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Sulfites or other Unwanted Compounds in Your Wine? Try Üllo.

Üllo Wine Purifier

What Are Sulfites? From thekitchn.com, “The term sulfites is an inclusive term for sulfur dioxide (SO2), a preservative that’s widely used in winemaking (and most food industries) for its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. SO2 plays an important role in preventing oxidization and…

DYNAMIC SPAIN Seminar at VanWineFest 2018

Spain has had a long history of winemaking, from classic Riojas, newer Mencia from Bierzo, to Cavas and more. During the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I and several other attendees joined Master of Wine, Barbara Philip to explore a wide range of…

Supporting BC Wine and Alberta Beef – Farm Friends

Farm Friends logo

Farm Friends was a stand-up grazing event, organized by several BC wineries in response to the recent boycott on the importation of BC wine to Alberta.  The day of the event, held at Edible Canada, the Alberta government dropped the ban so that the…

Rock & Roll at VanWineFest with Charles Smith Wines

Flight of Charles Smith Wines bottles

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2018 is almost here, and the theme countries are Spain and Portugal, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the other wineries from around the world visiting us.  Some are even next-door.  Take for example…

Barone Ricasoli Going Beyond; Bridging History and Technology

Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio wooden case label

Did you know that Barone Ricasoli is the oldest winery in Italy and the second oldest winery in the world?  Did you also know that Baron Bettino Ricasoli invented the Chianti blend in 1872?  So much history at one winery, and…

Bacchanalia Gala Auction Features 1983 Domaine De La Romanée Conti “La Tâche” & Harlan Estate Vertical

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction

Have you ever thought of attending the Bacchanalia Gala Auction?  Besides great food, there is great wine to drink, plus the chance to bid on fantastic wines like the 1983 Domaine De La Romanée Conti “La Tâche” & Harlan Estate Vertical. …