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February 28, 2018 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

What’s Happening in the Vineyard

In February to April of every year, the Southern Hemisphere is busy harvesting grapes. These regions include Argentina, South Africa, and Australia. In terms of knowing the best time to harvest, the best winemakers are so familiar with the taste of ripeness that they can walk down a row tasting grapes and know intuitively when to pick. However, there.. Read More
February 13, 2018 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Pairing Your Wine with Popcorn

With the 2018 SAG awards and 60th Annual Grammy Awards now behind us, it’s safe to say that the awards season is well under way! If you enjoy watching the live coverage with a glass of vino, we’ve got the perfect popcorn pairings to complement whatever is in your glass; so you can spend more time enjoying the red carpet pleasantries, and of cour.. Read More
February 1, 2018 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Give the Gift of Wine this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and if you’re still looking for a present for that special someone, look no further! While conventional items like jewelry, chocolates and flowers are good gifts, it’s likely you’ve gifted them before and are looking to try something new. Nothing says, “Happy Valentine’s Day” better than wine, b.. Read More
January 19, 2018 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Celebrate the Icewine Festival

Here we are in the middle of winter season and for those of us who would rather be basking in warm sunshine, we find every reason we can to celebrate the Canadian cold.  Well look no further than Icewine! January marks the season of the Icewine festival in the Niagara region which runs from January 12 to January 28, and in celebration here are 5 gre.. Read More
January 4, 2018 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Sulphites and Wine

"Contains Sulphites." These are words you see on almost every commercial bottle of wine, but so many do not understand what this means. RJS Craft Winemaking will get to the bottom of sulphites in wine, compare commercial wine sulphite levels to craft wine, discuss how you can reduce them when crafting your own wine, and provide tips for storage and c.. Read More