Category: Sonoma

My Favourite California Red Wines at VanWineFest 2019

Assorted California red wines at VanWineFest 2019

While busily moving through the swell of people interested in tasting big Napa Cabs at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I wedged myself into tables, and indeed tasted Napa Cabs, but also Pinot Noir, Merlot, Petite Sirah, etc. from various…

17 Recommended California White Wines at VanWineFest 2019

A selection of white California wines at VanWineFest 2019

As California was the theme region for VanWineFest 2019, you would expect Chardonnay to be prominent in my list of favourite white wines, and you would be right.  But there is also Viognier, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.  I put the…

Preparing for More than Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay at VanWineFest 2019

Discover California wines

What do you know about California wines?  Most people probably think of it as a place for high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.  But that is not all there is to California wines.  There are many other wines available from California that are very…

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Expands Distribution with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits in the U.S. and Canada

Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc label

Big news today.  Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery‘s wines will be more accessible across Canada.  If you have never tried their Fume Blanc it is top quality.  If you have a chance to go to the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma…

VanWineFest 2017 – Celebrating California Cabs

Celebrating California Cabs seminar wines for featured image

Cabernet Sauvignon is the “King” in California. In our Celebrating California Cabs seminar we had a chance to experience the “Dream Vintages” of 2012, 2013 and 2014. And as you will see, I have rated all these wines very highly.  When you have wines…

A Few Favourites from the Paul Hobbs Wine Portfolio

Paul Hobbs

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…