Category: Amarone

Recommended Wines from Around the World at VanWineFest 2020

Recommended wines from around the world during VanWineFest 2020

Although France was the theme country this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a great contingent of wineries from around the world and from BC to pour their wines for us.¬† Below are wines that I enjoyed…

A Quick Wine and Food Pairing Dinner with Vinum & Cibus Italici at Wildebeest

Lineup of Italian wines from Vinum & Cibus Italici

Wine and food pairing dinners are always fun.¬† You get to find out which types of wines you like paired with particular dishes.¬† There are usually surprises as well.¬† I was invited to taste some Italian wines from the Vinum…

A Plethora of Wine Gems from the Vintage West Portfolio for You

Vintage West portfolio of wines

One of the perks of being a wine writer is an invitation to a portfolio tasting from a wine agent.¬† The agency can bring out winery principals in some cases, who you can have a chat to about their wines.¬†…

Prosecco and Valpolicella – Tasting the Wines of Veneto

Valpolicella and Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco tasting booklet

North and east of Verona, Italy is where Valpolicella wines originate and a little to the north of Valpolicella you find Prosecco wines.¬† You may have heard of Prosecco, the sparkling darling of people around the world at the moment.¬†…

Gustoso, An Amarone Vertical from MASI Agricola S.p.A.

Masi Agricola Amarone Vertical tasting

What is Amarone wine? Amarone is a style of Valpolicella wine.¬† The Valpolicella region is located north of Verona, bordering Lake Garda to the west and by the Lessini Mountains to the east and north. There are 4 styles of…

MASI Costasera Contemporary Art Features Indigenous BC Artist Susan A. Point

Costasera Contemporary Art MASI Costasera overlay for 2000 label

MASI Costasera Contemporary Art and Indigenous Artist Susan A. Point As MASI notes ” The term ‚Äúculture‚ÄĚ has its origins in the verb ‚Äúto cultivate‚ÄĚ: cultivation of the land is the expression of thousands of years of a people‚Äôs knowledge,…

May Wine and Beer Events at the BC Liquor Stores

BC Liquor Stores e-news

Here is your inside track to some of the upcoming events in May. Summer is here! We have¬†a variety of¬†exciting events in our stores this month. BC Liquor Stores will be presenting the highly anticipated 2014 California Wine Release. PARK…