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How to Host a Wine Tasting at Home

Learn about wine at home. Pyjamas optional. by Erin During the Covid-19 quarantine I wanted to find a way to stay connected to The Wine Sisters’ clients, and maybe even offer a bit of lighthearted distraction from the dismal reality of life in isolation. I started offering weekly Wine Wednesday virtual tastings on The Wine...

8 Classic Ways to Order a Martini

These martini definitions will have you ordering your drink like a boss. by Erin The best part about classic cocktails coming back with a vengeance, is that, well, we’re all back to drinking quality, sophisticated and delicious drinks like adults. The worst part? There’s a certain intimidation factor because that swanky Humphrey Bogart/James Bond/Ernest Hemingway...

Great Books for Hunkering Down

From lazy long weekends to holidays at the beach, these books are perfect for any self isolation. By Erin Call me crazy, but I’m kindof digging these days of social distancing. A global pandemic and world-wide hysteria notwithstanding, I’m finding this involuntary shut-down and welcome break from the constant go-go-go of my entrepreneurial life. (Talk...

Ontario Wines You Should be Drinking Right Now

These wineries just made it easier to support Ontario with free local shipping. By Erin Ontario’s only one week into social isolation and already the wine drinking memes are hilariously flowing. But what isn’t so funny, is that local wineries, like many businesses right now, are feeling the financial pinch of a society on lock...

8 Reasons You Need To Go To I4C

For the last five years we’ve headed out bright and early on a (usually) sunny Friday, July morning, making our way to Niagara to celebrate the best of cool climate Chardonnay. We’re not alone. Averaging somewhere around 2,000 people over the weekend, wine lovers in the know, know where the coolest wines are being poured....

10 Wines to Cheers Canada Day

You’ve long heard us tout the virtues of local wines – especially top-performing Ontario varietals Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Gamay. These wines are made so deliciously well, to highlight a few for your Canada Day celebration not only seemed a tad uninspired, but too easy – like shooting fish in a perfectly...

Our Top 20 Wines from the June 25 Vintages Release

In this last Vintages release before the Canada Day long weekend, the LCBO has put its main feature on Southern France, for some inexplicable reason, though there is a smaller sub-feature on great wines to sip for Canada Day. Here we’ve highlighted our 20 favourite from a release of maybe 100 or so. They do...

Big Wines for the Big Guy

It’s no secret we got into the wine business largely because of our Dad. When we were kids, our pops worked in sales and marketing for a big wine and alcohol agency – and when we say “worked,” we mean that it seems he mostly played in a lot of golf tournaments, travelled the world...

Our Top 20 Picks of the June 11 Vintages Release

There’s a whole lotta fizz goin’ on in this week’s Vintages release at the LCBO. Just don’t shake it. Unless you’re celebrating a sporting win. We’ve long been proponents of bubbly anytime of the year – food friendly, versatile and often found at great prices if you know where to look (ie not in Champagne),...

Pitcher Perfect: The Best Big Batch Margaritas

We love a good cocktail, but we don’t love getting stuck behind the bar. Mixing and measuring, shaking and stirring – one ounce at at a time … who wants to do that!? We decided to combine our love of margaritas with our love of being lazy, and figured out our perfect combination for pitchers of margaritas!...

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