Cooking With Wine – Riesling Chicken

Cooking With Wine – Riesling Chicken

Cooking With Wine – Riesling Chicken   A new way of cooking with wine Welcome to our new blog series on cooking with wine in which we begin our culinary adventure with Riesling Chicken. When you have a craving for barbecued chicken “beer-can style” but there’s no...
Staying Connected More

Staying Connected More

Staying Connected More   Let’s explore some creative New Year’s resolutions that will help us by staying connected more! Here are some ways to exercise your mental and emotional health muscles through staying connected with family and friends.   Game Night...
Staying Connected

Staying Connected

Staying Connected Today, it’s more important than ever to be staying connected with friends, family and the community. We’re so fortunate that technology can help us do this in the safest way possible. Whether it’s meeting virtually, sharing on social media platforms,...
Oak in Craft Winemaking

Oak in Craft Winemaking

​Oak in craft winemaking is used to add aroma, flavour, complexity and body, which is sometimes referred to as mouthfeel. Certain commercial wines are aged in oak barrels but when you make your own wines at Steveston Winemakers, it’s done in glass carboys. So how do...
What’s causing my headaches?

What’s causing my headaches?

What’s causing my headaches? I used to think red wine gave me headaches and blamed sulphites. When we started making our own wines at Steveston Winemakers, I stopped getting headaches. But then I learned more about it and concluded it couldn’t have been the sulphites....
Craft Winemaking 101 – Free Virtual Course

Craft Winemaking 101 – Free Virtual Course

We’re excited to be offering you a free virtual course – Craft Winemaking 101. Originally conceived as a quarterly in-person event, our Craft Winemaking 101 course morphed into a virtual one because of COVID-19. Many organizations are offering free courses...
Wine Regions of the World – Canada

Wine Regions of the World – Canada

This month, we’re travelling from New Zealand to explore top producing wine regions of the world at home. Viticulture in Canada is about 2,000 years old. The regulatory body is called Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) which provides a degree of quality assurance to...
Wine Regions of the World – New Zealand

Wine Regions of the World – New Zealand

​This month, we’re travelling from Hungary to explore top producing wine regions of the world in New Zealand. Therefore, we’ll be visiting the world’s most southern wine producing country. Winemaking here, which dates back to the early 1800s, survived the phylloxera...
Wine Regions of the World – Hungary

Wine Regions of the World – Hungary

​This month, we’re travelling from Russia to explore top producing wine regions of the world in Hungary. Viniculture here, which dates back to Roman times, has survived through political, religious and economic challenges. It also survived the phylloxera epidemic in...
Recipe – Champagne Yeast Bread

Recipe – Champagne Yeast Bread

Why make Champagne yeast bread? The impetus for me to try making Champagne yeast bread was when I discovered that COVID-19 is impacting the supply of yeast. A couple of weeks ago, when I was in our local grocery store, I overheard that it would be at least two months...