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Meet Masi Agricola at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

Masi Campofiorin 2012

The history of Masi is the history of a family and its vineyards in Verona, part of the Veneto. The name itself derives from the Vaio dei Masi, the small valley purchased at the end of the XVIII century by…

Say Cin Cin to Bottega S.p.A. at the Vancouver International Wine Fest

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Bottega S.p.A. is located in Bibano di Godega (TV), in the Prosecco DOC area and a short distance from the vineyards of Collio, Cartizze, Amarone and Picolit.  We are a few km from Conegliano, the capital of grappa. Halfway between Venice (approximately 50…

A Sparkling Greeting to Cleto Chiarli Winery at the Vancouver International West Fest 2016

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In 1850, Cleto Chiarli moved from the countryside to the town of Modena, together with his wife Lucia and their four children. In 1860 Cleto Chiarli decided to close his ‘osteria’ down in order to dedicate himself only to the…

Visit Cantina Zaccagnini at Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

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The Zaccagnini are a very modest family who started with only few and small pieces of land in Abruzzo (east central Italy) and now own 300 hectares.  They started in the 1960’s to sell their grapes and were known as…

A Few Portfolio Gems from Select Wines Portfolio Tasting

Select Wines Portfolio tasting

It is always a special time when a wine agency opens their portfolio of wines for you to taste, review, and recommend.  This past week I had a chance to try the wines from Select Wines’ annual portfolio tasting.  With…