New Year, More Wine

Happy 2018! We are excited to start off the year, fresh and fabulous with new experiences, event themes and much more! We had a terrific 2017 launching the start of Vine & Vintage and are so appreciative to all our dedicated wine lovers. Thank you for your support, partnerships, collaborations, following, and enthusiasm. Take a look at what we have …

Wine Tasting Games Building Team Morale

Wine tasting games can be used successfully in building team morale, interaction and communication.  Last week  we had a blast creating a unique wine tasting experience for the team at Hearing Excellence in Oakville, Ontario. As a way to relate the event theme to the company’s mission of supporting those with hearing loss, we planned team building activities structured around  …

Cooking Classes Toronto

Cooking classes Toronto with Vine and Vintage brings together two of the greatest forces. What are those two forces you ask? Food and wine of course! That’s why Vine & Vintage has partnered up with Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Culinary Expert, Shauna Mann , to provide the ultimate experience ; Cooking Classes Toronto, a wine event paired with a 4-course …

Wine Glass Setup for Wine Tasting Event

Wine Tasting Party Ideas for Hosting Your Next Shindig!

Need some wine tasting party ideas to make your next dinner party or get together a success? Vine and Vintage has many wine tasting party themes that are unique, interactive and fun to use when hosting your next dinner party, social get together or family holiday. Here are just three wine tasting party ideas to try out. 1) Blind Tasting …

How to Wine Taste aka Steps to Taste Wine

Ever wonder how to wine taste? What is all that swirling, sniffing and swishing about? There are standard steps to taste wine to evaluate the quality of a wine. Using your senses to taste wine is essential to learning how to wine taste and to get an overall understanding of that wine. Everything from the look, smell, taste and feel …

Wine Sipping ans Sniffing at Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting Terms – Are You Smarter than a Wine Sommelier?

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 of a few of theses wine tasting terms, the only thing left to worry about is keeping your wine glass full! Acidity:How tart a wine is …

Wine Sulfites – What Are They?

Wine Sulfites – what does that mean? 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 Wine Sulfites Harmful? Consumption of sulfites is generally …

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 in Ontario wine country is primarily based upon the ripeness of the grapes at the time …

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 …