Wine is a complex topic that is intermingled with history, culture, agriculture, geology and genetics. So how can you learn more about wine without getting glombed down by details?
For the longest time, wine has been learned by region and in the past this worked well. However today, since wine . . . → Read More: 10 Most Important Things To Know About Wine
Below is an interesting look at figuring out what style of beer you really prefer. Exercises like this are great ways to discover new styles and varieties that you probably would have passed on otherwise. *Note: Not all of these beers used as examples will be available at BC Liquor Stores, but you . . . → Read More: Train Yourself to be a Better Beer Taster
At Urban Vintner, by far the hardest part of the whole beer and wine making process is actually choosing which variety you want to make… With so many to choose from we are able to match almost any of the commercial styles. Unfortunately, because of BC liquor laws, customers are not allowed to taste . . . → Read More: Beer-curious: 7 ways to discover new brews
If you avoid wine—specifically red wine—because you know it’ll make your head hurt something serious not too long after the first glass, the reason may be simpler than you think, and the solution may already be in your medicine cabinet, if not at your corner convenience store. Here’s the nature of the problem, and . . . → Read More: Why Wine Causes Headaches
Looking for a reason to open a bottle of wine before dinner? Trying some new wine and cheese pairings is the perfect excuse!
If you don’t know where to start, have a look at this tasting wheel and give it a try. Some basic rules that I have come across usually work out quite . . . → Read More: Wine and Cheese