We had the perfect day to take the tour. The weather was sunny and bright and warm. We went outside in the vineyard to see how grapes grow and we had lunch at a winery. I am very particular about my food but I have to say that this lunch was just like they advertised with a Top Chef using all fresh ingredients. That was all true! The food paired so well with the wine that they presented to us. And I am a real foodie so that is saying a lot. I would recommend this lunch tour just for the gourmet food alone but you would not want to miss our on all the great wines. Looking forward to trying something different again some time when I return to the area. This company was so professional and yet knowledgeable and fun! Uncork Niagara Wine Tours
5 / 5
Took a trip with our company and really enjoyed it! I usually drink beer but now that I tried a few different kinds of wines I am hooked. Very friendly special event planners planned this for us. Our visits to the wineries were exceptional. Really enjoyed the lunch overlooking the vineyards! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants a fun relaxing day to distress! Uncork Niagara Wine Tours
5 / 5
Our company took a wine tour with Uncork Niagara Wine Tours and words are going to be difficult to describe the experience we had –everything from the shuttle ride around beautiful Wine County to a very animated and knowledgeable driver to meeting a wine maker and tasting wines that I had never tried before. The tour of the winery was fun and I learned a lot about how grapes are grown and how wine is made. It was anything but boring. The staff was very pleasant from the first contact through the entire trip. Just want to say thanks to the special event team. We have lots of great picture to remember this tour for many years to come. Uncork Niagara Wine Tours
5 / 5

Gift Advice for Wine Lovers – Jordan Cowe

Gift Advice for Wine Lovers – Jordan Cowe Friends and family members start to wonder how to decipher the secret language of wine and get the perfect gift, while wine lovers brace in anticipation for all the well-meaning but truly awful gifts they will receive. Well let’s put that to rest with an easy to use guide to understanding the wine lover in your life.

Gift Advice for Wine Lovers – Jordan Cowe

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Friends and family members start to wonder how to decipher the secret language of wine and get the perfect gift, while wine lovers brace in anticipation for all the well-meaning but truly awful gifts they will receive. Well let’s put that to rest with an easy to use guide to understanding the wine lover in your life.

1) Avoid Wine Knick-Knacks and Accessories

For the most part it is best for everyone involved if you just avoid these altogether. They are a minefield and with few exceptions are just going to take up space in a drawer somewhere. Some of the most common offenders here are Bottle Stoppers, Fancy pour spouts, Aerators, Corkscrews, Wine Charms and many other similar items. Most of these are accessories that are sold but nobody ever really uses or that are so common a wine lover probably already has several. Corkscrews are a separate entity where there are exceptions but for the most part it’s probably safer to avoid these items altogether.

2) Wine

This would seem like a very logical item, but so many people get it wrong or stress unnecessarily about it. If you are buying wine as a gift for a wine lover don’t just walk in and grab the first bottle that you see or that looks cool in a big display. This is about the equivalent to showing up with a gift card, it’s not that you can’t do it, it’s more that it says “I had no clue and didn’t try.”. Almost every Liquor store or major wine boutique will have knowledgeable staff who are more than happy to help you find something unique. In Ontario the product consultants in the vintages section at the LCBO are always more than happy to help you find something cool and unusual. The step of asking for help makes it much less stressful and can make your gift truly stand out and say “I tried.”. Even if it’s not a wine they’re a huge fan of, the effort will stand out and most will appreciate it.

3) Wine Glasses and Decanters

Good glassware isn’t cheap and cheap glassware isn’t good. In general for wine lovers glassware is a highly personal item that they like to pick out, if it’s for a newer wine lover though or a wine lover who has just never bought themselves decent glassware it can be a great gift if you’re prepared to spend a little more. If you know someone likes a particular type of glass then absolutely go for it. If you want to get them their first set of decent wine glasses go with something relatively plain looking but made from thin, high quality materials. The major producers such as Riedel, Spiegelau, and Schott Zwiesel can often be found on special for decent prices if you look around and are truly great glasses. As for decanters you are best to use your judgement of the person, if they already have a ton, it’s probably best to take a miss, if they don’t have one go for it. Decanters are less specific, they come in all shapes and sizes, but unless the person really likes the style, it’s probably best to choose something not overly ornate.