Category: Ripasso

A Quick Wine and Food Pairing Dinner with Vinum & Cibus Italici at Wildebeest

Lineup of Italian wines from Vinum & Cibus Italici

Wine and food pairing dinners are always fun.¬† You get to find out which types of wines you like paired with particular dishes.¬† There are usually surprises as well.¬† I was invited to taste some Italian wines from the Vinum…

Prosecco and Valpolicella – Tasting the Wines of Veneto

Valpolicella and Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco tasting booklet

North and east of Verona, Italy is where Valpolicella wines originate and a little to the north of Valpolicella you find Prosecco wines.¬† You may have heard of Prosecco, the sparkling darling of people around the world at the moment.¬†…

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…

Grandi Marchi: Italian Wines in the World in Vancouver

instituo del vino italiano di qualita grandi marchi

I’d say that this is a top drop event, with wines from Italy only.¬† The Grandi Marchi, is a collaboration of winemakers across Italy supporting the best qualities and distinct wine making culture of Italy.¬† All the wineries are family-owned,…

A Dozen Plus 3 Valpolicella Wine Recommendations

3 Valpolicella wines

What Are Valpolicella Wines? Canada loves Valpolicella wines. ¬†We import 34% of the Valpolicella DOC and 18% of Valpolicella Ripasso DOC according to the Consorzio. According to the Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella, “Valpolicella is the top red…