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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 [...]

Underground Cellar $10,000 Winecation Giveaway

Yes, that’s right, a $10,000 USD trip for four to Sonoma wine country and they’re giving it away THIS MONTH *(April) to some lucky s.o.b in the States~! You have to get your name in this [...]

BC Riesling & Springtime Pasta Primavera

Sunshine. Two days. In a row… my family is so stunned that they didn’t know what to do! Brilliant right? I mean, what could possibly be wrong with a sudden spell of great weather? Well aside [...]

Seven Terraces Wines, New Zealand

It is the oldest city in New Zealand, this port to the Antarctic called Christchurch. With a population of about 350,000 it's also the second largest in the country and the largest city on the Southern [...]

Cristalino Cava, Garcia Carrion wines, Spain

www.GarciaCarrion.es What can I, peasant that I am, say about a company that has won the prestigious award for Best Winery of Spain not once, but twice in a row? A winery that has been growing, developing, [...]

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... [...]

Ferreira 1991 LBV Porto

Legacy. Every parent, from the moment they set eyes on their first child, yearns to leave a legacy. I don’t imagine that history would show anything else and I don’t imagine that the future will either. [...]

Valentine’s Day Special

As I am a trained chef, I get a lot of people asking me for suggestions for what to serve their significant other on Valentine's Day. Oh it's a dangerous thing to give advice! And with [...]

Desert Hills, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA

I’m a sucker for a “feel-good” kind of story. Like three brothers who move in the mid ’80s to British Columbia from India and start working the new family farm… [...]

Kanazawa “Raku” Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC

If you’ve never heard the name Kanazawabefore, much less in reference to wine, be at ease… until just a few weeks ago, I had never heard of him either. But now that I’ve tried the man’s [...]