• Robert Mondavi Winery Seminar @ VIWF
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    Robert Mondavi Winery at Van Wine Fest

    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…

  • Culmina Signée
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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…

  • 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…

  • TRIGONE WHITE n°16 BY LE SOULA
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    Rousing Roussillon

    Given our proximity to BC wines, it’s easy to get in a purchasing rut. Can I have the latest Chenin Blanc from Quail’s Gate? Yes please! The Old Vines Riesling from Tantalus? Let me get my glass! But what about…

  • Felicette - Valentine's Day wine
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    Lighten Up Valentine’s Day

    The pressure surrounding Valentine’s Day is atrocious. From newly dating to newlywed, the ambiguity and grey area attributed to the ‘rules’ of V-Day make my heart rate spike just thinking about it. Presents: yay or nay? Dinner: in or out?…