Category: Argentina

Torrontes, Malbec, and More Argentina Wine Treasures

Michel Torino Cuma Organic Torrontes, Tilimuiqui Torrontes, Susana Balbo Wines Crios Torrontes, and Familia Zuccardi Q Chardonnay

  Dish N’ Dazzle is a yearly event where Argentinean wineries come to BC to show off their wines and some local Vancouver restaurants offer tasty bites from their menus. The event supports the BC Hospitality Foundation charity.  A few of…

The Secrets to Argentina’s Malbecs

A flight of Argentina Malbecs and other wines

Certain regions of the world are well-known for producing exceptional wines. Burgundy producing Pinot Noir, or Napa Valley producing Cabernet Sauvignon for example.  There is usually something about their terroir that brings out the best of their grapes, which then…

Wine and Spirits Events at BC Liquor Stores in April

BC Liquor Stores e-news

News from the BC Liquor stores about upcoming events.  Wines of Chile and Wines of Argentina are featured, amongst others. ~~~ PARK ROYAL GRAND MARNIER ENGRAVING EVENT Sunday, April 1st & Saturday, April 21st – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday,…

Wine, Beer and Liquor Special Events at BC Liquor Stores in July

BC Liquor Stores e-news

At various BC Liquor Stores in July there will be special tastings of wines, beers, and other liquor.  Find something new at one of these events and continue to enjoy them into August and onward.  Here is the list of…

What’s Special About April 17? Think Malbec.

Malbec grapes

According to Wikipedia, “Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 17, to commemorate the day when president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina’s wine industry. On that day, back in 1853, he tasked…

Quick Review: Bodega Norton Barrel Select Sauvignon Blanc

When you think of Argentinean wine, you probably think of Malbec for red and Torrontes for white.  Some of you may also mention Bonarda.  But how about Sauvignon Blanc?  Bodega Norton has produced a partially barrel fermented (in French oak)…

9 Wines You Should Try at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017

Needle in a haystack courtesy t_buchtele

Do you know how many wines will be presented at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 Tasting Room?  Around 800.  Picking wines you really would like to try in your 3 hours of wine tasting would be like finding a needle…

Which Wine Stars Can You Meet at Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017?

One of the great things about the Vancouver International Wine Festival is that in the big Festival Tasting Room at the Conference Centre is that you can meet a winery principal and talk to him or her about their wines.…