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Garagiste North Wine Festival Returns For 2017

After a very, very, VERY long winter in BC wine country, the Garagistes are happy to see the snow almost completely melted on the vineyards and signs of spring popping up. Though there is little time to rest for those of us in the wine industry, winter does provide a bit of a respite and a chance …

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25 Wines under Twenty Five Dollars – My 2017 Recommendations

[If viewing on mobile, scroll to end of post and click on “View full site’] Being fabulously frugal means I hardly ever pay more than $25 for a bottle of wine except for the occasional splurge when I really want that expensive bottle of bubbly or French pinot noir. So I’m always …

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Cool Climate Cool View Wine Event at Lift Bar and Grill

  Set against a picturesque view of Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains at Lift Bar and Grill, the Cool Climate Cool View grazing lunch event held on February 27, 2016 for the Vancouver International Wine Festival featured vineyards that are located within a few kilometres of the ocean …

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Wines from Spain spill into Consumer’s glasses April 4 and 5

“Explore the Amazing Taste” in Signature BC Liquor Stores Next Month Two FREE consumer tasting events kick off a province-wide Signature Store promotion at BC Liquor Stores Cambie Kitchen this month: Dates: Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014 Time: Drop-in any time between 3 …

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In Seventh Wine Heaven at Seven Vancouver International Wine Festival Events

Click here to see more photos of the Acura Tasting Room I took a week off during the Vancouver International Wine Festival hoping to be invited to one or two wine events, but hello seven wine events and weeks lately, I’m still reeling from the fabulous wine discoveries. In the past when …

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25 under $25 Wines Seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

 Click here to see all the photos of this event Being fabulously frugal means never having to sale I’m sorry, but I got this on sale.  That is unless it comes to wine as I never make my choices based on what’s on sale that day but rather on what I like.  That being said, when it comes …

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Vanwinefest Announces Australia as 2015 Theme Country

Click here to see my photos from the Australian Wine Trade Tasting Syrah As Global Focus The Vancouver International Wine Festival, presented by The Vancouver Sun, wrapped up its 36th extravaganza of wine and food on Sunday and bid a fond au revoir to France and Bubbly, its 2014 theme country and …

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Vancouver Int’l Wine Festival – France Bubbly Party on Feb 25 at Ginger 62

France Bubbly Party Tuesday, February 25 Ginger 62 1219 Granville Street 9-11 p.m. $65 Three little words to make your heart sing: France. Bubbly. Party. Nine wine producers from throughout France serving 18 sparkling wines, including Champagnes and Crémants. Food stations featuring charcuterie …

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Tasting all the sweet vines of life at the Australian Wine Trade Tasting

Click here to see all the photos for this event   There’s a new wine sipper in town and her name is the Wine Sweetie and her mission to swirl and sip the sweet and refreshing wines at tastings. Although I do adore Malbecs, Grenaches and Shiraz, at a wine tasting the freshly openly …

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Preview of California Wines for the 2013 Vancouver International Wine Festival

[slideshow]   Next year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival’s focus will be on wines from California, which account for 90% of America’s wine production and is the fourth wine producing region in the world.  I was fortunate to be invited to a sneak preview at the Blue Water …