Archive for December, 2013
Craig's 'Taste' on it. Wine reviews 101.

” …the wine shows hints of anise and leather. Has a deep crimson colour. Is well balanced with a rounded mouth feel and finishes long and pleasant…” Translation from Winese to English: “…I detect a slight smell of black licorice and cowhide. The wine’s colour is a very deep and dark red. It is not overwhelmed more...

Craigswine QUICK CHRISTMAS QUIZ! (say that 5 times fast)

This year I am providing for your pleasure a fun little Christmas quiz that I hope you will enjoy. As always, if you learn one new thing about wine today… it’s a good day! Enjoy! It's New Years and I'm looking for a "POP" to the evening. What might I open?my eyesChampagnea dialogue about winepresentsWho was the "Red Nosed reindeer"?W.C. more...

03 Dec

Top 10 wines for 2013

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Top 10 wines for 2013

  Top 10 best selling wines for 2013: #1.  World Vineyard Italian Pinot Grigio (4 week white) #2.  Selection Australian Grenache/Shiraz/ Mouverdre (6 week red) #3. Selection  Australian Chardonnay (6 week white) #4. Selection Skins Italian Amarone (8 week red) #5. Selection Italian Pinot  Grigio (6 week white) #6. Eclipse California Stag’s more...

When the Shiraz hits the fan! How to remove red wine stains.

With the cooler weather, the party is now moving inside. With that comes the risk of spilling red wine on your lovely living room carpet. Here is a simple solution to removing those red wine stains that if left to dry can make your floor covering look somewhat like a murder scene. I know through experience that this method works for I was fearful of more...

Message in a bottle. A great gift idea for the Holidays!

What is a message in a bottle? My wife Pirjo’s idea really. It’s a Winexpert Gift Certificate, rolled up like a scroll with a ribbon tied to it for easy removal, then placed inside a wine bottle with a custom label including your personal message. And to top it off, we even add a colored shrink cap of your choice to give it professionally more...

Tip of the Month: Fastest way to chill down your wines.

The Fastest way to chill down your wines or anything really (ie. Ice packs for injuries), especially in the lovely but hot summer is to put your wine bottle in a mixture of ICE & WATER (and in an ‘Ice Bag’ of course). It’s faster than just using a bucket of ice, the freezer or even the fridge because of the water. Water with ice covers an more...

Winexpert Wine Glasses

At Winexpert Pickering, we offer a variety of glasses to choose from for any occasion or fine wine! Shatter proof Glasses Finally, the perfect wine tumbler that goes places where glass does not – the patio, to the beach, picnics, around the pool and into luggage. Fine stemware breakage is a problem but not with the Govino! Also, these are a perfect more...