Wine Regions of the World – US

Wine Regions of the World – US

In the fourth chapter of my blog series, I invite you to join me on a tour of the top producing wine regions of the world, next being the United States (US). When you’re thinking of wine regions in the US, you’ll no doubt recognize the top regions California’s...
Wine Regions of the World – Spain

Wine Regions of the World – Spain

Continuing our adventure through wine regions of the world, we travel from France to its neighbour to the south, Spain. Here we’ll see warmer climates. Spain ranks third in world wine production at 14.5 %. The Spanish wine world has two distinct branches. The...
Wine Regions of the World – France

Wine Regions of the World – France

 In the second chapter of this blog series, I invite you to join me on a tour of another one of the top producing wine regions of the world – France.Come with me as we travel from Italy to the second largest wine producer in the world. Weighing in at 16.5%, over...
Wine Regions of the World – Italy

Wine Regions of the World – Italy

In the first chapter of my new blog series, I invite you to join me on a tour of the top producing wine regions of the world, starting with Italy. I wish to thank Wikipedia for this world map showing the main wine regions of the world. It’s circa 2009 and the...
Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

Filtering captures particles in your wine and it’s done 1-2 weeks after fining. Since fining, the wine has been sitting on the second shelf in the front row where we’ve been constantly watching as fermentation stops and clearing proceeds. We’re...
Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

Fining is the process of adding an organic agent to your wine creating a bond with suspended particles to make them easier to filter out of the wine. It takes place sometime between 1 and 5 weeks after racking, depending on the kit. Your wine is in secondary...
Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

What does racking your wine mean? Racking or siphoning your wine is done to remove solids that have settled in the bottom of the Primary Fermenter. In my first blog about the winemaking process, I took you through step 1 – starting fermentation. Primary...
2018 Girls Night Out

2018 Girls Night Out

I’ve always been a fan of the annual Girls Night Out event in Steveston and 2018 was no exception. Since we’re open Thursday nights, I thought “Why not serve up some seasonal juice, cheese, discounts and gifts?” We thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening. Favourite...
Crafting Your Wine Step 1 – Fermentation

Crafting Your Wine Step 1 – Fermentation

You’ve chosen the wine you want to craft and now you’re going to begin the fermentation process. Don’t worry – it isn’t difficult at all and our  very experienced staff will help you through the process. PreparationWe start by preparing our primary fermentation...