Tag: GSM

A Few Wine Gems from the Trialto Portfolio Tasting

2019 Trialto Portfolio tasting

Wine agencies attend various trade events where they show their wines alongside other agencies.  But to be able to better tell their story about these wines these agencies usually have a portfolio tasting once a year where various winery principals…

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 Plethora of Wine Gems from the Vintage West Portfolio for You

Vintage West portfolio of wines

One of the perks of being a wine writer is an invitation to a portfolio tasting from a wine agent.  The agency can bring out winery principals in some cases, who you can have a chat to about their wines. …

Learn About the Mysterious Road 13 Wines

Glasses and microphone

A mysterious postcard arrived in the mail inviting me to visit “the Family” and try some wine.  The Cosa Nostra maybe?  The address took me to a notorious location in downtown Vancouver, The Penthouse Night Club”.  Certainly a different location…

Enjoy Wines from the Temecula Valley on Your Southern California Trip

It’s no secret that there are many Canadian snowbirds that fly down for the winter months in Southern California; Palms Springs, in particular. With the average maximum “winter” temperatures in Palm Springs in November to March varying between 22-27 degrees Celsius and…

The Taste of Tulalip Grand Taste 2012 with Wine and Beer

The big event IMHO for the Taste of Tulalip is the “Grand Taste“.  Big it is, with a tasting room featuring wines from 75 Washington State wineries, as well as additional wineries from California, Oregon, Italy, and France.  I did…