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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. …

Savour Spain
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Recap of Savour Spain Vanwinefest Event

[To view this photo gallery, go to bottom of this page and click on “View as Full Site”] … Eating and Drinking My Way Through Spain at Savour Spain   Is there anything better than spending time in Spain where you can truly savour all that she has to offer from $2 cavas and …

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VanWineFest Festival Wine Tasting Preview

    VanWineFest Festival Wine Tasting Preview As someone who adores Spanish Wine and seafood, it gave me tremendous pleasure to be invited to the VanWineFest Festival Wine Tasting Preview at Blue Water Cafe. So the following are the wines I absolutely adored at the  VanWineFest.ca. …

Garagiste North
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2017 Garagiste North Wine Tasting Notes

One of my favorite wine tasting events is the Garagiste North Small Guys Wine Festival which features small lot wine producers in B.C. – proof that small quantities can produce the best quality of wine as I never fail to find some fabulous wines at this festival. Of late though, I’ve …

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PICA Kitchen Party at Vanwinefest – My Tasting Notes

[To view on mobile, scroll to end of page, and click on View as Full Site] Several years ago when I wasn’t a blogger and I actually purchased a ticket to the Tasting Room at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, it was such an overwhelming experience as I literally tried to taste each …