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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 … 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 … 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: … Read More

bottle shots of the RQ 2017 wines
December 8, 2016 | By Liane Gillies

Experience the tradition of fine French wines

When you think about fine wine, do you immediately think Bordeaux or is a Burgundy more your style? Does your mouth water at the thought of a fine Sancerre?  Fine wine is synonymous with France because not only does France … Read More

September 29, 2016 | By Liane Gillies

Vanilla and Fig – A divinely inspired flavour combination

Certain flavours, when combined together, complement each other perfectly. Chocolate and cherries. Apples and cinnamon. Honey and almonds.  A less well known, but extraordinarily delicious flavour combination is vanilla and figs.  Figs bring ripe fruit and honey flavours to the … Read More