VanWineFest 2017 – Trans Canada Tasting

Trans Canada Tasting at #VIWF

Did you know that there are 671 wineries in Canada, as of Feb 2017?  There are 276 wineries in BC.  There is grape wine being produced in BC, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.  As part of the Vancouver International Wine…

VanWineFest 2017 – Heartbreak & Backache Seminar Part 2

Riesling grapes

In Part 1 of this article, I covered the comments and insights of wine makers and hands-on owners in BC, Ontario, and Germany on the heartbreak and backache from growing and making wine from the Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes.…

VanWineFest 2017 – Heartbreak & Backache Seminar Part 1

Heartache and backache wine flight

In this seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival we had a panel of distinguished wine makers and hands-on owners share their stories and insights on Riesling and Pinot Noir, two notorious cool-climate grapes famed for breaking backs in the…

Leonetti Cellar – The Original Winery of Walla Walla

Tulalip Resort Casino seminar featuring Leonetti Cellars Figgins Estate and Toil Oregon wines

The Birth of Leonetti Cellar Did you know that the first commercial grape vines, that are still in use today in Walla Walla, Washington was by the Leonetti family in 1974?  There were some vines planted in the 1950s by…

VanWineFest 2017 – A Culmination of Flavours Dinner

Culmina Family Estate Winery is owned and run by Don and Elaine Triggs, and their daughter Sara.  An Okanagan winery located on the Golden Mile Bench.  Don Triggs’ is known for co-founding the Jackson Triggs Winery that we have here in…

Memories of A Paired Wine Dinner at Tulalip Bay

Tulalip Bay menu

The Tulalip Resort Casino always has served me top quality dishes and wines.  I was invited to a wine dinner at the Tulalip Resort Casino, and have below the fantastic hand-selected wines by Sommelier Tom Thomson to pair with the…