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Every winemaker’s end goal is to produce a wine that is squeaky clean and free of any off aromas or characteristics that would detract from the wines natural flavours and aromas. There are many factors that play an important role in determining a wine’s flavour and aroma--and a wine fault shouldn’t be one of them! This week’s Craft and Cork w.. Read More
May 10, 2017 | By Liz Ataman

7 Reasons to Make Your Own Craft Wine at Home

To someone who has never made wine, making craft wine at home may seem like a task to leave to the professionals. But with such a wide variety of wine kits available, it is quite simple to get started, and there are many reasons to make your own wine at home. Here are just a few…. 1. Making your own wine at home is fun. It’s easy to get start.. Read More
April 26, 2017 | By Chris Holman

Learn How to Age Your Wine with Elegance

One of the most rewarding experiences for craft winemakers is opening a bottle of our own craft wine that has been ageing gracefully in the wine cellar for months. And, it is even more rewarding to share that wine with friends and family – who are blown away by the quality! This week’s Craft & Cork will teach you what you need to know about a.. Read More
April 12, 2017 | By Liane Gillies

How to Make a Good First Impression with a Label

  One of the greatest joys for craft winemakers is sharing their wine with family and friends.  And, when family and friends rave about the wine, the joy turns into euphoria.  You have taken great care to make sure the liquid in your bottle is perfect.  You choose a top quality kit and a popular varietal.  Then, you crafted the kit with u.. Read More
March 30, 2017 | By Liane Gillies

Why Do Craft Winemakers Love Chardonnay?

Throughout the years, we see the popularity of different wines rise quickly, and then eventually drop as another variety takes their places in wine cellars around the world.  For example, back in the 1990s restaurants and wine stores couldn’t keep Merlot in stock.  Then, in 2004 the movie “Sideways” was released and before long, Pinot Noir wa.. Read More