Wine Tasting Party Ideas for Hosting Your Next Shindig!

Wine Glass Setup for Wine Tasting Event

Need some wine tasting party ideas to make your next dinner party or get together a success? Vine and Vintage has many wine tasting party themes that are unique, interactive and fun to use when hosting your next dinner party, social get together or family holiday. Here are just three wine tasting party ideas to try out. 1) Blind Tasting …

How to Wine Taste aka Steps to Taste Wine

Ever wonder how to wine taste? What is all that swirling, sniffing and swishing about? There are standard steps to taste wine to evaluate the quality of a wine. Using your senses to taste wine is essential to learning how to wine taste and to get an overall understanding of that wine. Everything from the look, smell, taste and feel …

Wine Tasting Terms – Are You Smarter than a Wine Sommelier?

Wine Sipping ans Sniffing at Wine Tasting

Learn these common wine tasting terms and not only will you be praised for your knowledge, you’ll feel more confident buying wine and expressing your opinions! Once you get the lingo and jargon down of a few of theses wine tasting terms, the only thing left to worry about is keeping your wine glass full! Acidity:How tart a wine is …

Wine Sulfites – What Are They?

Wine Sulfites – what does that mean? The term ‘sulfites’ is an inclusive term for sulfur dioxide (SO2). SO2 is a preservative and widely used in winemaking (and most food industries), because of its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. SO2 plays a very important role in preventing oxidization and maintaining a wine’s freshness. Are Wine Sulfites Harmful? Consumption of sulfites is generally …

Ontario Wine Country Where Good Things Grow

Harvest season in Ontario wine country, i.e. Niagara, is a magical time of year. The beautiful colours, ripe grapes and everyone hard at work is an amazing thing to witness and one of the most crucial steps in the winemaking process. The harvest season in Ontario wine country is primarily based upon the ripeness of the grapes at the time …

Toasting to a Class with a Glass… of WINE! (the French way)

​​Can anyone think of a better way to celebrate other than with wine and food? The French couldn’t either. As in most countries, cuisine is an essential part of French culture and celebrations typically revolve around food. Over 2,600 years ago, the art of drinking wine was adopted into French tradition as a means of socializing. It is no surprise …

The World LES Travelled

Group Photo at Bachelorette Wine Tasting Party

One hell of a Saturday afternoon is what you get when you combine 24 women, a wine tasting and a massive wooden cabin during Lesley’s wine themed bridal shower! To celebrate the bride-to-be on her bachelorette weekend, Vine & Vintage hosted one of the biggest sit-down wine tastings to-date. Spread along two long wooden tables, close friends and family sniffed, …

Our Adventure Around the World

Group Photo at Wine Tasting Event

“Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.” -Unknown I couldn’t find who wrote this quote, but when I first read it, it spoke such truth about my new wine events venture. Every time I plan a wine tasting event, I am going in blind. I walk into an unfamiliar environment, …

I’m Thankful for Wine

I spent Thanksgiving weekend with a family who had plenty to be thankful for. Celebrating a 60th birthday party, a new baby in the family, and of course, a family get-together focused around wine. I always enjoy hosting an event for families as they are always the most entertaining (especially after a couple tastings). No one is afraid to hold …

Liberty Village Wine Club Features Ciao Italia!

Ciao A Tutti! Tuscany, Sicily, Veneto, oh my! On Thursday September 28th, I rejoiced in hosting a wine night for The Liberty Village Wine Club. It felt wonderful to be welcomed back into a community I once knew so well and cherished so much. Liberty Village, located in downtown Toronto is unlike any other community I have lived in before. …