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My Recommended Wineries to Try at Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

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February 24, 2014.  That’s the kick off for the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  On Thursday – Saturday in the Acura International Festival Tasting Room you have the opportunity to try wines from near and far; red, white, and pink; sparkling and…

Do You Prefer Canadian Wine? More #CanWinePalate Survey 2013 Results

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As promised, here is Part 2 of my Canadian Wine Palate Survey for 2013. In Part 1 I gave you some insights on the red and white varietal wines that Canadians prefer, according to the survey.  If you didn’t read…

Select Wine & Spirits Portfolio Tasting Recommendations 2013

Trivento Amado Sur Torrontes Viognier and Vina Maipo Vitral Sauvignon Blanc

Have you ever heard of a portfolio tasting?  Most people probably have not, unless you attend wine tastings on a fairly regular basis.  A portfolio tasting is when a wine agency, like Select Wines & Spirits, pours their selection of…

A Few Notes on New Zealand Red Wine Terroirs

New Zealand Wine

Better known by the tremendous success of its white wines, particularly Marlborough’s Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand’s red wines are mostly off the radar for the global market, with the visible exception of Pinot Noir. The “heart break grape” has made…

My Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Gris 2012 Review #NZWine

Villa Maria Estate is a well-known producer of quality wines from New Zealand.  I look forward to trying their new vintages each year.  Recently I received a bottle of their Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Pinot Gris 2012 to…

The Latest Releases from Le Vieux Pin and La Stella Wineries

With every season, there is either grape growing, harvesting, vinification, aging, or bottling of wine. Recently I was happy to do some tasting in Vancouver of recently bottled wines from Le Vieux Pin and La Stella wineries.  These two wineries…