Category: Spain

Say Hola to Bodegas Arr√°ez Pedro at VanWineFest 2018

Bodegas Arr√°ez Logo

About Bodegas Arr√°ez Our family winery was founded in 1916 by local growers for the promotion of their own harvest, afterward becoming Don Antonio Arr√°ez Garrig√≥s‚Äô property in 1950. It was in those years that sales of his wines, both…

Come and Visit Gil Family Estates at VanWineFest 2018

GIL Family Estates

Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares¬†are a group of small wineries scattered throughout Spain that have been joining the family group since 2002. Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares has a wide portfolio of Spanish wines with different characteristics and backgrounds. All of them…

3 Wines for You From Spain, Italy and Germany

My Karp Riesling, Eternum Viti, and Quercione Chianti wines

Here are three wines from three different regions of the Old World. ¬†All really well made. ¬†I received these wines as a part of the portfolio selection from one of our local wine agencies, Patagonia Imports. When most people think…

The School of Cool: Wine Tasting Notes from the i4C

Blind tasting Chardonnay for the Soil Smackdown

As promised I have enclosed my tasting notes for the wines I sampled at the three International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration seminars. ¬†Many of these Chardonnay come from Ontario, but there are also wines from BC, California, Chile, France and…

The i4C+ Celebration You Should Not Miss: Wineries and Wines

I4C-2016 School of Cool

At the i4C+ Celebration on July 21-23, 2017 there will be 59 cool climate chardonnay producers; 25 wineries from Ontario and 34 from around the world. ¬†There will be 2 wineries from BC too. ¬†And as I mentioned in my…

Top Drop Vancouver 2017 – An Authentic Experience

Top Drop Vancouver

This is my second year attending Top Drop Vancouver, where small-scale producers from around the world show us their hand crafted wines. According to Top Drop, “Our focus is terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. W e believe…

Andrew Peller Shows Off Their Wines – Local and Abroad

William Fevre Chablis and Petit Chablis

My second agent portfolio wine tasting for September is by Andrew Peller Ltd and Andrew Peller Import Agency.¬† Through both branches they show off our local BC wines, and the wines the represent from around the world.¬† It was a…

My Latest Wine Picks from Charton-Hobbs’ Portfolio

Cuvee Jean Louis Blanc de Blancs and Charles de Frere Brut Merite

After summer holidays are over and you are all relaxed from the sun, food, and wine with family and friends, September comes around.¬† For the wine trade, this is the start of the busy season leading up to Christmas, and…