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Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

Hello wine lovers and happy wine Wednesday!  What an amazing week it was for Vancouver as the 37th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival took place.  170 wineries were represented and the focus was on both Australia and Shiraz.   458 more words

Cabernet Sauvignon

Aromatics Abounding!

My old pal Stacey Jo was in last night with an array of wines from Arneis to Riesling. Each one was a gem and it was quiet so we had time to talk about each one and let’s face it. 510 more words

Wine Tasting

One Pure Wine

Before I head back to work tomorrow, I want to write about one last wine from the Organic section of my local wine store. I’m drawn to the wines of Chateau de Brau. 256 more words

Wine Tasting

Happy New Year's Eve!!! Looking forward to 2015 after an amazing 2014!

Hello wine lovers and happy #wineWednesday!  This is one of my favourite days of the year for good reason.  Not only is it New Years Eve but it is also my Mom’s birthday.   321 more words


Espero, Tulip Winery, Galilee, Israel, 2012, 14.5% abv

It pays to have relatives living on the opposite side of the earth when your interests include tasting and writing about wines made in esoteric styles, or in off-the-beaten-track wine countries, or from unusual grapes. 365 more words


Viader, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, 2001, 14% abv, US$80

The first thing Doug said when I met him was ‘I only drink vodka and Californian wines’.  

Who says that?!  Then he sent me a bottle of… 345 more words