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If you’re looking for the latest scoop on your favourite sips to throw down at your next wine club, or to impress your father-in-law, you’ve come to the right place. Because in our humble opinion, the next best thing to sipping on wines, beers and spirits is learning about them.

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White Wine Aging Chart


July 17, 2019

This white wine aging chart reveals which white grape varieties tend to age the best based on inherent traits. Of course there are always exceptions to the rule! Some white wines have been noted to age well for 30 years or more. Still, you’ll find this chart to be a good starting point to help you consider what to hold on to and what to drink now!

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Busted: 5 Health Myths About Wine


June 25, 2019

Misinformation on wine and health is all around us, so we talked to the experts (actual health professionals, not your aunt's friend's know-it-all neighbor) to separate fact from fiction, breaking down five of the most popularly perpetuated wine-and-health myths, and revealing the truth behind each.

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10 Classic Cocktails Every Home Bartender Should Know


June 11, 2019

Cocktails are a science and an art form. They are what make or break a good bar, and define a bartender based on their knowledge and skill of pairing flavours and spirits. But, a good cocktail doesn't need to be complex; in fact, true classic cocktails tend to be as simple as they come with regards to ingredients. This is good news for those home cocktail lovers, as a few bottles can go a long way. In order to be a true cocktail master, there are a few classics that are absolutely necessary to master.

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4 Good Red Wines For Beginners


May 14, 2019

It’s no secret that interest in wine is growing. Maybe you like wine for the implied health benefits. Or, perhaps you just love rosé! Whatever the reason, one issue many newcomers struggle with is consistently choosing wines they love.

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The ABC’s of Wine: Wine Terms Everyone Should Get to Know


March 19, 2019

Wine – we all love to drink it, but how much do we really know about it? The world of wine can be intimidating. With terms like jeroboam and maceration, wine talk can feel like a foreign language at times. Virtual Vino is here to help you out with their ABC’s of Wine, a five-part series covering vino terms all wine lovers can familiarize themselves with. Virtual Vino Purchasing Manager and wine nerd, Tom Klavins, helped put together a go-to guide covering everything from acidity to Zinfandel.

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