10 Wines You Should Try from Taste Washington 2015

Taste Washington

Definition of Impossible: Tasting all the great wines at Taste Washington.  With 232 wineries attending, according to my count, and 4 hours to taste, it is a daunting task.  I tried to divide my time about 40% tasting white wines,…

Six Italian Wine Picks from the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2015

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I spent a lot of time tasting Australian wines during the Vancouver International Wine Festival, but I always make sure to fit in a few hours to try wines from other parts of the world.  This year, Italy seemed to…

Tasting Barossa Dirt Through Old Vines Shiraz

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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

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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

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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…