Category: italy

Celebrating Italian Wines Here and Hopefully Soon in the BC Market

A Tasting of Wines from Italy

Italian wine always excites me.  I think it is the acidity in the wines and the in general red fruit flavours.  There is also a wide variety of wines from sparkling Prosecco and Franciacorta wines, and rosé/white/red wines made from…

A Quick Review of the Bisol Jeio Brut DOCG Valdobbiadene Prosecco

Bisol Jeio Brut DOC Valdobbiadene Prosecco label

Prosecco is still a hot sparkling wine for people to enjoy.  It is unpretentious and can be sipped at any time. Today I had a chance to review the Bisol Jeio Brut DOCG Valdobbiadene Prosecco.  Brut, the driest version of…

A Few Wine Gems from the Trialto Portfolio Tasting

2019 Trialto Portfolio tasting

Wine agencies attend various trade events where they show their wines alongside other agencies.  But to be able to better tell their story about these wines these agencies usually have a portfolio tasting once a year where various winery principals…

Getting Insights on Argentinean Malbec and More with Alberto Arizu from Luigi Bosca

Luigi Bosca Malbec 2016 and Malbec Terroir Los Miradores 2016 in glasses for us to taste

The Luigi Bosca family has a 120 history of growing grapes and producing wines in Mendoza, Argentina.  Alberto Arizu the great-grandson for the Luigi Bosca winery spoke to us today about the history of the winery, the family, and the…

Enjoy Dessert with Vin Santo del Chianti Classico?

Vin Santo bottles on ice

What is Vin Santo? According to Wikipedia “Vin Santo is a style of Italian dessert wine. Traditional in Tuscany, these wines are often made from white grape varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia, though Sangiovese may be used to produce a…