Thursday, May 26, 2016

Review: SkinnyGrape Sangria Sizzler Spritzer

Okay, so it looks like summer is finally here. Maybe not officially-- but with temperatures above 30 degrees celsius, it sure feels like it. With the warmer weather, wine spritzers are a popular way to keep cool.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Product Review: SkinnyGrape Peach Mango Spritzer

Just in time for summer, SkinnyGrape has released a brand new flavour in its line of low calorie spritzers: Peach Mango. How does it stack up against the others?

New SkinnyGrape spritzer flavour

Saturday, August 9, 2014

New Product Review: Skinny Grape Shiraz

At last: a low-calorie option for red wine lovers! 

The latest addition to the Skinny Grape family is a Shiraz unlike any other. Keeping in line with the other Skinny Grape varieties, the Shiraz is only 80 calories per glass (albeit a small glass, 142ml or 5 oz). This Shiraz is a nice and dry red, coming in at a 1 on the sugar scale and only 1 gram of sugar per glass. The Skinny Grape whites and rosé are a bit sweeter, so I was pleasantly surprised that the Shiraz was more dry. 

Skinny Grape Shiraz

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Drunk Desserts: White Wine Cupcakes with Riesling

If you know me, you probably know that I love cupcakes. If you read this blog, you also know that I love wine. Naturally, I wanted to combine these tasty interests. 

Riesling Cupcakes

After some quick googling on the matter, I found a small handful of recipes that seemed to fit the bill. I decided to make white Riesling cupcakes with a white chocolate and Riesling icing. Here is the recipe I used, along with some minor adjustments I made along the way.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

How to: Food Pairing 101

So you’re having BBQ ribs for dinner, but have absolutely no idea what wine will complement your meal. Maybe you’re ordering pizza and fancy a glass of wine…wait, does wine even go with pizza? Sure it does. 

You’re not alone. Every week I hear the question “I’m having ___ for dinner, what wine will go with it?”, so I thought I’d share some basics on food and wine pairing. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

New Product Review: Low-Calorie Skinny Grape Wine Spritzers

It’s not quite patio weather yet here in Ontario, but that didn’t stop me from getting out on the deck to enjoy and review these new low-calorie wine spritzers made by Skinny Grape. Lucky for me, I had an outdoor fireplace to keep things cozy.

Skinny Grape Wine Spritzers by the outdoor fireplace

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

How to: Put Together the Perfect Wine Basket

Weddings, birthdays, graduations, raffle prizes: there are all sorts of occasions to give a wine gift basket. 

Recently, I was asked to put together a prize for my cousin’s stag and doe, and it got me thinking: what goes into the perfect wine gift basket? Besides the obvious requirement of wine, there were other questions to be answered. What wines should I choose? What else can I add to it? What do I put it all in?