Tag: Winemaking

Is Edmonton’s Wine Industry Lazy & Entitled? (Northern Lands Fest)

Is Edmonton’s Wine Industry Lazy & Entitled? (Northern Lands Fest)

I knew it would piss off a lot of people. My most recent cover story in Vue was about the Northern Lands Canadian Wine Festival, which is a super exciting event happening this weekend and I’m really looking forward to it. (I’ll definitely be posting 

Mega Purple? Mega No Thanks.

Mega Purple? Mega No Thanks.

It was a shocking shade of purple and there was no way it was natural. Ever seen a wine that seemed to defy the laws of nature? Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon is one of them. It’s not a wine I would ever purchase – not after 

Benziger & Biodynamics

Benziger & Biodynamics

A ram’s horn filled with manure and buried under the full moon: it sounds like some kind of archaic ritual, but it’s actually a practice carried out by thousands of contemporary winemakers. Biodynamics is essentially organic agriculture with an esoteric twist. It is based on 

Wine Diamonds, reprised

Wine Diamonds, reprised

Funny story: if you do a Google image search for “wine diamonds” the very first image is mine. I had done an article on tartrate crystals (AKA wine diamonds), way back on my old blog. Turns out a fellow wine blogger had used my image 

Peruvian Bodegas: Lovera

Peruvian Bodegas: Lovera

Peru’s wine industry is infinitesimal compared to its South American neighbours of Chile and Argentina, but it could be the next major player in the wine world. Historically, Peru played a very important role in the establishment of the South American wine industry, but was