Category: california

Do You Prefer Canadian Wine? More #CanWinePalate Survey 2013 Results

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As promised, here is Part 2 of my Canadian Wine Palate Survey for 2013. In Part 1 I gave you some insights on the red and white varietal wines that Canadians prefer, according to the survey.  If you didn’t read…

Select Wine & Spirits Portfolio Tasting Recommendations 2013

Trivento Amado Sur Torrontes Viognier and Vina Maipo Vitral Sauvignon Blanc

Have you ever heard of a portfolio tasting?  Most people probably have not, unless you attend wine tastings on a fairly regular basis.  A portfolio tasting is when a wine agency, like Select Wines & Spirits, pours their selection of…

The Latest Releases from Le Vieux Pin and La Stella Wineries

With every season, there is either grape growing, harvesting, vinification, aging, or bottling of wine. Recently I was happy to do some tasting in Vancouver of recently bottled wines from Le Vieux Pin and La Stella wineries.  These two wineries…

Enjoy Wines from the Temecula Valley on Your Southern California Trip

It’s no secret that there are many Canadian snowbirds that fly down for the winter months in Southern California; Palms Springs, in particular. With the average maximum “winter” temperatures in Palm Springs in November to March varying between 22-27 degrees Celsius and…