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The Best Wine Making Experience in Toronto

62.jpgBy BigDipperBlog2 comments
I recently made my own wine at Bloor West Winery and I have to say that it was the best wine making experience in Toronto I have ever had. Being of Italian descent, my relatives, father, and grandfather have always made their own wine as purchasing bottles from the LCBO can get expensive ...
Does the shape of your wine glass matter

Does the shape of your wine glass matter?

At Bloor West Winery, we have several different lines of wine glasses, with different design elements, price points, and materials, but all of them share one common characteristic:   The bulb of the wine glass is wider than the rim.   For any still wine, you should always ...

Great Summer Sippin: French-style Rose

Rosé is the Rodney Dangerfield of wine: It just doesn't get any respect!    Serious vinophiles dismiss it as "cloyingly sweet plonk designed and marketed for the unserious wine drinker -- the type who cut her (always a "her") drinking teeth on Strawberry Hill before ...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

A h-u-g-e "THANK YOU" to all our customers and friends who voted for Bloor West Winery on the Etobicoke Guardian's "Readers' Choice" awards.  Once again, we are honoured to be in the # 1 position ("Diamond") for Make Your Own Wine/Beer in the "Best Entertainment ...

Celebrate National Chardonnay Day

This Thursday, May 26th, is National Chardonnay Day.    The rise and fall and return of Chardonnay are sufficient reason for a celebration. You may recall that, in the 80's, Chardonnay was the white wine of choice, in part because 40 years ago a California Chardonnay won ...

Wine Making Bloor West Village

By CYaBlog0 comments
How long does it take for wine making in Bloor West Village? What's the best way to get started? AnswerHi CYa, Thank you for your questions!   The best way to get started is to visit us and have a conversation about the types of wine you currently enjoy; that way we can propose a wine style and ...

Wine Quality

By Wine FanBlog0 comments
Hi,    I've tasted wine made at a place like yours and, frankly, it was terrible -- thin, with very little on the nose and even less in the mouth.   Thanks    Wine FanAnswerWine Fan,    I am sorry to hear that your winemaking results were disappointing. Let's look at why this may have been the case.    Like almost anything you can buy, there are different ...

How long should I wait to consume new wine?

Hello,   I am new to wine making and recently made my first batch. I have waited 7 weeks to put it into bottles, but now I would like to know how long I should wait before opening the bottles for ...AnswerHi Big Dipper,   Before consuming your new wine, remember that the answer depends on the level of wine that you made -- and whether it is red or white wine.   If you made a "high end" red (i.e. ...