Tag: Washington

My Favourite Wines from A-Z at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2014

Stellers Jay sparkling wines on ice

A daunting task, picking my favourite wines from a total of 1750 wines being poured at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Thankfully I was able to visit the Acura International Festival Tasting Room 4 times as Media, splitting time between…

My Recommended Wineries to Try at Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

the wine world is here

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…

Not Just Oktoberfest – Visiting Wineries around Leavenworth Washington

German band playing at Oktoberfest

Leavenworth, Washington, located just east of Stevens Pass, a mere 4 hrs from the BC/WA border is well known for their Oktoberfest activities, which happen over 3 weekends every October.  This past weekend, I went to try the beer, brats…

Betz Family Winery – Honorary Winemaker for Taste of Tulalip

Taste of Tulalip plate at Celebration Dinner

UPDATED: Oct 16.  New information about a special wine made by Betz Family Winery for Taste of Tulalip. This November 8 and 9, is the 5th Annual Taste of Tulalip, held at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington state.  I’ve…

A Quick Review – Cuillin Hills Mourvedre 2008

  Cuillin Hills Winery, established in 2004, is a family-owned and operated boutique winery located in Woodinville, Washington. Winemaker, Derek DesVoigne, is commited to produce small lots of distinct wines.  One of the wines I purchased last year while on a…