What the f*ck is orange wine?

No, it’s not a stupid question. If you’ve been in a hipster wine bar lately, you may have encountered the phenomenon that is orange wine. Let me guess, it went something like this: You walk into one of those tiny dark, dingy places. The bearded “sommelier” barely acknowledges your existence until you awkwardly wave and…

Life after being a Wine Ambassador

Hey there. I know I’ve been MIA on this thing, I’ve been dealing with a mild identity crisis and wasn’t really sure how that could translate to this blog. Do I want it to be a fun how-to guide for people wanting to learn about wine, or a personal reflection on the things I care…

Taking on Sydney, Spinach and Situps.

After two years in Canada talking about how great wine is for a living,  Shiraz & Shenanigans is starting a new chapter. Don’t feel too bad for me, while it was a pretty sweet gig, I was definitely ready to re-join reality and give my liver a well-earned break. In my new job the goal…

What’s the difference between prosecco and champagne?

I had someone ask me why prosecco was going to cost them $14 while the cheapest champagne was $50. I get that – they’re both bubbly and can make you dance on a table within a few glasses so why pay extra for one? Here’s some of the reasons why:

Get to know 5 key types of white wine – girl squad style.

I started loving wine before I knew much about it; I was doing lots tastings at wineries, but didn’t really know what to expect from one type to another. 

If you’re like me when I started out, don’t sweat – I’ll get you up to speed. I’ve put together a girl squad to help you see the differences between 5 key white varietals; Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon blanc, Riesling, Pinot grigio, and Moscato.

Why Toronto is the Hufflepuff of Canada

I’ve been in Toronto for a couple of months now, and I love it. I’ve loved it since I arrived, but honestly, it’s taken me this long to even figure out why. After a bit of thought on the matter, I decided that if Canada were Hogwarts… Toronto would be Hufflepuff, and here’s why: They’ll…