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?
In 2006, Alexander Vik purchased 11,000 acres of undeveloped land in Chile’s Millahue Valley to create a winery where nothing had been before. His goal? “To enter the great pantheon of wines in the world.”
The latest venture from Mission Hill Family Estate proprietor Anthony von Mandl is a winery created in honour of his late father.
A quick guide to pairing wine and food for all your summer celebrations.
For serious enthusiasts, Palais Coburg is an easy place to get delightfully lost in history.
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
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.
Although some, perhaps many, wine consumers have either turned away from chardonnay completely or reduced their purchases, many more have rallied to it.
From Canada to New Zealand.