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Winery Principals Share Their Knowledge on Video at VanWineFest 2019

VanWineFest 2019 video collage

Besides tasting wine and attending seminars during the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I meeting with winery principals at the Festival Tasting Room and doing short video interviews with them.¬† Here is the list of all the interviews I did.¬† Many…

3 Ontario Winemakers Talk about the 2018 Harvest

Ontario wineries interviewed for 2018 harvest

For the past few years, I have been covering the BC harvest by interviewing winemakers and finding out how the weather affected this year, what they may be doing new, and other tidbits of information.¬† But I had not interviewed…

An Interview with Olga Bussinello About the Versatility and History of Valpolicella Wines

A range of Valpolicella wines including Ripasso and Amarone

I was pleased to be invited to interview¬†Olga¬†Bussinello,¬†Director, of the¬†Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella here in Vancouver recently. The Consortium for the Tutelage of Valpolicella Wines is an association of wine producers, winemakers¬†and bottlers of the wine production…

My Interview with Sandra Oldfield – A Heart Beating for BC Wine

If you are familiar with BC wines at all, you should know of Sandra Oldfield and the winery she helped start with her husband Kenn Oldfield and friends Barb and Bob Shaunessy, called Tinhorn Creek in Oliver in 1993 and…

Portuguese Wines – Discover a World of Difference Interview

Filipa Anunciação senior area manager Wines of Portugal (credit Angel Chu)

During the Wines of Portugal tasting that I was able to attend recently I had the opportunity to also have a short interview with Filipa Anuncia√ß√£o, the senior area manager from Wines of Portugal. ¬†It was interesting to hear her…

Provence Rosés Conquer the World Interview

Valerie Lelong and rose wines from Provence

Provence ros√© wines have been conquering the world. ¬†Their growth has been double digits for several years in Canada and the USA; it is spreading in China; French people drink more ros√© than white wine. ¬†Need I continue? ¬†I had…

Interviewing Wine Maker Bruce Nicholson from Inniskillin at VanWineFest 2017

Inniskillin logo

Who is Bruce Nicholson? Bruce Nicholson joined Inniskillin Wines, Niagara-on-the-Lake as Wine maker on January 1, 2007, after working for 20 years in the Okanagan where he was the first wine maker, and then became the Senior Winemaker for Jackson-Triggs…

VanWineFest – Robert Mondavi 50th Anniversary Wine

Robert Mondavi Winery logo

Did you know that this year is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley, California? ¬†It is. ¬†I learned¬†this when I spoke with Mr. Mark de Vere, Master of Wine with Robert Mondavi…

A Few Surprises: An Interview with Nuno Vale from ViniPortugal

Wine regions of Portugal

Being part of the Wine Trade in Vancouver, I’ve learned quite a bit about Portuguese wines and I’ve tried to pass that info along to you in my posts.¬† Tasting wines are important, but also important is to talk with…