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Grape Ripeness

Grape Ripeness – it’s actually more complicated than you might think It’s late autumn, which means that grape picking and winemaking are in full swing. Without a doubt, the biggest question for winemakers is “are our grapes ripe?” In fact, they use 2 measures of grape ripeness to make their decision to pick or not to pick. The first is…

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Canadian Wine at The Decanter World Wine Awards

Canadian Wine at The Decanter World Wine Awards If you love wine, you may have heard of Decanter magazine. It is one of the world’s most prestigious wine publications that has been supplying wine reviews and information to oenophiles since 1975. To champion and recognize wine excellence, they sponsor the Decanter World Wine Awards, an annual event for the past…

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AND What Wines to Drink this Month

To Decant or Not to Decant AND What Wines to Drink Now… Questions that come up frequently in wine conversation with Wine Journeys: “When should I decant my wine?” or “What does decanting do for wine?”  The answer is worth sharing since decanting is usually done for a couple of reasons.   For age worthy, tannic reds (think Bordeaux or…

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Why Argentina is Unique and Our Monthly Wine Reviews

Why Argentina is Unique and Our Monthly Wine Reviews Argentina is an ideal place for wine and Vintages had a recent release of Argentinean wines that are well worth exploring.  As expected there is great Malbec, but there’s also Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Sparkling that you should investigate. That begs the question what makes Argentina ideal?  Actually, there…

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