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    Choose Your Own Wine Adventure: Self-Isolation

    We’re living in unprecedented times. We’re avoiding large gatherings and maintaining social distancing. Essentially, we’re confining ourselves in our homes for as many hours of the day as possible. Most of us are doing so willingly for the greater good of our loved ones and communities. And we’re fortunate to live in a time of technology that’s making this social discomfort fairly comfortable. Even our local BC wineries are offering new selections and free shipping to help get us through this chaos. But for whatever discomfort you’re feeling, there’s a happy-hour light at the end of the tunnel. And since…

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    BC Wine: 2020 Spring Release Guide

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have a one-stop guide for all of your British Columbia wine needs? Sure, there’s social media (did I see that riesling release on an Insta story or was it a post?) or e-newsletters (why did…

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    Primo Pinot Noir: 5 Under $25

    I’ve had some great feedback on a couple of articles lately that highlight quality bottles under $25. First, my published piece for TASTE Magazine called Top Tier Cabs Under $25. Then, Global Chardonnays: 5 Under $25. Today, we’re taking a look…

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    Costco Wine Buyers’ Guide

    I never thought I’d say this, but daaaaayum Costco, I’m impressed! Before researching this article, I’d never stepped foot in a Costco liquor store. Erin had written about Costco in her Calgary Wine Buyers’ Guide a couple of years ago.…

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    Global Chardonnays: 5 Under $25

    I had an article published recently for TASTE Magazine called Top Tier Cabs Under $25. Apparently that price point is a sweet spot because I got requests to continue the theme! Today, we’re taking a look at chardonnays under $25…

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    Telmo Rodriguez’s Spanish Wine Landscape

    In 1994, gastronomy in Spain consisted of paella and sangria; One food and one drink known the world over as ‘Spanish’. In that same year, Telmo Rodriguez began traveling across the country in search of workable vineyards to create a…

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    O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars is Moving Mountains

    It seems that authenticity and boutique-style experiences are trending. Wineries are giving visitors unique and personalized tours or the taste of one-off samples of experimental wines in order to be memorable. However, these experiences translate to visitors in vastly different…