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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…

The French Terroir Talk at VanWineFest 2020

French Terroir Talk wines in glass

Andrew Jefford is an English journalist, radio presenter, poet, magazine editor, a wine writer for Decanter magazine and much more. He lives near Montpellier in France. Why am I telling you this?  Andrew lead our French Terroir Talk during this…

Unexpected Wines from Crowsnest Vineyards in the Similkameen Valley

Lineup of Crowsnest Vineyards wines

Crowsnest Vineyards is located near Cawston in the Similkameen Valley in south-central BC.  This valley is cooler-climate with the valley running east-west and a breeze that passes through it to help give the valley it’s character.  I was surprised that…

Toast the Wines from Bordeaux’s Maison Sichel at VanWineFest 2020

Sichel logo

Maison Sichel would like you to know about their winery and try their wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  Read about them in their own words. About Maison Sichel James Sichel and his 4 brothers own and manage…

Have You Tried Bordertown Winery’s Wines with Indian Cuisine?

Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar and Bordertown Cider & Winery

Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar has been serving up tasty Indian food in downtown Vancouver for several years.  I have had the pleasure of eating at Copper Chimney before and was recently invited to a food and wine pairing…

Tasty Social Wines in our Backyard from Backyard Vineyards

Backyard Vineyards Social wine label

Backyard Vineyards is a winery that you may not have heard about, but they are located so close by if you live in the Vancouver lower mainland.  Their winery and tasting room is in Langley.  I’ve visited them for many…