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Flavours of Lombardy: Sangue di Guida and More

What do you know about the Lombardy region of Italy?  Not much probably.  Neither did I until I attended an Italian Chamber of Commerce lunch today in downtown Vancouver. This region of Northern Italy is well known for cheese, charcuterie,…

My Enjoyment of Speaking Frankly About Cabernet Franc

My last event at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival was “Speaking Frankly About Franc“. I was eagerly waiting for this seminar as I really enjoy drinking Cabernet Franc. A grape that is at home in Bordeaux and in the…

More Wine Ratings from the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Fest 2012

There were more wineries than those from Chile at the 2012 Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.  It took a while to drag me away from the Chilean wineries, and to try the wines from the rest of the world attending…

My Latest IVSA Wine Picks – January 2012

January 23, 2012, arrived full of promise, dragon-sized.  With that in mind, I checked out the New Product Salon for the Import Vintners & Spirits Association (IVSA) in downtown Vancouver.  There was a wide range of wines; sparkling, still, red,…

The Grand Taste at Taste of Tulalip. Many New Wines to Try.

The Grand Taste is the last, and biggest event for the Taste of Tulalip.  I was amazed when I saw how long the line up was for people to enter this event.  If you’ve been to the Vancouver Playhouse International…

MyWinePal’s Picks from the Import Vintners & Spirits Association Tasting – Feb 2011

This week I attended the IVSA‘s latest tastings of new wine and spirits in the Vancouver area. There was at least 70 different tables from my quick count, with each table offering 5-10 different wines. As such, I was not…