The Innovative Side of Wine

“Innovation is not just about finding new ways, because sometimes the old ways are the innovation of today. We are rediscovering and reinterpreting the things we learned.” Set to the stunning landscapes of BC’s Okanagan Valley, this video takes a look at what actors in the region’s wine industry define as innovative. For many  of those interviewed,…

The Coravin

An exciting new development in the world of wine is the Coravin. It allows the user to pour  a glass of wine without having to remove the cork. As a result the wine doesn’t come into contact with oxygen thus greatly extending its shelf life. This is great news for wine bars and restaurants especially!…

Canadian Wines are on the Rise!

Suggest a Canadian wine to someone and you’ll likely be met with skepticism, if not outright hostility. Aside from icewine, the Great White North isn’t exactly known for producing quality wine. But all that is changing. Thanks to hard work and tireless efforts to improve their product, Canadian wine producers are starting to gain some…

Africa: The Next Wine Frontier?

Until now, “African wine” has been virtually synonymous with “South African wine”. Indeed, South Africa vineyards produce some  excellent chenin blancs, rieslings and pinot noirs. South Africa even has its own signature varietal: pinotage. Pinotage gives wines of a deep-red colour with smoky, earthy aromas. However, wine in Africa is moving beyond South Africa’s borders. Wineries…

Red Obsession

A fascinating look at the effects of the skyrocketing demand for wine in China. Image Source