Category: california

Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

Select Wines & Spirits logo

One of the definitions in The Free Dictionary of “portfolio” is “A group of investments held by an investor, investment company, or financial institution.” I thought that for a wine & spirits agency those bottles of wines and spirits are…

My Latest Wine Picks from the IVSA September 2014

With September, comes the new season of tasting wines which have arrived in British Columbia, through the IVSA.  There can always be found wines from every corner of the world, and also beer and spirits too.  My wine picks come…

A Few Favourites from the Paul Hobbs Wine Portfolio

Paul Hobbs

California and Argentina.  What does this US State and South American country have in common?  Answer: Paul Hobbs.  Through my interview with Paul, I learned about his love of wine and interest in making interesting wines from interesting regions around…

Wrapping Up the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2014

French wine section at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

It seems like only yesterday that champagne flowed freely, people were laughing, and wines from around the world were being served and discovered by Vancouverites.  The Vancouver International Wine Festival was quite a whirlwind for me as a Media person;…

Hunting for White Wines at the Import Vintners & Spirits Association

It’s Spring!  I have at least 5 tulips blooming in my front yard, the sun is out, and I’m looking to find some new and exciting white wines for the patio for me and for you.  Last week was the…

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…