Category: wine tasting

Upper Bench Estate Winery – A Solid Wine Offering

Upper Bench Winery and Creamery

I’ve been tasting Upper Bench Estate Winery‘s wines for the past few years and see the quality in the bottle.  The winery, located just outside of Penticton, is owned by wine maker, Gavin Miller, who has been around for several…

VanWineFest – My Top Tuscany Wine Picks

Barone Ricasoli Campo Ceni 2014

Tuscany is best known for its most famous, and probably Italy’s most famous, red wine called Chianti.  This wine is made primarily from the indigenous Sangiovese grape, and then blended with other red grapes, either Italian, like Colorino, or international, like Merlot. The…

A Cornucopia of Italian Wines and Food at Il Centro Dinner

Il Centro dinner with menu and wine

At the Vancouver International Wine Festival you can celebrate with food and wine together through various dinners.  I attended one dinner at Il Centro at the Italian Cultural Centre. Of course all the wines were Italian.  There were 3 participating…

VanWineFest Serves up 82,000 Wine Glasses and 43,000 Bottles of Wine

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is underway this week, and it has lots of amazing wine related stats.  The Festival sent me this list, and I thought I’d pass it along to you.  Enjoy, and see you at the public…

Taste Washington Grand Tasting – Get Your Tickets

Taste Washington logo

Washington State has an amazingly large number of wineries.  800+ wineries.  Compare that to the 273 wineries in British Columbia.  Washington State has much more land available for viticulture.  In BC we are quite constricted by our mountain ranges in…

TED2016, Sustainability and Chilean Wine

Wines of Chile logo

In conjunction with TED2016, held here in Vancouver, the Wines of Chile participated by bringing some wines for us to try.  These wines though represent sustainable initiatives taken by these wineries. In Chile there is a sustainability code that a…