Category: interview

3 Ontario Winemakers Share their 2019 Harvest Experiences

Ontario grape harvest 2019

This is my second year interviewing winemakers in Ontario about their latest grape harvest and wine production.  To get a more complete picture of the harvest I asked the following questions to three winemakers in three different grape growing regions…

An Interview with Bernard Duseigneur from Domaine Duseigneur and his Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wines

Domaine Duseigneur logo

In an earlier article, I wrote about the flight of wines that I sampled with Bernard Duseigneur from his Chateauneuf-du-Pape vineyards.  Before we started to taste his wines together, I asked Bernard a few questions about how he grew into…

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…

An Interview with BC Winemakers About the 2018 Harvest

BC Harvest 2018 wineries interviewed

In early October, the Wines of BC issued a press release and noted “BC’s annual grape harvest has arrived amid cooler temperatures in mid-August and early September. With the long, moderate season, wineries are indicating nice flavour development, beautiful acidity…

An Interview with Olga Bussinello About the Versatility and History of Valpolicella Wines

A range of Valpolicella wines including Ripasso and Amarone

I was pleased to be invited to interview Olga Bussinello, Director, of the Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella here in Vancouver recently. The Consortium for the Tutelage of Valpolicella Wines is an association of wine producers, winemakers and bottlers of the wine production…

My Interview with Sandra Oldfield – A Heart Beating for BC Wine

If you are familiar with BC wines at all, you should know of Sandra Oldfield and the winery she helped start with her husband Kenn Oldfield and friends Barb and Bob Shaunessy, called Tinhorn Creek in Oliver in 1993 and…

Tell Me About the BC 2017 Harvest – Wine Makers’ Interviews

Grape vines at harvest in BC 2017

2017 was a terrible harvest in France due to poor weather conditions through the growing season, producing the smallest grape harvest since 1945. In the United States, Napa and Sonoma Valleys were hit by forest fires which although was late in…

VanWineFest 2017 – It’s a Wrap. All My Posts for You.

Discover the Wines of Canada

Canada should be proud of its recent wine history.  We started getting serious about vitis vinifera in the 1970s.  BC and Ontario started growing wine grapes and producing wines.  Nova Scotia and Quebec have followed, and I heard, but have…

Interviewing Wine Maker Randy Picton from Nk’Mip at VanWineFest 2017

Nk'Mip cellars logo

Who is Randy Picton? Randy Picton is the head wine maker at Nk’Mip Cellars, the first Aboriginal-owned winery in North America.  How did he get this position?  What did he do and which winery did he work at before moving…