Category: wine tasting

Winestains Wine Academy – A New Venue for WSET Courses and More

Winestains tasting room

Learning about wine is a great experience.  It leads you to try new grape varieties, buy more expensive wines to see the difference with lesser priced wines, travel to wine destinations like the Okanagan or Napa Valley, and maybe start…

4th Annual Shine a Light Kidney Gala Featuring BC Wines

Shine a Light logo

I will be volunteering at the 4th Annual Shine a Light Kidney Gala which takes place on March 3rd, 2016 at The Fairmont Vancouver Hotel.  This event raises awareness of kidney disease for the work and mission of The Kidney…

Chinese New Year: Some Wines for Red Fire Monkey Year

Red Fire Monkey Year 2016

Chinese Year of the Red Fire Monkey Chinese New Year Day of Red Monkey is on February 8, 2016. According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “…According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to…

Vine Stars from Italy and Around the World at Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2016 is coming up quickly, and one of the great things about it, is that you can meet winery principals from around the world.  This year, Italy is the theme country, so there will be…

The Perfect Wine to Bring to a Holiday Gathering: It’s All About the Food by Paula Moulton

Today is a first for me;  Actually 2 firsts.  One of my firsts is that I will be meeting and interviewing Mr. Harry McWatters, who established Sumac Ridge winery and See Ya Later Ranch.  Harry has overseen many firsts in…

Book Review: Tasting Wine & Cheese by Adam Centamore

Cheese and wine lovers unite and celebrate.  This new book “Tasting Wine & Cheese:  An Insiders Guide to Master the Principles of Pairing” gives great suggestions about wines, cheese, and pairing them together.  It is written by Mr. Adam Centamore,…