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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 [...]

Serafino Wines, McLaren Vale @ 2015 VIWF

The Vancouver International Wine Festival attracts some of the brightest minds in the world of wine and wine-making every year; 2015 being a shining example. I was privileged to have some time to sit with Maria Maglieri, [...]

Valentine’s Day Menu: Spoil the One You Love

There is nothing as powerful as sharing yourself; your time, your energy and your passion with the one you love. To me very little can encapsulate this idea as readily as cooking a meal and, yet, [...]

The Artistry Behind NakedWines.com

When the good people at NakedWines.com asked me to endorse their efforts, I responded as honestly as I could: “Folks: I’ve never heard of most of your winemakers and I’ve never tasted any of these wines. I can’t endorse [...]

Haywire “Lunar New Year” Wines

The challenge with many people in the wine business is that they start treating wine as art and forgetting that it is a business. In and of itself there’s nothing wrong with viewing wine as art but [...]

Vini Portugal comes to Vancouver

winesofportugal.info I had already sifted my way through much of the tasting room upstairs and been reminded, yet again, of the consistent excellence in value from Portugal. I tasted reds, whites and, of course, fortified… each [...]

Winemaker Interview: Mud House Wines, NZ

www.MudHouse.co.nz When I called Nadine Worley, one half of the winemaking powerhouse from Mud House wines of New Zealand, I knew that I was in for a treat: Nadine has the kind of innate knowledge of [...]

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 [...]

Vista D’Oro “D’Oro” with Roast Pineapple

Everyone deserves a little something sweet… As a chef with a conscience, I endeavor to cook as seasonally as possible: a lot of rutabaga and parsnip in the winter – a lot of strawberries and fresh tomatoes [...]

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 [...]