Month: March 2019

My Okanagan Falls Spring 2019 Wine Release Picks for You

Okanagan Falls Spring Wine Tasting brochure

Okanagan Falls, located between Penticton and Oliver, holds, I think, a sweet spot for growing grapes and making wine.  It has long warm days and cool nights, which allow the grapes to reach full ripeness as well as keep their…

It’s A Wrap. All My VanWineFest 2019 Articles for Your Enjoyment

VanWineFest 2019 banner

A Chinese proverb says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step“.  Walking through the Vancouver International Wine Festival tasting room, tasting wines and speaking with winery principals, I walked many steps, and my journey is now complete.  I’ve finished…

Winery Principals Share Their Knowledge on Video at VanWineFest 2019

VanWineFest 2019 video collage

Besides tasting wine and attending seminars during the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I meeting with winery principals at the Festival Tasting Room and doing short video interviews with them.  Here is the list of all the interviews I did.  Many…

Lessons From California Thoughts from Jon Bonné at VanWineFest 2019

Jon Bonne speaking at the Lessons From California Thoughts lunch

Besides all the fun of drinking wine from around the world with friends or family at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there is also a more serious component, such as the seminars you can attend to learn about a grape…

Are You Going to Taste Washington? March 28-31

Taste Washington logo

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 Dozen Wines Sans California at VanWineFest 2019

Some recommended wines from around the world at VanWineFest 2019

Most of the excitement about the Vancouver International Wine Festival is with the theme country or region; California for this year.  But, we should not shy from visiting the rest of the Tasting Room and try wines from other parts…

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…

17 Recommended California White Wines at VanWineFest 2019

A selection of white California wines at VanWineFest 2019

As California was the theme region for VanWineFest 2019, you would expect Chardonnay to be prominent in my list of favourite white wines, and you would be right.  But there is also Viognier, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.  I put the…