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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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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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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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