A wine bar, surely, should be a drinking establishment where excellent wine leads the charge. The wine list needn’t have hundreds of bottles, but it should be smart and varied, with a decent range by the glass. And the wine should be served well: in good glasses, at the right temperature, and by informed servers.
The latest alternative to the glass bottle is paper. Paper has two of the advantages of plastic and aluminum: it doesn’t shatter like glass, and it’s very light–the weight of a paper bottle of wine is essentially the weight of the contents.
Here are NUVO’s five steps for finding fantastic natural wine at your local B.C., Ontario, or Quebec alcohol monopoly.
With the quality of output from women in all areas of the wine industry—sommeliers, importers, vineyard managers, and winemakers among them—now is a fantastic time to taste and talk with the women staking their claim in a historically inhospitable environment.
Since the success of Fuzion, the Familia Zuccardi has gone from strength to strength. Zuccardi attributes some of the success to its being a family enterprise. The person behind this inspired wine was José Alberto Zuccardi, a second-generation winemaker whose father began planting vines in the Mendoza region of Argentina in the 1960s.
Naturally produced Canadian wines geared towards the more traditional wine drinker.
The biodynamic boom has carved a path for myriad natural wine bars, offering atmosphere and impressive dishes alongside a range of natural wine options.