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
March 15, 2017 | By Chris Holman

Getting the Most out of Wine Yeasts and Enzymes

If you’re a winemaker who is always looking to get the most out of each of your batches, and are not afraid to experiment, than this blog is for you. This week’s Craft and Cork blog will dive into the wonderful world of wine yeasts and enzymes and how we can get the most out of them during the winemaking process. What are Yeasts and Enzymes? .. Read More
March 2, 2017 | By Liane Gillies

Orchard Breezin’ – The Beer Alternative

Close your eyes.  Now picture what you will be doing in just a few short weeks.  The sun is bright and giving off enough warmth to make socks and long sleeve shirts completely optional. The patio furniture, fresh out of the shed, is set up for another season.  The bbq has a full cylinder of propane.  Steaks were marinated all morning and are now .. Read More
February 14, 2017 | By Liane Gillies

Getting to the heart of it: wine and chocolate

It’s that time of year when we all have love and passion on our minds.  Many of us are hoping our special someone will soon be seducing us with a big heart shaped box filled with our (second) favourite treat: chocolate.  Then, we will light a few candles, open a bottle of our favourite craft wine, snuggle up on the coach and share an evening of r.. Read More