Category: Sangiovese

A Chianti Classico Masterclass with Jason Yamasaki

Chianti Classico Masterclass wines

I was fortunate to be invited to a Chianti Classico Masterclass led by Jason Yamasaki, the Chianti Classico Ambassador in BC.  Jason spoke to us about the history of the Chianti Classico region, the grape used and the different quality…

Many Top Quality Wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery to Enjoy

Jeff Hundertmark, Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery winemaker with a bottle of his Riesling

I have been a fan of Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery‘s wines for many years.  I still have a bottle of their 2003 Summit Reserve Semillon I purchased at the winery that I hope to open this year with friends.  On…

Celebrate Wine Excellence at Top Drop Vancouver May 10-11, 2022

Top Drop Vancouver

Have you ever heard of Top Drop Vancouver?  It is a festival where 40 hand-selected wineries from around the world come to Vancouver and pour their wines for you.  These wineries have to have a certain level of quality and…

Modest Wines Petit Verdot and Sangiovese for Your Pleasure

Modest Wines by Jove Sangiovese 2019 and Little Green Red Petit Verdot 2018

Do you like delicious red wines?  I have two for your today from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna.  Their Modest Wines by Jove Sangiovese 2019 and the Modest Wines Little Green Red Petit Verdot 2018.  “by Jove” and…

Curb Your Grilling Craving with some Winter BBQ ideas with Armstrong Cheese

Jerk chicken burger or bahn mi cheese burger

It’s getting bone-chilling cold across Canada.  Even in balmy Vancouver, the temperatures may go down to -10 degrees C.  You think about the summer and bbq, but that seems so far away.  Armstrong Cheese sent me an email with a…

Quick Review: Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2017

Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 with wine in glass

One of my favourite producers of Chianti Classico is Ricasoli.  I was happy to receive a bottle of their Brolio DOCG 2017 to review.  I have reviewed and recommended past vintages of this wine, and I will continue to recommend it…

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…