4 Wines from Bodega Catena Zapata at VanWineFest 2020

Catena Malbec 2017 and Catena Malbec Argentino 2017

While I was at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 I had the opportunity to interview Laura Catena, managing director of Bodega Catena Zapata, in Argentina.  Plus she is a medical doctor and an author.  So many skills.  And a…

My Top White and Red French Wines at VanWineFest 2020

People sampling French wine at VanWineFest 2020

With France being the theme country for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020, there were many more French wineries in attendance than in other years.  And with that many more wines to taste. Which made me very happy.  France has…

Recommended Wines from Around the World at VanWineFest 2020

Recommended wines from around the world during VanWineFest 2020

Although France was the theme country this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a great contingent of wineries from around the world and from BC to pour their wines for us.  Below are wines that I enjoyed…

All My VanWineFest 2020 Interview Videos

Winery principal interviews at VanWineFest 2020

I enjoy meeting winery principals and having a short chat with them at their table as they are pouring their wines during the Festival Tasting at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Here are a few of my recorded video chats…

THE GLOBAL CRU Seminar at VanWineFest 2020

Flight of wines at The Global Cru seminar at VanWineFest 2020

What is meant by a “Cru” in wine?  The term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, but the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard region recognized for their superior wine quality. My last seminar during…

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…