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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 …

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 …

Lakeview Wine
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Affordable Lakeview Wine Is a Real Crowd Pleaser

Affordable Lakeview Wine Is A Real Crowd Pleaser As a typical Asian girl who can’t hold her alcohol it only takes me half a glass of wine for my complexion to assume the colour of my bright red coat. . So when I received the following  bottles of Lakeview Wine – Vidal Icewine and EastDell …

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 …

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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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I Heart Bubbly Party – My Recommendations

[To View this Photo Galley on Mobile, scroll to end of post and click on View as Full Site]   Like a typical Asian girl, I love all things sparkling be it from the bling bling I wear around my neck, my fingers and my toes or the bedazzling are you blind yet sequins tops and stilettos. So is …

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The Highlights of 2016 Dish N Dazzle

Click here to see all the photos of this event When it’s comes to drinking wine or eating at one of Vancouver’s top restaurants, it’s a toss-up as to which activity I like more than the other. Luckily, both go hand in hand and when you attend an event like BC Hospitality …

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Tasting Notes from Coal Harbour Spring Patio Tasting

Sitting on patios, hot summer days and a juicy white wine overflowing with the lush fruit of the season – what could be better than partaking in three of my favorite things at the Coal Harbour Spring Patio Tasting – well a scantily clad male Adonis pouring wine would be my fourth …

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2016 Garagiste North Wine Tasting Review

  Next to the Vancouver International Wine Festival which showcases a large number of wineries every year from a designated country, I’d have to say that Garagiste North is my favorite wine event as it’s an opportunity for me to taste high quality wines from small lot wine …

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Garagiste North – The Small Guys Wine Fest Vancouver on April 17

Garagiste North returns on April 17, 2016 Join us again this year at Garagiste North to celebrate the fabulous small lot wine producers of BC! The under 2000 case producers – the ‘small guys’ represent the true spirit of wine country-come taste the wines with the winemakers, chat …

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Veni Vidi Vino – My Tasting Notes Featuring Italian Wines from Vancouver International Wine Festival

  540 varietals?  No problem, just let me put on my jet pak and contact my liver donors to put them on call.  Every year my sniff swirl smell and spit safari around the tasting room at the Vancouver International Wine Festival proves to be a daunting task so I limit my tasting list to the …

Wines under $25
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My Recommendations from the 25 Wines under $25 event

  Every year, my favorite event to attend at the Vancouver International Wine Festival is the 25 Wines Under $25 seminar as it’s definitely up my frugal alley.  Hosted by James Nevison, The Province‘s “Wine Guy” and author of the best-selling Had a Glass series of wine …

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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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My Review of Bonterra Vineyards Wine Dinner at Boathouse Kits

  An Evening of Wine from Bonterra and Culinary Pairings from The Boathouse Hosted by General Manager, Amber Brownlee and Executive Chef, Vincent Wong of The Boathouse. Special Guest Dave Kobal, Vineyard Director, Bonterra Winery. Ever since I attended the New Zealand Wine event at the The …

Evolve Wine
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My tasting notes of Evolve Cellars Wines

  I laugh whenever someone tells me that if I keep drinking beer I’ll eventually find one I like and in response I say okay that will happen once I try every single varietal from every winery on earth because honey it’s the taste of grape I love and all its underlying fruit notes. …

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Award Winning McWilliams Wines Fit Everyone’s Wine Palate and Budget

I had the distinct pleasure of being invited to the McWilliams Wines media dinner at Hawksworth Restaurant where a small group of media were invited to taste six wines from one of Australia’s First Families of Wine who in 2009 alone was awarded 40 trophies and 889 medals at wine shows across …

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25 Under $25 Wine Mingler at 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival

  Being fabulously frugal means I hardly ever pay more than $25 for a bottle of wine except for the occasional splurge on that bottle of Joseph Drouhin Chablis that I simply couldn’t pass up.  So I’m always more than a little excited to attend the 25 under $25 event that the …

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Okanagan Crush Pad Release of Owen Cabernet Franc: the Wine With a Heart of Gold

Last week at West Restaurant, Okanagan Crush Pad released Owen, a BC VQA Cabernet Franc, the second wine release from BC’s Okanagan Crush Pad’s Okanagan Wine Campus program, created by 2011 Vancouver Sommelier of the Year and West wine director Owen Knowlton.  The Okanagan Wine …

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MARQUIS WINE CELLARS SOCIAL MEDIA TASTING

Always on the quest for a better sip I attend wine tastings regularly, duly taking photos of wines that impress on my iPhone. And in seven years since I first started taking my sips seriously, I’ve learnt that for white wines I love the taste of limestone as that’s where Chablis grapes are …

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BIG, BOLD AND APOTHIC RED LAUNCH

BIG. BOLD. BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET OF REDS APOTHIC RED On Friday, June 24, 2011, Boyd Morrison launched his new Apothic Red wine at the Vancouver Art Gallery Roof Pavillion. Inspired by the “Apotheca”, a place where wine was blended and stored in ancient Europe, Apothic Red is a blend made …