‘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
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!
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
When Sting and The Police creep into your head, music is generally the first thing that comes to mind. Discovering that the music legend owns a winery in Tuscany is a little strange; finding out the wines produced there are actually wonderful is borderline astonishing. It isn’t necessarily surprising that so many rock stars and […] Continue reading
As the demand for Scotch Whisky grows, so to do the challenges involved with being an independent bottler. Traditionally, distilleries maintain a house style and did their best to emulate that from year to year; occasionally adding trendy finishes like tawny port barrels or pedro ximenez casks to shake things up. Carn Mor defies this […] Continue reading
This limited release bottling from one of our favourite distilleries combines a little taste of history along with the soft, sexy style that has become the trademark Arran’s whiskies. Made in conjunction with the Agronomy Institue of Orkney College, this whisky uses a heritage strain of barley known as bere. Bere barley is Scotland’s oldest […] Continue reading