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    Robert Mondavi Winery at Van Wine Fest

    Robert Mondavi Winery Seminar @ VIWF

    A few months back I sat in on seminar during the Vancouver International Wine Festival. It wasn’t just any seminar, it was a dive into Robert Mondavi, his path to wine, a peek at his family life and of course his winery and subsequent brands. Mondavi was an integral part of launching the Vancouver Wine Festival 41 years ago and has been an esteemed guest of the event throughout the years. His legacy is an honoured component of VIWF, which is why when the seminar doors opened I scurried to the front row. I was eager to absorb the stories…

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    Gorgeous and Crushable Rosés

    In case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s rosé season! Some eager beavers like to welcome the pink drink when they swap out their winter coats for more spring-like attire. In BC, that can be as early as March!…

  • Rocim Amphora
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    Wines of Portugal: Blended Highlights

    Earlier in April, Wines of Portugal hosted a tasting at the Coast Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. Envision a big, glamorous ballroom with a perimeter of tables, filled with wine made from grapes indigenous to Portugal. Some I knew but still…

  • Toso Sparkling Brut
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    Spring Picnic Picks

    Depending on which circles you run in, generally speaking, public consumption is frowned upon. The one caveat is when you pack a picnic basket full of delicious bread, cheese and cured meats – then all of a sudden packing a…

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    Spring into Spring with a Côtes du Rhône

    If your wine tastes change when the seasons do, you are not alone. Shifting into spring, I opt for lighter and more fruit forward wines. Whereas in the colder weather I tend to favour the oaky and smoky flavours. This…

  • Speri La Roverina Valpolicella Classico Superiore - Vegan
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    Vegan Wine & Easter Dinner

    Easter is right around the corner and a plant-based diet is trending. According to Forbes.com, 25% of 25-34 year olds in the United States cite themselves as vegans or vegetarians. So we’re exploring Vegan Wine & Easter dinner options from some of…

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    Sip Like A Celeb for the Oscars

    I love movies, like LOVE movies. I’m fascinated by the way you can remove yourself from reality and be immersed in a story. My adoration for all things film includes celebrities. And there are a lot of celebrities involved in…