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August 14, 2017 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Baco Noir: The ‘True North’ Wine – Woodsy, Rustic and Wild

In her famous book Wine Grapes, Jancis Robinson explores the origins and characteristics of a whopping 1,368 different wine grapes from around the world!  Imagine how long it would take you to sample all those wines!  Fortunately in present day, most of the world’s winemakers are making wine from a couple hundred of those grapes. The “noble.. Read More
Craft winemakers are crafting more Chilean wines than ever before!  The popularity of Chilean wines is hardly surprising considering the high quality juice now available from Chile.  In fact, in the last 20 years Chile has become one the world’s best regions for sourcing varietal juice for winemaking, and most of the world’s most popular grapes.. Read More
July 19, 2017 | By Liane Gillies

Beyond Pinot Grigio: Summer White Wine Ideas

The summer of 2017 is in full swing.  Sunny days mean shorelines are packed with colourful umbrellas as we all turn into beach bums soaking up the rays.  Grilling has become a daily routine as we scarf down hot dogs, burgers and kebobs.  And, afternoons spent on the patio have resulted in thousands of craft winemakers everywhere suddenly realizing.. Read More
Have you ever asked yourself how wine kit manufacturers’ manage to get such high quality grape juice from the vineyard into your fermenter? This week’s edition of Craft & Cork will take you on the journey from vineyard to wine kit and show you how wine kit production varies little from commercial winemaking techniques. The technology behin.. Read More
Romantic candle light dinner Loving couple holding hands during romantic dinner There is nothing as nice as those few hours a week we get away from work, the kids and the general hustle and bustle of everyday life on date night. But, it is far too easy to fall into a familiar monotony of date night destinations, like going to the same restaurant or two every time. If you are struggling for new ideas to keep date night exciting, .. Read More