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5 wines to try to get out of your wine rut
5 under the radar wines to break out of your wine rut

Give your Cabernet a break and shake things up with one of these under the radar wines By Erin We’re now in Week Six of the Covid quarantine. And judging by your Instagrams, I’d wager most of you are also on Wine Case Six. Props to you for doing your part to keep your favourite...

how, when and why to decant wine
When, Why and How to Decant Wine

It may look intimidating, but here’s all you need to know about when, why and how to decant wine.  by Erin When I was starting out as a somm, my first job was at a private club in Toronto. There, I inherited a cellar full of aging Spanish, Italian, and French wines, among other bottles....

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How Oleo-Saccharum Will Change Your Cocktails

Save those citrus peels! by Erin As much as I am a lover of wine, I’m also a huge fan of cocktail hour. There is something so civilized about pausing the day to have a little refresher by way of a strong and delicious bevy. Long-time followers will know I’m also a fan of simple...

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Wine pairings for all your classic Easter dishes

From lamb to ham, brunch to dinner, these wine pairings are classic matches for all your Easter dishes.   by Erin This week on Wednesday’s virtual wine tasting on our Instagram, the topic is classic wine pairings for your Easter dishes. Fair enough, this holiday is a bit different than past years – the Covid-19 lockdown...

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How to Pair Wine and Junk Food

These four simple guidelines on how to pair wine and junk food are guaranteed to elevate your snack game. By Erin We don’t like to admit it, but we all do it. Get home from a long day, microwave a bag of popcorn, open a bottle of Cab and zone out on the couch until...

how to host a home wine tasting
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...

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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....

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