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September 14, 2017 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Spain Tempranillo: A Winemaker’s Wine of Eminence and Panache

In 2016, Spanish wine was dubbed the “most popular on the planet” based on their international export figures. According to the Spanish Wine Market Observatory, Spain exported 2.4 billion litres versus 2 billion litres of French wine. It is no surprise that their industry is booming, as their wines are of unprecedented quality, diversity and val.. Read More
August 31, 2017 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Pizza and Wine Pairings: Let the Sauce Guide You!

Pizza and wine go hand in hand, but when it comes to choosing the perfect wine to complement your favourite pizza, do you know which wine to turn to? There are almost as many (if not more) pizza toppings and styles, than there are wine varietals… so finding the perfect pairing can be a daunting task! Most often than not, wines derived from Sangi.. Read More
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 RJS Craft Winemaking

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