Month: February 2018

ICONIC VALPOLICELLA at Cibo Trattoria for VanWineFest 2018

Serego Alighieri logo

This evening at this dinner we were invited to come taste over 600 years of winemaking history with MASI Serego Alighieri. Six wines from this historic estate were paired with a menu from chef Josh Gonneau of Cibo Trattoria, bringing a taste of…

Supporting BC Wine and Alberta Beef – Farm Friends

Farm Friends logo

Farm Friends was a stand-up grazing event, organized by several BC wineries in response to the recent boycott on the importation of BC wine to Alberta.  The day of the event, held at Edible Canada, the Alberta government dropped the ban so that the…

Rock & Roll at VanWineFest with Charles Smith Wines

Flight of Charles Smith Wines bottles

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2018 is almost here, and the theme countries are Spain and Portugal, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the other wineries from around the world visiting us.  Some are even next-door.  Take for example…

Quick Review: Singletree Pinot Noir and Haywire Pinot Gris

Haywire Pinot Gris and Singletree Pinot Noir 2015

Wine slowly trickles out of our BC wineries and makes their way to market.  Two new bottles of wines that I received to taste and rate are from Haywire and Singletree wineries.  One a Pinot Gris and the other a…

Barone Ricasoli Going Beyond; Bridging History and Technology

Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio wooden case label

Did you know that Barone Ricasoli is the oldest winery in Italy and the second oldest winery in the world?  Did you also know that Baron Bettino Ricasoli invented the Chianti blend in 1872?  So much history at one winery, and…

Experience the Best Crus in Piedmonte with Michele Chiarlo

Wines of Michele Chiarlo

The Michele Chiarlo winery has been producing wines in the Piedmonte region of Italy for 60 years.  With the specialness of this 60th anniversary, Alberto Chiarlo, has been visiting some cities around the world presenting the wines of their family…

Bacchanalia Gala Auction Features 1983 Domaine De La Romanée Conti “La Tâche” & Harlan Estate Vertical

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction

Have you ever thought of attending the Bacchanalia Gala Auction?  Besides great food, there is great wine to drink, plus the chance to bid on fantastic wines like the 1983 Domaine De La Romanée Conti “La Tâche” & Harlan Estate Vertical. …