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Video with Sebastian Labbe Winemaker at Carmen Winery during the VPIWF

Did you know that Vina Carmen is Chile’s oldest winery, founded in 1850 by Christian Lanz, who named the winery after his wife, Carmen? The Carmenere grape variety was rediscovered at Carmen in 1994. In 1997 Carmen launched the first…

Talking with Miguel Torres Maczassek at the Vancouver Playhouse Intl Wine Festival

Miguel Torres is best known as a wine making family with long pedigree from Spain.  From Spain they have spread out around the world.  One place where they have taken root has been Chile; the Curico Valley to be precise. …

MyWinePal Interviews Lucia Romero from El Porvenir de los Andes

As part of my wine tasting activities at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, I interviewed several winery principals.  For this first video I talk with Ms. Lucia Romero from El Porvenir de los Andes, from the Salta region of…

Meet Some Wine Superstars from the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Fest

One of the great things about the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival is that you can meet winery principals either at a wine maker dinner, a seminar, or at their winery’s table at the International Festival Tasting room.  In case…

Chilean Wineries to Enjoy at the Vancouver Playhouse Intl Wine Fest

In case you didn’t know, Chile is the Theme Country this year at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.  But you may not know which wineries will be there?  The Remedy… I have the list here for you.  With my…

MyWinePal At The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival – Part 2

In the first part of my notes on the 31st Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival I talked about BC wines as this was the featured region. But there was more than just BC wines at the festival. I will spend…

MyWinePal At The 31st Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival

The 31st Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival has now come and gone. I attended the “Get Uncorked” kick off to the Festival, went to a Burgundy tasting (pinot noir, chardonnay and gamay), a Pinot tasting (all types of pinot both…