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Research Rewind

April 27, 2018

By Maureen Moroney

Question: Does blending make a wine better?

It’s clear that the intricate art of blending by a skilled winemaker can elevate a wine. But at its absolute most basic, with no art involved, does the simple act of blending two wines together, in equal portions, create something better than leaving them separate?


Choosing that Bottle of Bubbly for the Holidays

December 19, 2018

By Somchai Rice

It’s that time of year!  A time to celebrate with friends and family.  What better way to commemorate the year than with some sparkling wine?  You might be wondering, though, what to bring to the party.  This article is a breakdown of how to interpret the label so you can bring the right sparkling addition to the festive spread.



Lets Focus on.. With Dr. Watrelot

December 17, 2019

Dr. Watrelot

Focusing on a grape variety


Marquette also named Minnesota 1211 is the most popular hybrid grape from the University of Minnesota released in 2006. Marquette has been added as a grape for wine processing and is now since November 2019, classified as VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) in Ontario.