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Vistalba: Winery Interview & Tasting

The ribeye steaks at my favorite butcher, Hopcott Premium Meats (www.hopcottmeats.ca), looked fantastic! The kind of marbling and precise trimming that makes me immediately think of firing up the hibachi, pulling the dried hardwood *(applewood, mesquite, whatever [...]

2014 Vancouver Intl Wine Fest: Consumer Tasting

http://www.playhousewinefest.com/Over 20,000 people came to the Vancouver Convention Center last week for the 2014 @VanWineFest; the expected crowd of doctors and lawyers but also mechanics, secretaries and firefighters... for too long I've heard the r... [...]

De Tierra & Todd’s: Monterey Meets Vegas

Most Sunday nights, Todd’s Unique Dining in the eastern Las Vegas suburb of Henderson is dark and the only dining options nearby are even dimmer with the likes of Joe’s Crab Shack, Outback Steakhouse, TGI Fridays, [...]

Perseus Wines, British Columbia VQA

A winemaker friend of mine told me recently: "Sending my wine to competition is roughly equivalent to the stress I might have faced, had I sent my children to beauty pageants."... Rob Ingram, owner Perseus Wines... [...]

2000 Bordeaux Tasting

The Wine Tasting Circle of Vancouver Vancouver in August can be a garden of riches; the surf rolling gently into Spanish Banks, the warm glow of fading sunlight bathing West Vancouver in the evening, and of [...]