Category: italy

A Few Wine Gems from the Trialto Portfolio Tasting

2019 Trialto Portfolio tasting

Wine agencies attend various trade events where they show their wines alongside other agencies.  But to be able to better tell their story about these wines these agencies usually have a portfolio tasting once a year where various winery principals…

Getting Insights on Argentinean Malbec and More with Alberto Arizu from Luigi Bosca

Luigi Bosca Malbec 2016 and Malbec Terroir Los Miradores 2016 in glasses for us to taste

The Luigi Bosca family has a 120 history of growing grapes and producing wines in Mendoza, Argentina.  Alberto Arizu the great-grandson for the Luigi Bosca winery spoke to us today about the history of the winery, the family, and the…

Enjoy Dessert with Vin Santo del Chianti Classico?

Vin Santo bottles on ice

What is Vin Santo? According to Wikipedia “Vin Santo is a style of Italian dessert wine. Traditional in Tuscany, these wines are often made from white grape varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia, though Sangiovese may be used to produce a…

Top Tier Chianti Classico Wines from Italy for You

Chianti Classico experience poster

What Do You Know About Chianti Classico? “Chianti Classico” and should not be confused with “Chianti”, which is a separate denomination that surrounds Chianti Classico. In 1716, the Tuscan Grand Duke Cosimo III, established for the first time in history…

My Favourite Dozen Wines Sans California at VanWineFest 2019

Some recommended wines from around the world at VanWineFest 2019

Most of the excitement about the Vancouver International Wine Festival is with the theme country or region; California for this year.  But, we should not shy from visiting the rest of the Tasting Room and try wines from other parts…