Stratus Finds Its Sparkle

We’ve had our pulse on all things effervescent in Niagara for a while now, and it goes without saying that the region is producing some exceptional, world class sparkling wines.  Stratus’ sparkling wine project has been something that we’ve heard a lot about (through the grapevine, if you will) over the years. Perhaps, you could call it Niagara’s worst kept secret. Luckily, Stratus’ foray into traditional method sparkling wine is no longer a secret with the launch of their 2013 Blanc de Blancs and its companion, the 2013 Brut Nature. The release of the 2013 Blanc de Blancs came to …

It’s Official, We’ve Hit 1000 Posts on Instagram!

That’s 1000 posts, 1000 corks, and 1000 memories to reflect upon… and in retrospect, what a wild ride Sparkling Winos has been and continues to be. And, we couldn’t be happier to mention that we remain as committed as ever to the project as we continue on our quest to be a one-stop-shop for all things sparkling wine. Despite COVID, we’re the busiest we’ve even been – in a different, very virtual way! So what have we learned from 1000 posts on a social media network? We’re still curious. Well, for one thing, after over four years in the industry, we …

Come Hang With Us at RBC Picnic in the Vineyard!

After a winter that felt like it would never end, wine lovers looking for a fun new way to celebrate summer’s arrival will be sipping pretty at Niagara Grape & Wine Festival’s all-new RBC Picnic In The Vineyard event on Friday, June 22nd. The event, which will be held at 13th Street Winery, will celebrate Niagara’s Rosé and Sparkling wines, with summery reds and whites being poured as well by the 40 participating Niagara wineries. Live music, crackling bonfires, marshmallow roasting supplies and photo stations sure to inspire serious Instagram love will set a scene that feels like summer camp …

Our Top 20 Sparkling Moments of 2017!

What can we say? 2017 was such a ✨sparkling✨ year, where we took our #SparklingShenanigans across the country (…and the globe)! From Toronto to Niagara to the seaside of Nova Scotia in Canada to Las Vegas, Chicago and sunny Florida in the US of A, we’ve been blessed with some amazing moments, met some incredible people, and had plenty of fantastic sparkling wine along the way. We are the Sparkling Winos, after all! 😉 So, without further ado, here are our Top 20 sparkling moments which helped make our year such a bubbly and memorable one! 🍾

Art Meets VQA Wine at Into The Vine!

This past weekend we had the pleasure of attending “Into The Vine” – a wine tasting deconstructed – here in Toronto. But this wasn’t your traditional wine tasting… in fact it was far from it! While we sipped and swirled some of the best wines Ontario has to offer, we found ourselves immersed in 6 incredible multi-sensory art installations inspired by 6 different VQA Ontario wine varieties.

A Sparking Reflection on Terroir 2017

On May 29, 2017 we Sparkling Winos had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Terroir Symposium at the Art Gallery of Ontario. We had the pleasure of being among chefs, food and drink experts, media personalities and business representatives who gathered to celebrate Canada’s food and wine scene ahead of our sesquicentennial (or 150th) birthday!

A Sparkling Review of the Cuvée 2017 Grand Tasting!

This year, we had the opportunity to attend the Cuvée 2017 Grand Tasting, hosted by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) in Niagara Falls, Canada! We were honoured and delighted to take part in the Grand Tasting, which celebrates excellence in Ontario winemaking and features a stunning array of award-winning VQA wines. And luckily for us, the bubbly was well represented! 🍾