Tag: merlot

Top Tier Chianti Classico Wines from Italy for You

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What Do You Know About Chianti Classico? “Chianti Classico” and should not be confused with “Chianti”, which is a separate denomination that surrounds Chianti Classico. In 1716, the Tuscan Grand Duke Cosimo III, established for the first time in history…

CheckMate Artisanal Winery is Not Gambling, They Have the Winning Hand

CheckMate Artisinal Winery Little Pawn and Opening Gambit 2014

The CheckMate Artisanal Winery is a project by the von Mandl family, who established the Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.  Mission Hill won the Top Chardonnay in the World in 1994 at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London. …

B.C. Best of Varietal Wine Awards 2019 Results Announced

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We all like to receive rewards.  It starts as we are young children with our parents, continues through school, and when we are in the workforce.  The 2019 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards recipients were just announced and I’ve…

New Zealand Wine: Welcome to Pure Discovery 2019

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New Zealand is well-known for producing fresh vibrant Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wines; both cool climate grapes.  But with global warming warmer climate grapes like Chardonnay, Merlot, and Syrah are also successfully grown and produce quality wines in New…

Are You Going to Taste Washington? March 28-31

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Taste Washington in Seattle runs from March 28-31, 2019, with the weekend having an incredible 235+ Washington State wineries and 65 restaurants pouring their wines and offering you samples of their dishes in their “Grand Tasting” which is on the…

My Favourite California Red Wines at VanWineFest 2019

Assorted California red wines at VanWineFest 2019

While busily moving through the swell of people interested in tasting big Napa Cabs at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I wedged myself into tables, and indeed tasted Napa Cabs, but also Pinot Noir, Merlot, Petite Sirah, etc. from various…