Tag: Veneto

THE GLOBAL CRU Seminar at VanWineFest 2020

Flight of wines at The Global Cru seminar at VanWineFest 2020

What is meant by a “Cru” in wine?¬† The term ‚ÄúCru‚ÄĚ is most often used for the French classification system, but the ‚ÄúCru‚ÄĚ concept can apply to any vineyard region recognized for their superior wine quality. My last seminar during…

A Quick Wine and Food Pairing Dinner with Vinum & Cibus Italici at Wildebeest

Lineup of Italian wines from Vinum & Cibus Italici

Wine and food pairing dinners are always fun.¬† You get to find out which types of wines you like paired with particular dishes.¬† There are usually surprises as well.¬† I was invited to taste some Italian wines from the Vinum…

Prosecco and Valpolicella – Tasting the Wines of Veneto

Valpolicella and Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco tasting booklet

North and east of Verona, Italy is where Valpolicella wines originate and a little to the north of Valpolicella you find Prosecco wines.¬† You may have heard of Prosecco, the sparkling darling of people around the world at the moment.¬†…

Gustoso, An Amarone Vertical from MASI Agricola S.p.A.

Masi Agricola Amarone Vertical tasting

What is Amarone wine? Amarone is a style of Valpolicella wine.¬† The Valpolicella region is located north of Verona, bordering Lake Garda to the west and by the Lessini Mountains to the east and north. There are 4 styles of…

MASI Costasera Contemporary Art Features Indigenous BC Artist Susan A. Point

Costasera Contemporary Art MASI Costasera overlay for 2000 label

MASI Costasera Contemporary Art and Indigenous Artist Susan A. Point As MASI notes ” The term ‚Äúculture‚ÄĚ has its origins in the verb ‚Äúto cultivate‚ÄĚ: cultivation of the land is the expression of thousands of years of a people‚Äôs knowledge,…

An Interview with Olga Bussinello About the Versatility and History of Valpolicella Wines

A range of Valpolicella wines including Ripasso and Amarone

I was pleased to be invited to interview¬†Olga¬†Bussinello,¬†Director, of the¬†Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella here in Vancouver recently. The Consortium for the Tutelage of Valpolicella Wines is an association of wine producers, winemakers¬†and bottlers of the wine production…