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2015 Vancouver Intl. Wine Festival

I never had as much fun at a wine tasting as I did this year at the 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival. It seems redundant to say so though: how could you not have fun at [...]

2014 Vancouver Intl Wine Festival: Trade Tasting

There's a reason why the viticulture Illuminati descend on Vancouver at the end of February each and every year: pantheons whose names are carved on the modern history of wine. Mondavi, Antinori, Chapoutier, Perrin, Tattinger... the [...]

Somm Q&A: Christopher Birnie-Visscher of db Bistro Moderne, Miami

Just because South Florida conjures up images of another afternoon with swaying palm trees in Margaritaville and overpriced Caipirinhas in clubs focused more on the scene (cue the thud-thud techno), Miami’s wine culture is now as [...]

BC Syrah compared: #WineTastingCircle Vancouver

A friend and winemaker called me a few weeks ago and asked if I would try his unreleased 2011 Syrah (from BC) and let him know my thoughts. I have to say, it’s a good job that affords [...]