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A true Burgundian gem.

There is a saying that the best things come in threes and that is certainly ringing true in the case of Domaine Truchetet, a small winery in Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits wine-growing region that is garnering a lot of critical acclaim thanks to a talented family trio.

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Westcoast wine weekend getaways

Weekend Wine Getaways

While we’re currently on an AdVINEture ourselves, the Daily Hive asked us to put together some of our very favourite getaways to help inspire you to enjoy some of what the west coast has to offer in terms of wine weekends. From the Sunshine Coast and southern Gulf Islands of BC down to the American Riviera in California, we’ve put together six romantic getaways for wine and food lovers on the West Coast. Click here to read more. Cheers!

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Viognier: A Primer

Viognier: A Primer


Posted on Sep 28, 2022

Viognier (pronounced “vee-own-yay”) is the white grape most often associated with the Northern Rhone district in France that is capable of making rich wines with a heady bouquet.

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Viognier grapes [source: Lariana Cellars]

Wine-writer Jancis Robinson has referred to Viognier as “the hedonist’s wine” and we certainly agree. Though difficult to handle, in the right hands it is capable of making delicious wine. Its story is quite unique, and we think well worth reading about.

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Under the radar wine regions

So many great wine regions to explore.

Living on the west coast provides relatively easy access to such acclaimed places as the Napa Valley, but some of the best wine-tasting experiences can be had in those that are lesser known. Your reward for heading off the beaten track? Plenty of rural beauty, no big tour buses, uncrowded tasting rooms, and some really good wine at very fair prices. Our latest article for the Daily Hive takes a look at 5 relatively hidden wine region gems that we definitely recommend. Click here for details!

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Top 6 Winery Road Trips from Vancouver

Our latest article for the Daily Hive features our favourite wine region road trips from Vancouver along with our top winery recommendations at each. If you’re a wine lover and are itching to travel, these six wine destinations are easily accessible by car while offering terrific winetasting experiences. Click here for the full story. Cheers!

 

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$5,000 per Bottle – Is it Worth It?

$5,000 per Bottle – Is it Worth It?


Posted on Sep 14, 2022

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The $5,000 bottle.

We were recently sent an article on a wine that is being sold for the astronomical price of USD$5,000 for the 2019 vintage. That’s right, not a special, rare collector’s vintage like 1961, 1947 or 1928. And not a name that gets top scores or terrific accolades from the wine cognoscenti. We decided to do a bit more research to find out just what this was all about.

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