Category: chile

Memories of Chilean Wine and Hospitality – Santiago, Valparaiso, and the Casablanca and Aconcagua Valleys

Santiago Metropolitan Park via the Funicular of Santiago

With the lockdown on travel due to COVID-19, I thought I’d look back at some of my trips to wine regions around the world.  One of my memorable trips was to Chile in October 2009 where I toured around Santiago,…

Can You Solve this Puzzle about The GLOBAL CRU from VanWineFest 2020?

The Global Cru at VanWineFest 2020 wines

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 had a GLOBAL CRU Seminar where top wineries from around the world discussed what is meant by “CRU”.  Help put this puzzle together.  There are lots of red wines to make the puzzle challenging. …

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 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. …