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A Quick Dish N’ Dazzle Review of 3 Aussie Wines

Australian Roussanne Chardonnay and Vermentino wines

The BC Hospitality Foundation’s Dish N’ Dazzle is coming up May 18.  I tantalized you with 3 Australian Semillon in a previous article, and now a quick review of three completely different white wines from Australia.  The grapes are: Chardonnay…

VanWineFest – It’s a Wrap – Everything I Wrote and Recorded

VanWineFest Italia

Another successful Vancouver International Wine Festival has passed, and I was able to try many bottles of fantastic wines.  But do you know the reason for the Vancouver International Wine Festival? Tasting and learning about wine; yes of course, but…

VanWineFest – Top Italian Wine Picks – Anything But Tuscany and Veneto

Close up of Nebbiolo cluster in Italy

Maybe you are not a fan of Italian Chianti Classico, Amarone or Prosecco?  There are other regions of Italy such as Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, and Piedmont that offer wonderful wines. Piedmont in particular is well known for the Nebbiolo grape, which…

VanWineFest – My Top Tuscany Wine Picks

Barone Ricasoli Campo Ceni 2014

Tuscany is best known for its most famous, and probably Italy’s most famous, red wine called Chianti.  This wine is made primarily from the indigenous Sangiovese grape, and then blended with other red grapes, either Italian, like Colorino, or international, like Merlot. The…

A Cornucopia of Italian Wines and Food at Il Centro Dinner

Il Centro dinner with menu and wine

At the Vancouver International Wine Festival you can celebrate with food and wine together through various dinners.  I attended one dinner at Il Centro at the Italian Cultural Centre. Of course all the wines were Italian.  There were 3 participating…

VanWineFest Serves up 82,000 Wine Glasses and 43,000 Bottles of Wine

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is underway this week, and it has lots of amazing wine related stats.  The Festival sent me this list, and I thought I’d pass it along to you.  Enjoy, and see you at the public…