We have just planted a few acres of chardonnay grapes at the Maan Farms vineyard in Abbotsford British Columbia Canada. The Fraser Valley is one of the coldest climates in the world that still grows chardonnay grapes. It will take a few years before our grape vines mature and we can harvest enough grapes to […]
Nothing sets a romantic tone like wine and chocolate. Chefs and winemakers have been pairing wine and chocolate for ages (learn about wine pairings here). But you can take this simple pairing and turn it into the theme for a romantic activity or a fun dessert for a family dinner with this simple recipe (not […]
Fruit wine are prefect for pairing with food because there is such a large variety of flavours. Fruit winemakers are often more adventurous than their grape counterparts, so don’t be afraid to get creative. What is Fruit Wine? Fruit wine is a blanket term for fermented alcoholic beverages made from fruits and berries rather than […]
Mulled wine or “spiced wine” is traditionally wine and “mulling spices” such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, star anise, peppercorn, and cardamon. It is traditionally served warm during winter and Christmas markets in Western Europe. Fruits such as apples, raisins, orange rinds, and frozen blueberries are sometimes added to bring a little fruit brightness to the […]
Have you ever loaded into a van with a bunch of your friends and toured the Fraser Valley’s Wineries? There are a number of tour bus operators that offer multi-stop tours of wineries across the Lower Mainland. Below are some of our favourite tour bus operators in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley: Beyond Bubbles Owned […]
It happens all the time, you get a little carried away while picking strawberries on a sunny weekend, then you get home and wonder what you are going to do with your hall of fresh u pick strawberries. Here is a list of six amazing recipes to use up your strawberries. Strawberry Wine Slushies Ingredients […]
Siegerrebe (pronounced zee-geh-RAY-buh) is a German white wine grape often planted in colder climates like England, Washington, Vancouver Island, Northern Okanagan, and the Fraser Valley.