Chardonnay from Around the World

Another evening with the tasting group. The tasting this evening featured eight Chardonnay wines from eight different countries. Quick, can you think of eight different countries that make Chardonnay? This was a blind tasting and all the wines were wrapped in brown paper bags. The group, for the most part, found all the wines to…

CheckMate Chardonnay

  In late September I was fortunate to be invited to a tasting of the Mark Anthony portfolio held high above the city on the 24th floor of the Telus Gardens (more about that in another article). The best part of the afternoon for me was a guided tasting of CheckMate Chardonnay. These are exclusive…

Savouring White Wines from Taste Washington

Seattle is only a 3 hour drive from Vancouver.  Many Canadians go down for soccer or NFL football games at Century Link Field.  But you can also go down for wine tasting.  Every year around the first week in April is Taste Washington, held at Century Link Field. Taste Washington brings together over 225 wineries, 70…

Liquidity Wines Wins Prestigious Chardonnay du Monde Prize in France

  Okanagan Fall’s vineyard awarded silver medal for world-class 2013 vintage Chardonnay   Liquidity Wines is proud to announce that their estate-grown 2013 Chardonnay has been awarded a silver medal at the prestigious Chardonnay du Monde international competition in France. Now in its 23rd year, the annual competition received 782 submissions from 39 countries, which were judged by a tasting…

Giusti – Where Italy and Canada Come Together

For those of you that attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a winery from Italy showing off their range of Proseccos.  And it had a Canadian connection that I did not know about.  The winery in question is Giusti Wine, from Veneto, Italy. Veneto is known for their Proseccos, Italian style bubble that…

Find the Pairs: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

I love it when people are away on holiday and I am asked to fill an empty spot with the Tasting Ten.  This is a wine tasting group that was formed over forty years ago.  They meet each month from September to June, taking turns presenting a flight.  This month was a particularly interesting session…

LITTLE FARM WINERY and VINI-QUATRO GROUP partnership

LITTLE FARM WINERY WINES NOW REPRESENTED IN BC & QUEBEC BY TANDEM WINE SELECTION AND UNIVINS, BOTH MEMBERS OF THE VINI-QUATRO GROUP   Cawston, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada.   Tandem Wine Selection and Univins will now be working with Little Farm Winery to represent their wines in British Columbia and Quebec.   “We are…

Vancouver Sommeliers Celebrate Chablis

Crisp, Rich Chardonnay Wines are on Trend for Summer Vancouver’s leading sommeliers are keen to share that the wines from Chablis are a rising trend for wine lovers; perfect for summer, and the local foods we love.   This promotion of Chablis wines has been percolating among the sommelier set for a long time, but…