Category: Vancouver International Wine Festival

The French Terroir Talk at VanWineFest 2020

French Terroir Talk wines in glass

Andrew Jefford is an English journalist, radio presenter, poet, magazine editor, a wine writer for Decanter magazine and much more. He lives near Montpellier in France. Why am I telling you this?  Andrew lead our French Terroir Talk during this…

Emilia-Romagna’s Native Grapes Masterclass at VanWineFest 2020

Emilia Romagna Native Grapes masterclass

What do you know about the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy?  Where is it located?  Are there any foods or wines that are special in this area?  This is what I came to learn about the Emilia-Romagna Native Grapes masterclass at…

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…

A Taste of Croatia Wine Dinner at ATLAS Steak and Seafood for VanWineFest 2020

ATLAS Steak and Seafood

My first official event for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 was the A TASTE OF CROATIA dinner at Atlas Steak + Fish in Burnaby.  It was quite an event, packed full of people wanting to try Croatian wines.  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…

Where Will You See Me at VanWineFest 2020?

Vancouver International Wine Festival tasting room

It’s official.  I’ve received my Media accreditation for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  As part of the accreditation, I will be attending various events.  Besides meeting winery principals and tasting their wines, I’m always happy to chat with anyone…

Provence Marinaside Dinner Honours Legendary Wine-Maker with a Family Connection

Joshua Carlson & Jean-Luc Colombo _ Provence Marinaside Wine

One of the things that the Vancouver International Wine Festival is known for is winemaker dinners.  One upcoming winemaker dinner I think will be exceptionally good.  It will be a pairing of the Rhone Valley’s wines by Jean-Luc Colombo with…

VanWineFest Welcomes Vine Stars From Around The Wine World And Keynote Speaker Andrew Jefford

French logo with VanWineFest logo 2020

One of the coolest things about VanWineFest is that each winery represented at the Festival has to bring a winery principal, who could be the owner or a family member, or their winemaker.  When you ask them to pour you…

Jurassian Wines to Enjoy with Marcel Cabelier at VanWineFest 2020

Marcel Cabelier logo

Have you ever tried wines from Jura in France?  Vin Jaune is a very interesting wine made in this region.  Marcel Cabelier does produce Vin Jaune and other wines.  Read about this winery coming to visit us at the Vancouver…