News, project launches and thoughts from our team.

Sparkling Wine, Oysters & Sabres, oh my!

Ever wondered how all those bubbles get bottled up in your favourite sparkling wine?

Quick answer: it ain’t carbonation.

Come behind-the-barrel as Daniel Speck (Henry of Pelham Winery) shows us the makings of their top-tier sparkling wine, the ‘Cuvee Catherine’.

From there it’s time to pair with The Coach House Cafe’s Eric Peacock. This match-made-in-heaven? Fresh oysters, of course… but how to shuck? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Sommelier Andrew Brooks (Crush on Niagara Wine Tours) is our guide as we explore Niagara’s most amazing vineyards with the entrepreneurs and chefs who call them home. Come check out this episode of Crush on Niagara.

Double Barrel launches first Original Online Series

Woot! Double Barrel is excited to announce the LAUNCH of our very first ORIGINAL ONLINE SERIES – ‘Crush on Niagara’. Created in partnership with sommelier Andrew Brooks and Crush on Niagara Wine Tours – this series goes behind-the-vines, introducing you to the people and places that make up one of Canada’s most beautiful and prolific winemaking regions.

Thank you to everyone for their hard work on this project!

Field videography by Ty Tekatch & Lee R. Hillman, editing by Jeff Fowler, graphics by Lee Skinner & location sound by Victoria Fenner – colour correction by Walter Grabowski. Production assistance & hosting by Andrew Brooks of Crush on Niagara Wine Tours. And thank you to the folks from Featherstone Estate Winery!