Don’t think of a sober, sombre auction, with bidders discretely raising their paddles—this is an unabashed festive occasion.

Cabernet sauvignon has long been called King Cabernet and is still deserving of the title.

Many wineries love winning medals because, like high scores from wine critics, they provide external validation of their wines. But what do these accolades really mean?

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Canada isn’t as densely planted in vines as Italy, France, and Spain, but vineyards can be found from coast to coast. To the west are wineries on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and on the eastern seaboard are a few in Newfoundland and New Brunswick, with many more in Nova Scotia

The popularity of rosé has given rise to wineries creating rosé production programs rather than treating it as a poor cousin to red and white wine.

Whether we’re attracted to a quirky brand name or a picture of an animal, it’s the label that guides us to the bottle.