Learn About Wine: WSET

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Wine Activities, Wine Store Blog | 0 comments

Learn About Wine: <span class="caps">WSET</span>

  If you have ques­tions or are con­fused about the dif­fer­ent types of wine edu­ca­tion and wine titles, search no fur­ther. In this blog I will explain the Wine and Spirit Edu­ca­tional Trust (WSET) path of edu­ca­tion and hope­fully answer your ques­tions. In a pre­vi­ous blog I dis­cussed the Som­me­lier edu­ca­tion path. Both are valu­able course of study but dif­fer slightly in their focus, deliv­ery, and tast­ing model. The Wine and Spirit Edu­ca­tion Trust was estab­lished in...

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Learn About Wine: Advanced

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Wine Activities, Wine Store Blog | 0 comments

Learn About Wine: Advanced

If you are look­ing to advance your wine knowl­edge or are inter­ested in influ­enc­ing or teach­ing oth­ers about wine, there a few direc­tions you can go: • Soci­ety of Wine Edu­ca­tors – Cer­ti­fied Spe­cial­ist of Wine (CSW), Cer­ti­fied Wine Edu­ca­tor (CWE), Cer­ti­fied Spe­cial­ist of Spir­its (CSS), and Hospitality/Beverage Spe­cial­ist Cer­tifi­cate (HBSC) • Insti­tute of Mas­ters of Wine – Mas­ters of Wine (MW) • The Court of Mas­ter Som­me­liers — Mas­ter...

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Best Wine: BC

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in BC Wines, Buying Wine, Red Wines, White Wines, Wine Store Blog | 0 comments

Best Wine: <span class="caps">BC</span>

Wines from BC are not avail­able in every mar­ket and some­times are hard to come by. The major­ity of wines that are exported to other coun­tries are Ice Wines. A few BC winer­ies that pro­duce Ice Wines are: Mis­sion Hill Fam­ily Estates, Jack­son Triggs Okana­gan Win­ery, Nk’Mip Win­ery, See Ya Later Ranch, Hes­ter Creek, Gehringer Broth­ers, Hainle Vine­yards, Pen­tâge Win­ery, and Summerhill.BC also has amaz­ing red and white wines that could def­i­nitely com­pete with some of the...

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Types of Wine: BC

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in BC Wines, Red Wines, White Wines, Wine Store Blog | 0 comments

Types of Wine: <span class="caps">BC</span>

With more than 210 winer­ies in oper­a­tion through­out the province and 864 vine­yards that grapes are sources from, British Colum­bia pro­duces on aver­age about thir­teen mil­lion liters of wine a year. BC pro­duces more than sixty dif­fer­ent grape vari­etals with a large empha­sis on red wine. Below you’ll find infor­ma­tion on the white and red vari­etals from BC. White Wine Varietals Pinot Gris: Medium to full bod­ied wine with typ­i­cal flavours of peach, pear, vanilla, spice and...

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The History of Wine: British Columbia

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in BC Wineries, Wine Store Blog | 0 comments

The History of Wine: British Columbia

Over the next few blogs, I am going to take you on a jour­ney to one of my favourite wine pro­duc­ing regions: British Colum­bia, Canada. I will kick off my trib­ute to BC wines by dis­cussing its history. British Colum­bia was pro­duc­ing wine as early as the late 1850’s, when a monk named father Pan­dosy set up the first white set­tle­ment in the Mis­sion area of Kelowna. He saw the poten­tial for pro­duc­ing wine for the holy sacra­ment and send word to Vat­i­can to have vines sent to him....

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