weekends in Toronto in many years. How does anyone stay cool? Of course, there are the obvious ways of spending as much time as possible by a pool/lake or hiding out with the AC turned on. …

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Corporate Team Building Games

Corporate team building games are a highly successful and fun way for companies to improve employee relationships, interaction and communication, thereby improving overall productivity. There has been a major switch in the workplace environment within the last few decades. In the past, the workplace was seen as a source to form strong employee relationships and an outlet for socialization. Companies offered …

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Choosing a Wine With Dinner

Choosing a wine with dinner can be difficult. This led me to my collaboration with Diana Tudose and Daniel Hiptmair, authors of the blog, Experience Taste.  When I met them, I knew I had found something special! The Experience Taste blog narrates the story of a couple who, while falling in love with each other, fell in love with their shared admiration for food. A …

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Helpful Wine Buying Tips

Wine buying tips can be quite varied and complex when you consider the number of wines that are commercially available. I am often asked how I select the wines I use at my wine tasting events and what I base my own wine drinking decisions on. If you want the simple answer – I am CONSTANTLY trying new things to see …

A New Fun and Original Thing to do in Toronto

“What should we do tonight?” “How about trying out that new artisan ice cream place that just opened up?” “Nah, I just went to another one last week” “What about going for a pint at that brewery we love?” “There is always a lineup out the door for a table” “Hmm, what haven’t we tried yet?” “I don’t know, but …

Wine For Your Valentine

What do you do on the most romantic night of the year? You could spend your month’s rent on a ridiculously overpriced restaurant bill, or you could wine and dine your valentine by ordering pizza at home (since you’re a lousy cook). Here’s a much better idea – you come to a Vine & Vintage event of course! Our interactive …

Birthday Wine Tasting

A birthday wine tasting experience with Vine and Vintage will change how you feel about making a big deal about your birthday once you  reach a certain age! If you don’t want to make a big deal about your birthday any more, could it be because: A) You don’t want to celebrate turning another year older Or B) You have …

Italian Food and Wines – A Major Part of Italian Lifestyle and Culture

Italian food and wines play a major part of Italian lifestyle and culture. When you think of Italy and its culture, you think of classic romance, exceptional cuisine and of course remarkable wine. Do you want to live an experience that has all that? You definitely can! Before you think I am crazy by telling you to fly to Italy, …

Party Celebration Ideas Makes Ryan’s Birthday a Big Hit!

Party celebration ideas was what Danielle was looking for when she first connected with Vine & Vintage. She explained that her husband’s big 40th birthday was approaching and she wanted to make it extra special. Danielle wanted a unique experience, a different way of celebrating with friends, rather than the typical dinner out or house party. I assured her that Vine …

What is a Vine & Vintage Wine Tasting Experience?

A wine tasting experience with Vine & Vintage, what exactly is that? How is it different than any other wine tasting? Being a new company, I so often get asked these questions. These are my favourite questions, as they give me an opportunity to share the concept behind Vine & Vintage in its rawest and truest form as well as …