Category: Vancouver International Wine Festival

Taste Rioja Wines from Marques de Murrieta at VanWineFest 2018

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The History of Marques de Murrieta Marqués de Murrieta´s foundation is linked to the origins of the Rioja wines since Luciano Murrieta produced in 1852 the first Rioja wine and was also the first one to export his wines. Luciano,…

Say Hola to Bodegas Arráez Pedro at VanWineFest 2018

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About Bodegas Arráez Our family winery was founded in 1916 by local growers for the promotion of their own harvest, afterward becoming Don Antonio Arráez Garrigós’ property in 1950. It was in those years that sales of his wines, both…

Sanguinhal Wines are Coming to VanWineFest 2018

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History of Sanguinhal Wines One of the oldest wineries in Lisbon, Portugal, Agricola Sanguinhal was founded In 1926, by Abel Pereira da Fonseca. He was an innovator, with a passion for his family, grape-growing, and winemaking. He planted Sanguinhal’s first vines…

Say Olá to Adriano Ramos Pinto – Vinhos S.A. at VanWineFest 2018

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The History of the House of Ramos Pinto The House Ramos Pinto, in Portugal, was founded in 1880 and for several decades, its history has been marked by a balance between innovation and respect for tradition. In the production and…

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…

VanWineFest 2017 – The 2020 Vision & Declaration for an Organic Okanagan Valley in BC

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We all can agree that BC’s Okanagan Valley is a special place.  Some of the things noted by winebc.org about the Okanagan Valley is “The Okanagan Valley lies in a rain shadow, between the Coastal and Monashee mountain ranges. This…

Interviewing Winery Owner Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond from Evolve Cellars at VanWineFest 2017

Karl MyWinePal with Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Who is Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond from Evolve Cellars? From the Evolve Cellars website, “Christa-Lee has been part of the BC wine industry since birth. Growing up as the daughter of BC wine ambassador Harry McWatters instilled in her a true appreciation for…

Interviewing Wine Maker Randy Picton from Nk’Mip at VanWineFest 2017

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Who is Randy Picton? Randy Picton is the head wine maker at Nk’Mip Cellars, the first Aboriginal-owned winery in North America.  How did he get this position?  What did he do and which winery did he work at before moving…