Category: pinot noir

The Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2020

Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand booklet

My first Masterclass at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 was about the wines from the Languedoc region produced by Gérard Bertrand and moderated by Anthony Gismondi.  Gérard Bertrand is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the…

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction Raises ~$256,000 For Bard On The Beach Shakespeare Festival at VanWineFest 2020

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction at VanWineFest 2020

The Vancouver International Wine Festival always kicks off with their Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction.  That great event happened on Saturday, Feb 22 and of course, it was a great success.  Below is the press release from the Festival about…

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…

Enjoy a Great Meal at Provence Marinaside for Dine Out Vancouver 2020

WILD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI WITH PRAWNS with Meyer Family Pinot Noir 2016 at Provence Marinaside

My third Dine Out Vancouver dinner was with good friends at Provence Marinaside in Yaletown.  Provence offers a $45 food menu plus $25 wine pairing, and it is totally worth it.  The food from Provence is top quality and a large…

Join Marquis Wine Cellars for a Burgundy Dinner at Origo Club

Origo Club

For those Burgundy lovers out there, as well as lovers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Marquis Wine Cellars is offering a wonderful wine paired dinner.  Here is their announcement. ~~~ Join John Clerides, owner of Marquis Wine Cellars and our…

Doug Barzelay at Marquis Book Launch & Burgundy Tasting

A formal sit down tasting with Doug Barzelay (Image courtesy Marquis Wine Cellars)

Do you dream of Burgundy?  Pinot Noir I think reaches it’s pinnacle in finesse in Burgundy. This sit-down tasting is a great chance to learn about Burgundy from Doug Barzelay, who has spent many years studying Pinot Noir and Chardonnay…