Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2018 Siegerrebe Nagging Doubt Kelowna, BC $17.99 Very pale straw colour with medium-light intensity.  The nose is intense with aromas of apricot, peach, tangerines with undertones of ginger, grapefruit zest, and rose petals.  Well balanced.  Big fruit on the palate followed by a medium-long finish with a characteristic slight bitterness.  This wine is a lot … Read more

Top Chef Showcase! Gala Dinner and Cooking Show – Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World

This year, the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World – in its fourth edition – will take place from November, 18 to 24. The event aims at promoting Italy’s agri-food industry and the tradition of high-quality food and wine which is a key aspect of the Italian identity and culture.

Blind wine tasting with Vinum & Cibus Italici Consortium with Town Hall Brands

The blind tasting and seminar did not disappoint and I came away with a better understanding into the wines of Veneto and the Vinum & Cibus Italici Consortium.

Taste of Tuscany – presented by The Italian Trade Commission (ITA) and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West in collaboration with BCLS

A selection of premium Tuscan wines including new listings and best-selling classics hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West and ITA – Italian Trade Commission in collaboration with BCLS.

Flavours of Italy – presented by The Italian Trade Commission (ITA) and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West in collaboration with BCLS

Flavours of Italy At Valcucine/Montauk Sofa Italian furniture showroom in Gastown (228 Abbott St. Vancouver) On Tuesday, October 2 an enthusiastic group of British Columbia Liquor Store (BCLS) staff and a select number of media representatives attended the Flavours of Italy Educational Wine Seminar. The wine seminar was conducted by Iain Philip, DipWSET, Wine Educator … Read more


Revered Italian winemakers co-host evening  dedicated to sustainable wines   Burdock & Co is shedding light on the intriguing techniques, philosophies and flavours that support naturalist wines by hosting a sustainably-focused winemakers’ dinner on Thursday, May 17. The event will be attended by acclaimed naturalist winemakers Elisabetta Foradori and Mateja Gravner; both will join Burdock & Co in … Read more

Valpolicella at Vij’s

  If you are a fan of Italian wines, especially those from Northern Italy, like I am, then you likely think of enjoying a glass of Valpolicella Classico with pizza or a tomato sauced pasta, some Valpolicella Ripasso with barbecued chicken or mushroom risotto and of course a rich intense Amarone with roasted meats or … Read more

Il Feuduccio and classic risotto

the wines of Il Feuduccio & classic risotto The leaves have turned, the wind blows a bit harder down the mountainside and by 6 pm the street is getting dark; Autumn in here. And with the turning of the seasons comes the turning of our appetites; from the salads and barbeques of summer to the … Read more

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