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Wines of BC Masterclass: Expressions of People, Place and Time

Wines of BC Masterclass: Expressions of People, Place and Time

Wines evolve with time in the bottle.  People talk about how they drink their aged Bordeaux and Burgundy wines.  Never drinking them young.  In BC many people think that our wines are best enjoyed young.  Not thinking about ageing them…

Chianti Classico Reserva and Gran Selezione Wines and the New Unità Geografiche Aggiuntive

Chianti Classico Masterclass

This is Part Two of my article covering the Chianti Classico Masterclass led by Jason Yamasaki.  In Part One I covered the history, and grape varieties used for Chianti Classico, touched on the DOCG quality pyramid, and reviewed a basic…

A Chianti Classico Masterclass with Jason Yamasaki

Chianti Classico Masterclass wines

I was fortunate to be invited to a Chianti Classico Masterclass led by Jason Yamasaki, the Chianti Classico Ambassador in BC.  Jason spoke to us about the history of the Chianti Classico region, the grape used and the different quality…

Attending a Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Masterclass

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. masterclass

Today was the best way to start my first Trade Tasting for 2022; a Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Masterclass led by wine writer, educator, judge and speaker Michaela Morris, DipWSET, VIA Certified Italian Wine Expert.  We had 8 Prosecco…

The Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2020

Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand booklet

My first Masterclass at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 was about the wines from the Languedoc region produced by Gérard Bertrand and moderated by Anthony Gismondi.  Gérard Bertrand is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the…