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

ACCLAIMED VINTNERS JOIN BURDOCK & CO FOR NATURALIST WINEMAKERS’ DINNER

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 moreACCLAIMED VINTNERS JOIN BURDOCK & CO FOR NATURALIST WINEMAKERS’ DINNER

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 moreValpolicella at Vij’s

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 moreIl Feuduccio and classic risotto

A Review – Cibo Trattoria Summer Wine Dinner series – Wines of Piemonte

  The Piemonte region is one of my favourites having visited there in September of 2013. Many of the dishes were familiar favourites but with the distinct signature of Chef Josh Gonneau. The five course Piemonte inspired dinner was paired with a wonderful selection of wines. We were given an overview of the region, terroir, and … Read moreA Review – Cibo Trattoria Summer Wine Dinner series – Wines of Piemonte

“Rosé, Rosato, Ramato” Drink Italian Pink

  If you are a lover of Italian wines you won’t want to miss this series of Italian Wine School seminars presented by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West. Wednesday, July 5th was the second in the series “Scuola del Vino” which included a selection of fine Italian Rosés wines.  Next seminar … Read more“Rosé, Rosato, Ramato” Drink Italian Pink