Wine Preservation — Le Verre de Vin and the Pod Bar

The Wine Coaches is now the distributor in Ontario for the  Le Verre de Vin wine preservation system. Developed by Bermar in the UK in 1990, this award-winning system, designed for the hospitality market, has over 38,000 installations worldwide. Le…

Sparkling Wine — It’s Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

Grapes on the Vine

Sparkling wine, whether champagne, Cava, Prosecco, or the dozens of other styles available, is becoming more popular as consumers realize it’s no longer just for special occasions. It’s great for parties or to start a meal, and…

Wine-Knowledge Links

Here are some links that we go to regularly: Wine writers: Jancis Robinson (MW, UK); John Szabo (MS, Toronto); Michael Vaughan (Best Review of LCBO Vintages Releases, Toronto); Julian Hitner (Toronto) Wine Publications: Decanter (UK); Gambero Rosso…

Versatile Red-Wine Picks

Sometimes you’ll need to find a wine that matches a range of dishes, say salmon, red meat, and a vegetarian entrée. You’ll want what we call a crossover wine – able to bridge both red and…

Wine Australia Podcasts

We came across an extensive resource for those wanting to learn more about the wine regions of Australia, and the grape varieties that are making a name for themselves around the world. There are 37 podcasts narrated…

Wine-Region Links (New World)

Useful links to various New-World wine regions: Australia British Columbia California Ontario South Africa

Wine-Region Links (Old World)

Useful links to various Old-World wine regions: France France – Rhône Valley Spain Switzerland Italy – Prosecco DOCG Italy – Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Dinner Club

Richard Kitowski and Jocelyn Klemm

Gourmandissimo and The Wine Coaches unite to bring an exciting year of exquisite food and wine pairings to Caledon East.  Six dinner evenings were offered in 2013, each featuring a different wine region or style of wine. The…

Clueless About Wine

Clueless about Wine

Think decanting is a real fancy way of talking? Or that Shiraz is a big Las Vegas extravaganza? Or maybe you found yourself at a business dinner. The boss wants salmon. Your client is a vegetarian….

The Wine Coaches

Richard Kitowski and Jocelyn Klemm

The Wine Coaches are dedicated to helping others discover and enjoy wine. Certified sommeliers and authors of Clueless about Wine, Richard Kitowski and Jocelyn Klemm specialize in providing customized wine-themed events to groups of all sizes….