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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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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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Farewell For Now


April 16, 2019

While certainly not an easy decision to make, until further notice, our sister company, Virtual Vino, will be pausing operations. Apparently, it’s not only good wine that needs time to breathe! Being Alberta’s premier online wine retailer has been a dream of theirs for quite some time, and while they’re disappointed to have to cork this exciting adventure for now, they’re hopeful when circumstances permit, they’ll be able to once again serve you with the best wine found online.

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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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7 Questions With Rocío Osborne: Women In Wine


March 6, 2019

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with wine – women in wine, that is! Our friends at Virtual Vino caught up with sixth-generation Spanish Vintner, Rocío Osborne, of Bodegas Montecillo who was visiting Alberta to promote Rioja Wines this past month. They chatted about her experience working as a woman in the male-dominated world of wine.

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20 Beer Cocktails to Drink Right Now


February 21, 2019

Beer is great and all, but a beer cocktail is just better. Whether you're rocking a michelada at brekkie, a beergarita at happy hour, or a shandy at dinner time, these 20 drinks are sure to please.

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