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The Rules Behind Bringing Wine as A Hostess Gift

It seems the simplest of gestures, but it elicits such anxiety for the well-intentioned gift giver. What is an appropriate wine to gift? How much money should be spent on a bottle? Should you expect the host to open it or save it for another time? All very good – and regularly asked – questions....

6 Eggs-cellent Wines for Easter

When we pair wines for holiday dinners, occasions where our meals typically look more like a marathon than a sprint, starting in the late afternoon with nibblies as guests gather and running into the into the night with a multi-course dinner, we generally don’t get overly fussed about the perfect pairing. In fact, we’re pretty...

tips to impress your dinner party guests
8 Simple Ways to Impress Your Dinner Party Guests

Looking to impress your dinner guests this season? We’ve got eight simple tips to make your next party a memorable one.  by Erin The devil’s in the details. It’s the little things. Good things come in small packages. Riches are in niches. If these sayings tell us anything, it’s that people are often most impressed...

The March Break Sunday Supper that will Save Your Sanity

Kid Approved Lemon Ricotta Stuffed Won Ton Ravioli (with adult approved wine) If you have kids – or maybe even if you don’t – you know that this week has been March Break. And here in Toronto it rained. Almost. Every. Day. Faced with kids who were locked up all day long with no real...

Our Top 20 Picks from the March 19 Vintages Release

If you’re familiar with biodynamics, the philosophy that we are influenced by lunar cycles and that there is preferred days to harvest, drink and eat for maximum success, then you likely won’t be surprised to read that these tasting notes were probably written on flowering, or tasting, days. If you are a bit in the...

Our Top 20 Picks for the March 5th Vintage’s Release

This week Vintages is looking to red-hot California as the focus of this release. Not that the Golden State needs the help: a recent report shows 2015 was a banner year for US wine exports (of which California makes up about 90%), increasing sales to 1.6 billion, which is nearly 8% higher than the previous...

Our Top Wine Picks from the February 20 Vintages Release

This week Vintages highlights Australia and the wealth of wine coming from Down Under. While it was the iconic juicy and powerful Shiraz of Barossa that really shot Oz to fame on this side of the world, there’s so much more to the winemaking country than just the plump red wine. Indeed, hilly Eden Valley...

Our Top 20 Picks from the February 6 Vintages Release

The focus of this week’s release is on Southern France, an area we have long touted as a value-driven region of robust and spicy reds made from Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mouvedre. White wines play a lesser role, but rich Chardonnays and Viogniers can certainly be found, as can Picpoul – a racy, bright and...

Our Top 20 Picks from the January 23 Vintages Release

This week the LCBO goes south, focusing on Chile and Argentina as the highlight of the Vintages’ release. Both regions seem to be favourites with consumers – especially given Malbec’s popularity for its rich and plush, easy drinking appeal. Not to mention both countries can offer decent wines at bargain prices, which no doubt soothes a wine...

10 Popular Hangover Cures

Happy New Year! The biggest party night of the year is only hours away, and we here at The Wine Sisters HQ want to wish you all the best for a happy, prosperous and adventurous 2016. We also want to thank you for your support over the past year; we’re looking forward to bringing you even...

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