‘Tis the season of celebration and often the first thing that comes to people’s minds (at least in our world) is opening a nice bottle of bubbles! Whether it’s New Years Eve or Christmas morning, there’s nothing like the sound of a cork popping to liven up the occasion. Often people assume that most sparkling […] Continue reading
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
A new addition to our shelves here at Vine Arts, the 2008 Aaron Aequorea is a bold, satisfying, stick to your ribs style of red from the region of Paso Robles, California. The label is inspired by winemaker Aaron Jackson’s roots growing up in a surf town located 40 kilometers south west of Paso Robles. […] Continue reading
Hey all, We’ve got some big news to share. We are going to be the first wine shop here in Alberta to use Cornervine! Cornervine was developed by two wine lovers living in Winnipeg and has a number of awesome features. Here is what Cornervine is going to add to the Vine Arts experience: As […] Continue reading
Erik takes a look at a delicious release from one of the Okanagan’s newest labels!
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
Erik shares his thoughts on this delicious Mosel Riesling!
This refreshing summer cocktail delivers a kick of heat from New Deal Distillery’s delicious spicy pepper vodka! New Deal Spicy Pomegranate Margarita Ingredients 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice 2 oz pomegranate juice 2 oz Hot Monkey Vodka 1 oz simple syrup 2-3 dashes Fee Bros Orange Bitters Ice Soda water (optional) Directions In your cocktail […] Continue reading
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
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