Tag: syrah

Interviewing Wine Maker Randy Picton from Nk’Mip at VanWineFest 2017

Nk'Mip cellars logo

Who is Randy Picton? Randy Picton is the head wine maker at Nk鈥橫ip Cellars, the first Aboriginal-owned winery in North America. 聽How did he get this position? 聽What did he do and which winery did he work at before moving…

VanWineFest 2017 – 15 Wine Picks from Around the World

Beside the theme country every year in the Festival Tasting room of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there are all the other wineries from countries around the world offering their wines for you to try. 聽Below are 15聽wines that I…

Put this Rh么ne Festival on Your Bucket List – For the Wine Trade

D茅couvertes en Vall茅e du Rh么ne

Rhone, there is so much to discover, from scintillating Syrah, to ripe summer fruits from Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne, to full-bodied, ripe red and black fruit blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. 聽I’ve travelled twice to France and both times I stopped in…

9 Wines You Should Try at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017

Needle in a haystack courtesy t_buchtele

Do you know how many wines will be presented at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 Tasting Room? 聽Around 800. 聽Picking wines you really would like to try in your 3聽hours of wine tasting would be like finding a needle…

Visit Moraine Estate Winery at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

Oleg and Svetlana Aristarkhov from Moraine Estate Winery

Who We Are Moraine Estate Winery is a family owned winery and vineyard overlooking Okanagan Lake, located just minutes from the City of Penticton. From its shelf-like location above striking clay bluffs, Moraine peers over the landscape and water. These…

Canada is Cool – Visit Canada at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

Canada on the World Map with wine glasses

In the wine world, cool climate areas are making exciting wines. 聽Canada is viewed as cool climate, and I was wondering where we fall in the extreme north or south latitudes compared to other cool climate regions. 聽Here is what…

Brockmann’s Chocolates – 30 Years of Making Canada Delicious

Brockmann's Crunchetti chocolates and Truffini

Brockmann鈥檚 Chocolates Celebrates 30 Years in Canada聽 “Who is the Brockmann family?” They have been in Canada for 30 years making chocolates, and I don’t know about them. 聽But here they are; right underneath my nose!聽The Brockmann family has been…