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Tasting Barossa Dirt Through Old Vines Shiraz

 mywinepal  March 30, 2015

Did you know that Australia’s Barossa Valley contains some of the oldest vineyards in the world?  There is some vineyards dating back to 1843.  To help recognize these, and other aged vines in Australia, in 2009 the Barossa Old Vine Charter was instituted. The Charter groups vineyards into 4 categories by age: Old (vines greater than or equal to 35…

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015 Kicks Off

 mywinepal  February 24, 2015

Yesterday marked the official launch of the 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival Kick Off, held at Joeys Restaurant downtown at the Bentall Centre.  We had Harry Hertscheg, Vancouver International WIne Festival executive director, start off the Kick Off telling us about the wine festival, its many participating wineries, dinners and other events this year, and about Bard on the Beach,…

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My Favourite Wines from A-Z at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2014

 mywinepal  March 29, 2014

A daunting task, picking my favourite wines from a total of 1750 wines being poured at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Thankfully I was able to visit the Acura International Festival Tasting Room 4 times as Media, splitting time between France and the rest of the world.  I have already covered my favourite French wines in a separate article.  In…