Category: Vancouver International Wine Festival

17 Recommended California White Wines at VanWineFest 2019

A selection of white California wines at VanWineFest 2019

As California was the theme region for VanWineFest 2019, you would expect Chardonnay to be prominent in my list of favourite white wines, and you would be right.  But there is also Viognier, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.  I put the…

Rhône Around The World Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Rhone Around The World placemat with wines

As stated by the Vancouver International Wine Festival, “Rhône grapes have made an indelible mark in their native region in France, but are now being grown successfully throughout the wine world. While Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne have unique…

A Napa Valley Cabernet 2005-14 Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvingon Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

As stated by the Vancouver International Wine Festival, “Cabernet Sauvignon is king in Napa Valley. Explore the quality and ageability of the region’s signature grape variety while savouring a 10-year retrospective from Napa’s finest. Taste for yourself why these wines are…

New World Chardonnay Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

As described by the Vancouver International Wine Festival about this seminar, “California Chardonnay shocked the wine world at the 1976 Judgement in Paris and has carried on powering the family-owned and operated Jackson Family Wines for more than 35 years.…

Preparing for More than Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay at VanWineFest 2019

Discover California wines

What do you know about California wines?  Most people probably think of it as a place for high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.  But that is not all there is to California wines.  There are many other wines available from California that are very…

A Sneak Peek at the Wines of the International Wine Festival 2019

Louis M Martini Winery Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Painted Rock Estate Winery Cabernet Franc and Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019 starts February 23.  A big part of the festival is attending the International Festival Tasting Room that has 160 wineries attending, pouring a total of 1450 wines.  How do you know which wineries you…

Come Meet Vines Stars from California and Around the World at VanWineFest 2019

Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie from Okanagan Crush Pad (Image courtesy Okanagan Crush Pad)

We are getting closer to VanWineFest 2019 and the stars are aligning.  The stars you can see at the Vancouver International Wine Festival Tasting come from our theme region, California, as well as from around the world, and even from…

Toast Hope Family Wines at VanWineFest 2019

Hope Family Wines logo

Hope Family Wines is family-run, and started in 1978 in the Paso Robles area of California.  They produce several wine labels you may recognize: Liberty School, Treana, Quest, Austin Hope, and Troublemaker.  Liberty School and Treana are the ones I…

Enjoy a Glass from Stags’ Leap Winery at VanWineFest 2019

Stags’ Leap Winery logo

Here is one of the oldest wineries in Napa Valley that you should try at VanWineFest 2019.  Read about the winery and their wines in their own words. About Stags’ Leap Winery Located at the very heart of Stags Leap…