Category: Vancouver International Wine Festival

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015 Kicks Off

Yesterday marked the official launch of the 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival Kick Off, held at Joeys Restaurant downtown at the Bentall Centre.  We had Harry Hertscheg, Vancouver International WIne Festival executive director, start off the Kick Off telling us…

Welcoming Casella Family Brands to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

Casella Family Brands

Have you heard of [yellow tail] wines?   Probably most of you have.  A very popular wine label for many years here in North America.  The wines are produced by the Casella family in Australia.  But they are more than [yellow…

Let’s Talk about Samantha Syrah and Haywire Free Form Wines

Samantha Rahn

Okanagan Crush Pad seems to be coming up with lots of small production wines, trying different things with different grapes, people, and inspiration.  This article is about two of their latest wines; Haywire Free Form and Samantha Syrah. About Haywire…

Say Cheers to Burch Family Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

Mad Fish Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Burch Family Wines from Australia represent three different brands: Howard Park, Marchand & Burch, and MadFish Wines.  Did you know that Denmark is in Australia?  Neither did I, but read on to learn more about Denmark, Burch Family Wines, and…

Meet Bleasdale Vineyards at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

Bleasdale logo

The next winery to introduce you to at the Vancouver International Wine Festival is Bleasdale Vineyards.  Learn about their interesting region that has an afternoon breeze called the “Lake Doctor” to help slow the grapes ripening and should keep more…

Welcoming Fowles Wine to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

Fowles WIne is a new winery for me from Australia, but I am curious to try their wines.  They make a wine that is blended to match wild game meat.  That is quite interesting.  They also have 2 Sauvignon Blancs…