Category: wine tasting

Memories of Chilean Wine and Hospitality – Santiago, Valparaiso, and the Casablanca and Aconcagua Valleys

Santiago Metropolitan Park via the Funicular of Santiago

With the lockdown on travel due to COVID-19, I thought I’d look back at some of my trips to wine regions around the world.  One of my memorable trips was to Chile in October 2009 where I toured around Santiago,…

COVID-19 Precautions at BC Winery Tasting Rooms When You Visit

BC wine regions map

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessening of restrictions people will want to meet and move about.  Dr. Henry has asked people in BC to travel within our province.  During the summer many people travel to the Okanagan where there…

Singletree Winery Virtual Tasting May 22nd – Get Your Bottles!

Singletree Winery

Have you ever wanted to sit down with a winemaker and have them tell you about the bottle of wine you are enjoying with them?  What was the harvest like?  Did they use indigenous/wild yeasts to ferment the wine?  What…

Sauvignon Blanc – Get Past the Gooseberry, Let’s Talk About New Zealand Wine

The New Zealand Wine Diaries - Sauvignon Blanc speakers

The first wine you probably tasted from New Zealand was probably Sauvignon Blanc, and probably it was from Cloudy Bay from the Marlborough region.  People know this wine style and recognize it as being from New Zealand.  But are consumer…

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…

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…