Tasting Barossa Dirt Through Old Vines Shiraz

Barossa logo

Did you know that Australia’s Barossa Valley contains some of the oldest vineyards in the world?  There is some vineyards dating back to 1843.  To help recognize these, and other aged vines in Australia, in 2009 the Barossa Old Vine…

When the Skys the Limit for Australian Shiraz

Inland Trading Co logo

If you checked through my previous article on my favourite Australian wines from the Vancouver International Wine Festival, you would not have seen the wines below from Inland Trading Co (ITC), and you may have wondered why. The wines from…

Ace Australian Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Fest

Wine Australia

G’Day to all my wine drinking mates.  The Aussies came in force to the Vancouver International Wine Fest and showed off their best, from Shiraz to Chardonnay and many other varietals and blends in between.  I can say that the…

Australia: East Meets West at West Restaurant

East Meets West Australia at West

Australia is a big country, from east to west covering 4000 km, which in Canadian terms would be about the distance from Calgary to Quebec City.  As with Canada’s east and west coasts, there is a difference in climate, there…

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015 Kicks Off

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

Yesterday marked the official launch of the 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival Kick Off, held at Joeys Restaurant downtown at the Bentall Centre.  We had Harry Hertscheg, Vancouver International WIne Festival executive director, start off the Kick Off telling us…