Tag: new zealand

My Top Non-California Wine Picks at #VanWineFest 2013

The first time you walk into the International Festival Tasting Room can be intimidating, with 175 wineries pouring 3 or more wines each, you have at least 525 wines to try.  But over time, you become a wine tasting veteran…

Pelican Bay Wine Tasting at Dockside Restaurant Highlights!

Yesterday afternoon was beautiful and sunny, and the Dockside Restaurant perfectly placed in Granville Island looking over the water.  With this as our backdrop we were enticed to try wines from around the world by 17 different wine agencies here…

My Review of the New Zealand Wine Fair 2012 – Part 1

New Zealand is well known for their clean air, temperate climate, and dare I say, super natural environment?  New Zealand’s wine industry goal is to be 100% sustainable, organic, or biodynamic by 2012. I read that over 95% of their…

Chinese New Year 2012, Year of Black Water Dragon. Wine to Serve?

January 23, 2012 is a New Chinese New Year.  This new year will be the Year of the Black Water Dragon. It begins on the first day of the first lunar month (usually in late January or early February) and…

Bubbles, Bubbles and More Bubbles at the IVSA

November is always a special time for tasting new wines at the Import Vintners and Spirits Association (IVSA).  It’s just one month away from the Christmas and New Years holidays.  And that means lots of sparkling wines to taste.  So…

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival – World Wine Reviews

This Part 2 of my review of my picks from the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.  Part 1 covered the wines of Spain.  Part 2 is the rest of the world. Again, there are so many wines at the tasting,…