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German Wines
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My Review of German Wines at the 2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival

My Review of German Wines at 2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival To Riesling or not to Riesling, is there even such a question? Because those of us who go ape sh**t over the stuff know that no other wine offers such a fragrant aroma of tropical fruit and notes of even more tropical fruit. …

Legendary Dracula Wines
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My Review of Legendary Dracula Wines at Vanwinefest

Legendary Dracula Wines at Vancouver International Wine Festival I was desperately seeking Dracula and couldn’t find him. But somehow I accidentally stepped on a bat hanging around the Legendary Dracula Wines table – oops there he is.  I loved all the Romania wines here, although I …

PICA Kitchen Party
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My Tasting Notes for the PICA Kitchen Party at Vanwinefest

    Tasting Notes from the PICA Kitchen Party on March 2, 209 Vancouver International Wine Festival   If you can only go to one food and wine pairing event during the Vancouver International Wine Festival, then you should buy tickets to the PICA Kitchen Party which features delectable …

California Wines
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My Review of California Wines at the 2019 VanWineFest

My Review of California Wines at the 2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival Fifteen years ago when once upon a time I lived in California, I only drank Black Tower Piesporter. Period. I didn’t know about California Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays or Roses or anything about wine for that matter. Today …

Fat Bastard Wines
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Fat Bastard Is in the House – My Review of Fat Bastard Wines

    Fat Bastard is in the House – Fat Bastard Wines that Is   When the receptionist told me that Fat Bastard was in the house I thought to myself, “Damn, who told my ex I worked here?” Much to my relief it wasn’t the fat bastard I had been married to over 15 …

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Ode to the Rose Wine Program at The Wine Bar and Provence

Ode to the Rose Wine Program at The Wine Bar and Provence On June 1, 2018, Chef Jean-francis Quaglia and Wine Director Joshua Carlson launched a rosé wine program at and The Wine Bar  and Provence offering 46 rosés, bringing the total amount of wines being offered by the glass to 240 which is the …

Coal Harbour Spring Patio Tasting
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Coal Harbour Spring Patio Tasting Notes from the Wine Sweetie

[To view this photo gallery, scroll down to end of page and click on “View as Full Site”]   Much to my chagrin I missed last year’s Coal Harbour Spring Patio Tasting because of a stupid moth. Yes, you heard me right. A stupid big fat moth that sat on my ceiling …

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Recap of PICA Kitchen Party Food and Wine Event

[To view photo gallery, scroll to end of page and click on “View as full site”] … Recap of PICA Kitchen Party Event Everyone loves a good party and the best parties seem to be those where good food and good wine starts in the kitchen. But I’d dare say that the best kitchen …

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My 2018 Vanwinefest Recommendations – Red Wines

[To view photo gallery, scroll to bottom of page and click on “View as Full Site”]   My 2018 Vanwinefest Recommendations – Portuguese and Spanish Red Wines   I blame Malbec for the reason why my list doesn’t contain any red Spanish wines as I’ve grown to …

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My 2018 Vanwinefest Recommendations – White Wines

é [To view this photo gallery, go to bottom of page and click on “View as Full Site”]   My 2018 Vanwinefest Recommendations – White Portuguese and Spanish Wines I was fortunate to have had the chance to spend 17 days in Barcelona where cava is cheaper than bottled water. …