The Vine Arts Weekly! December 7th, 2013

This is the first post in a series of installments letting you know what’s happening at Vine Arts and around YYC this week. We’ll bring you new products, upcoming tastings, our favourite dishes and more. We hope you enjoy! Cocktail Idea: Vin Brulee (Taken from Imbibe Magazine) Although a crock pot makes this no-fuss recipe […] Continue reading

Review: 2011 Elvio Cogno Barbera d’Alba “Bricco dei Merli”

The picturesque Elvio Cogno estate is perched in the hilltop town of Novello in the rolling hills of Piemonte. These fourth generation winemakers are combining the traditional grape varieties and historic vineyards of this legendary region with modern winemaking practices to produce wines that toe the line between contemporary and traditional styles. There were roughly […] Continue reading

Review: GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 1

This is the first release from a new limited edition range of cask strength bottlings from one of our favourite Highland distilleries. 12,000 bottles were produced of batch #1, which was aged in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry barrels and bottled with no age statement. Neat: On the nose this is rich […] Continue reading

Okanagan Gems

Several months ago I was approached about hosting a wine tasting that exhibited my favorite Okanagan wines. Having visited the area less than a month before the request, my enthusiasm was still fresh and the wines were bright in my mind. A decade or two ago, selecting six producers to represent would have been a […] Continue reading