Quini Launches Restaurant Industry’s First Integrated Wine Sales, Training and Customer Engagement Software Platform

QUINI SOMM™ Maximizes Wine Sales and Improves Efficiencies in Full Service Restaurants Quini (www.quiniwine.com), the leader in real-time wine tasting sensory data and technology solutions today announced QUINI SOMM™, the first and only integrated software platform designed to maximize wine sales, standardize staff knowledge and unify and enhance customer experience in the full service restaurant industry…

Pelican Bay Fall Wine Tasting

The Pelican Bay Fall Wine Tasting returns to Dockside November 17th   Coal Harbour Liquor Store welcomes 20 wineries pouring 100 wines   Coal Harbour Liquor Store is pleased to announce the return of its popular Pelican Bay Fall Wine Tasting at Dockside Restaurant in the Granville Island Hotel. On November 17th, nearly 20 wineries and…

CONTEST open to Singles or A Couple WIN tickets to a Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting “It’s Science!”

Wine Adventures Magazine blends science with wine for a delicious social psychology experiment on LOVE. Enter to win a ticket, or a pair of tickets to Wine Adventures Magazine special “scientific” Wine Tasting. To enter leave a comment on this post telling us if you are a single male/female, age range 19-29, 30-39,40-49,50-59,60+ or let…

Quini Expands Wine Tasting Education Program – Partners with everything WINE and Offers Wine Tasting Tips

Quini (www.quiniwine.com), the wine market intelligence platform and wine tasting app has expanded its tasting and education events footprint to include Everything Wine (www.everythingwine.ca), British Columbia’s wine superstore. Quini’s thematic wine tasting and education series will launch at Everything Wine’s North Vancouver location on February 3rd, 2015. Multiple sessions will be held each month covering…

World’s Highest Altitude Vineyards: Wines of Argentina Tasting Friday, January 30

What happens when you bring together the warm climate temperatures of a southern hemisphere country at the very edges of grape growing and the world’s highest altitude vineyards? Some very captivating wines.   When: Friday, Jan 30, 2015 7PM Where: Baguette & Co French Bakery & Cafe 2509 Main Street, 2nd Floor Tickets + Details: http://argentinawines.eventbrite.ca Join wine journalist…

Bienvenuti Barbara Tamburini!

  Recently I attended a special evening of wine tasting at Hellam Vineyard, a popular wine store and wine bar in La Conner, Washington.   It was a very special wine tasting with Italian winemaker Barbara Tamburini arriving fresh on the heels of ten days at the Kapalua Wine Festival which was preceded by three days of…

Westwood Wines Wine Tasting June 13th – 16th

  At Westwood Wines this week, they are tasting wines from 50th Parallel Estate on Friday, June 13th and new releases from Cassini Cellars of Oliver from Saturday June 14th to Tuesday June 16th.  Alice, a representative for 50th Parallel will be in the store on Friday, from 4 to 7 to pour wines.  …

Want to Have Some Fun?

Consider inviting a few friends over and hosting a home wine tasting.  A blind tasting is even better, and no, I’m not talking about anything weird involving blindfolds.  Here’s one idea of how it could work.  Invite five or six couples over and everyone contributes $20; that would give you a budget of about $220…

Policy changes open up winery opportunities

  When I read the lengthy list of recommendations coming out of the provincial governments review of liquor regulations I started to picture wine shops populating urban centres. Imagine wandering around Gastown or the New Westminister market area, popping into sample and buy wine while also enjoying visits to galleries and specialty retail shops. What…