Category: wine tasting

4 Winery Principals Speak About Their Wine at Taste Washington 2019

TasteWA 2019 winery principals interviewed

Apart from tasting a lot of tasty wines at Taste Washington 2019 in Seattle, I also spent some time talking to the winery principals, many of them the winemakers and found out something about the wines that they were pouring…

BC Pinot Noir Celebration Brings 35 Top Pinot Producers Together With Seven of BC’s Best Chefs

BC Pinot Noir Celebration logo

Do you love Pinot Noir?  BC Pinot Noir?  I do love Pinot Noir and BC Pinot Noir.  We have the right cool climate to help bring out the nuances of Pinot Noir, compared to some warmer climate wines from this…

It’s A Wrap. All My VanWineFest 2019 Articles for Your Enjoyment

VanWineFest 2019 banner

A Chinese proverb says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step“.  Walking through the Vancouver International Wine Festival tasting room, tasting wines and speaking with winery principals, I walked many steps, and my journey is now complete.  I’ve finished…

Lessons From California Thoughts from Jon Bonné at VanWineFest 2019

Jon Bonne speaking at the Lessons From California Thoughts lunch

Besides all the fun of drinking wine from around the world with friends or family at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there is also a more serious component, such as the seminars you can attend to learn about a grape…

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…

Rhône Around The World Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Rhone Around The World placemat with wines

As stated by the Vancouver International Wine Festival, “Rhône grapes have made an indelible mark in their native region in France, but are now being grown successfully throughout the wine world. While Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne have unique…

Pinot’s Siren Call Of Seduction Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Pinot Noir wines at VanWineFest 2019 seminar

Today’s seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival was on the Pinot Noir grape.  Wine educator, author and historian Paul Wagner and a panel of Pinot Noir producers from Burgundy, Oregon, California, New Zealand, and BC’s Okanagan Valley talked to…

A Napa Valley Cabernet 2005-14 Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvingon Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

As stated by the Vancouver International Wine Festival, “Cabernet Sauvignon is king in Napa Valley. Explore the quality and ageability of the region’s signature grape variety while savouring a 10-year retrospective from Napa’s finest. Taste for yourself why these wines are…