Cellaring wine: Wined Up’s reasons for storing your favourite bottles

A few weeks ago I had to buy a new wine rack. I recently have come into ownership of a lot of wine, and my collection is now at circa 90-100 bottles. This is a big thing for me as I have never really been into cellaring wine. Actually, that’s not true. I have always … Continue reading Cellaring wine: Wined Up’s reasons for storing your favourite bottles

Off-Dry Hot Canadian Summer

With the heatwave still coming on strong in Nova Scotia, our need for summer sippers has never been stronger. Thankfully, this month’s TNT (Tuesday Night Tasting) was exactly that theme. The venue for this round was Avondale Sky. This vineyard has a neat story to it. They repurposed an old church and made headlines when … Continue reading Off-Dry Hot Canadian Summer

Big Reds, Big Frosts & Barbecue Favourites: Drew’s monthly update from across the pond

By the sounds of things, I didn’t blow it with the first article. Which is great because reading my own work is seconded only to hearing myself talk. This month’s Tuesday Night Tasting was themed ‘Barbecue Favourites’ and was hosted by Sainte-Famille Wines (one of the oldest vineyards in Nova Scotia and within walking distance … Continue reading Big Reds, Big Frosts & Barbecue Favourites: Drew’s monthly update from across the pond

Sunday roasts, Frasier and Men Behaving Badly – The Wined Up guide to fortified wines

When I was growing up in the nineties I used to go on bike rides with my dad up to my grandparent’s house for Sunday lunch. I always thought it was nice how it appeared Dad saw the importance of us seeing our grandparents and getting us exercise however it later dawned on me that … Continue reading Sunday roasts, Frasier and Men Behaving Badly – The Wined Up guide to fortified wines

“Come on! Chug, people!” An afternoon with Swig.co.uk.

You may have noticed that over the past year we have run profiles on a number of distributors, producers and pioneers within the wine industry. That’s because here at Wined Up, we like to talk about people and projects that we genuinely find interesting. We don’t plug certain companies for advertising revenue; we profile them … Continue reading “Come on! Chug, people!” An afternoon with Swig.co.uk.

Orange wine: going back to basics or just a hipster fad? Everything you need to know

So, it’s that time of year again! It’s time for the RAW wine fair! The RAW wine fair is something that we hold close to our hearts at Wined Up, as it was the first expo that we were invited to as ‘press’. Not that it makes us important or anything like that but when … Continue reading Orange wine: going back to basics or just a hipster fad? Everything you need to know