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Meet Bleasdale Vineyards at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

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The next winery to introduce you to at the Vancouver International Wine Festival is Bleasdale Vineyards.  Learn about their interesting region that has an afternoon breeze called the “Lake Doctor” to help slow the grapes ripening and should keep more…

Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

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One of the definitions in The Free Dictionary of “portfolio” is “A group of investments held by an investor, investment company, or financial institution.” I thought that for a wine & spirits agency those bottles of wines and spirits are…

A Few Favourites from the Paul Hobbs Wine Portfolio

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California and Argentina.  What does this US State and South American country have in common?  Answer: Paul Hobbs.  Through my interview with Paul, I learned about his love of wine and interest in making interesting wines from interesting regions around…

My Favourite Wines from A-Z at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2014

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A daunting task, picking my favourite wines from a total of 1750 wines being poured at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Thankfully I was able to visit the Acura International Festival Tasting Room 4 times as Media, splitting time between…

Value Priced South American Wines for the Holidays from Terra Andina

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Have you tried any wine from Brasil before?  Did you know that there are wineries in Brasil?  You may think of the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janiero, but if you go to the cooler climate in…