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DYNAMIC SPAIN Seminar at VanWineFest 2018

Spain has had a long history of winemaking, from classic Riojas, newer Mencia from Bierzo, to Cavas¬†and more. During the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I and several other attendees joined Master of Wine, Barbara Philip¬†to explore a wide range of…

Supporting BC Wine and Alberta Beef – Farm Friends

Farm Friends logo

Farm¬†Friends¬†was¬†a stand-up grazing event, organized by several BC wineries in response to the¬†recent boycott on the importation of BC wine to Alberta.¬† The day of the event, held at Edible Canada, the Alberta government dropped the ban so that the…

Rock & Roll at VanWineFest with Charles Smith Wines

Flight of Charles Smith Wines bottles

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2018 is almost here, and the theme countries are Spain and Portugal, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the other wineries from around the world visiting us.¬† Some are even next-door.¬† Take for example…

Come and Visit Gil Family Estates at VanWineFest 2018

GIL Family Estates

Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares¬†are a group of small wineries scattered throughout Spain that have been joining the family group since 2002. Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares has a wide portfolio of Spanish wines with different characteristics and backgrounds. All of them…

Be Treated Royally with Wines from Enrico Winery

Enrico Winery logo

Tucked away on side roads across southern and mid-Vancouver Island, you can be surprised by a family-run winery.¬† Enrico Winery is one such winery, located at 3280 Telegraph Road, Mill Bay, B.C. A cool climate region, this winery has forged…

10 BC Wines to Celebrate with on Thanksgiving

Traditional Thanksgiving

With all the calamities around us lately, it is an appropriate time to give thanks for what we have, and to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends¬†in Canada.¬† Whether you enjoy a traditional turkey with stuffing gravy, potatoes, brussel sprouts,…

Tasting Wines from Beamsville Bench’s Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery

Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery tasting room

After spending a weekend tasting Chardonnay wines at the i4C Celebration in Niagara-on-the-Lake, it was time for me to visit some wineries in the Niagara region on my own, and try other grape varieties as well. ¬†I visited two wineries…

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…

Lunessence Winery Winemaker’s Cut and More

Lunessence Winery sign

Lunessence Winery in Summerland, BC is one of our newer wineries. ¬†2016 was their third vintage. ¬†Their philosophy is to create fine wines that showcase the unique terroir of their vineyards. ¬†They use sustainable, environmentally sensitive viticulture, treating the vineyard…