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Little Bird Dim Sum Media Tasting Photo Gallery

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Gastown and Chinatown Tasting Plates Photo Gallery

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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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Travelling down the purple grape road to the vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon at the Mediterranean Mingler

Click here to see all the photos of the Mediterranean Mingler If you’re a serious oenophile, then you are no doubt familiar with the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon as this region comprises 700,000 acres spanning the Mediterranean coastline from the French border with Spain to the region of …

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Drinking the Town Red at the California Cruisin Event at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Click here to see more photos of California Cruisin’ There was a time when I was afraid to venture out of my comfort zone, choosing only to indulge in Piesporter for my white wine of choice and Cabernet Savignon for red just because it sounded so French so it just had to be a good – …

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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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Come Wine With Me – Vancouver Foodster’s Food Talks Volume 10 with wine inspired professionals

In Vancouver Foodster’s series of Food Talks, guests are given an opportunity to learn about the professionals in the food and beverage industry culinary while either enjoying appetizers and beverages.   Volume 10 was wine inspired with wine professionals offering us insights into the wine …

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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 …

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UNQUENCHABLE: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines by Natalie MacLean

Shortlisted for a 2012 Taste Canada Writing Award for Best Culinary Narrative “The bottom line: Buy it, savour it, use it.” —The Globe and Mail *Now in trade paperback with new material* From the author of the bestselling Red, White and Drunk All Over, comes, Unquenchable: A Tipsy …