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The i4C+ Celebration You Should Not Miss: Wineries and Wines

I4C-2016 School of Cool

At the i4C+ Celebration on July 21-23, 2017 there will be 59 cool climate chardonnay producers; 25 wineries from Ontario and 34 from around the world.  There will be 2 wineries from BC too.  And as I mentioned in my…

The i4C+ Celebration You Should Not Miss: Background

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If you have not heard of the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, held in the Niagara region in southern Ontario, it is something not to be missed.  The i4C+ Celebration started in the summer of 2009 with some Ontario wine…

Top Drop Vancouver 2017 – An Authentic Experience

Top Drop Vancouver

This is my second year attending Top Drop Vancouver, where small-scale producers from around the world show us their hand crafted wines. According to Top Drop, “Our focus is terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. W e believe…

VanWineFest 2017 – It’s a Wrap. All My Posts for You.

Discover the Wines of Canada

Canada should be proud of its recent wine history.  We started getting serious about vitis vinifera in the 1970s.  BC and Ontario started growing wine grapes and producing wines.  Nova Scotia and Quebec have followed, and I heard, but have…

Interviewing Wine Maker Bruce Nicholson from Inniskillin at VanWineFest 2017

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Who is Bruce Nicholson? Bruce Nicholson joined Inniskillin Wines, Niagara-on-the-Lake as Wine maker on January 1, 2007, after working for 20 years in the Okanagan where he was the first wine maker, and then became the Senior Winemaker for Jackson-Triggs…

VanWineFest 2017 – Heartbreak & Backache Seminar Part 2

Riesling grapes

In Part 1 of this article, I covered the comments and insights of wine makers and hands-on owners in BC, Ontario, and Germany on the heartbreak and backache from growing and making wine from the Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes.…

Quick Review: Bodega Norton Barrel Select Sauvignon Blanc

When you think of Argentinean wine, you probably think of Malbec for red and Torrontes for white.  Some of you may also mention Bonarda.  But how about Sauvignon Blanc?  Bodega Norton has produced a partially barrel fermented (in French oak)…

9 Wines You Should Try at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017

Needle in a haystack courtesy t_buchtele

Do you know how many wines will be presented at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 Tasting Room?  Around 800.  Picking wines you really would like to try in your 3 hours of wine tasting would be like finding a needle…