Wine Stain Removal
Friday, January 16, 2015Not really news, but important information for all wine lovers from Bob Vila!
"Red wine – and its nonalcoholic cousin, grape juice – may be the most common and damaging stains. If you see a spill, blot the area with clean towels right away, then apply a home remedy of white vinegar followed by plain water. You also can try a carpet shampoo at full strength; rinse thoroughly with water."Personally, I've always had great success with Spot Shot on my white carpet.
Additional Tasting Options
Monday, January 12, 2015First project of the new year completed: in addition to wine, we've added the ability to host a tasting for any of 16 different kinds of drinks, including beer, scotch, sake, and even olive oil!
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Invitations Feature Improved
Monday, December 29, 2014Happy Holidays! We've improved the Invitations feature to let you easily send classy wine tasting invitations by email. There are four different styles to choose from, and you can also choose to be notified by email when a guest RSVPs "yes" or "no". Tip: the invitations will work for any type of event, it doesn't have to be a wine tasting! Login now to check it out.
No Global Wine Shortage After All
Friday, April 4, 2014Despite some recent news reports the contrary, it seems there actually is no global wine shortage! As reported by BBC News, data from the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV) show that in 2013 worldwide wine production was much higher than consumption (281 million hectolitres (Mhl) produced, compared with estimated consumption of only 245Mhl).
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Monday, February 24, 2014One of the biggest wine shows in North America, the 36th Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival will feature 178 wineries from 14 countries pouring 1750+ wines at 54 events. 23,000 attendees are projected – the Festival runs from February 24 - March 2, 2014.
2014 Wine Awards
Wednesday, January 29, 2014Vancouver Magazine is out with its 2014 wine awards. Out of 725 wines tasted by 18 judges over a 3-day period, the "best in show" title went to a French champagne (Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut). In addition, there were six categories with a winner picked for each.
Monday, January 27, 2014Our new website has been launched! We're happy to receive any feedback, please contact us if you would like to see anything changed or added. And check back soon since we'll be putting up additional features and content in the coming weeks. We hope to see you at one of our events, or help you with setting up your own wine tastings.
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