Ten Wines from the Veneto

Over the holidays I was lucky enough to be invited to taste some Italian wines, not currently available in BC. Mireille Sauvé, of The Wine Umbrella, hosted the event where we sampled ten wines all from the Veneto region in northern Italy.   We were greeted with an impressive Prosecco and after a bit of … Read more

German Wine Tasting at Bauhaus

  I was thrilled when contacted by Mireille Sauve of the Wineum Brella, who asked if I’d be interested in tasting some German wines with Romana Eschensperger, a visiting Master of wine, who was in town. Well there aren’t many things that would get me up early to drive into Vancouver, but tasting German wines … Read more

A Lovely Luncheon to End the Year

At the invitation of Mireille Sauvé (The Wine Umbrella consulting) I joined a small group of industry people at the Cactus Club Coal Harbour to sample their exclusive line of Italian wines. We met in a glass-walled private room that overlooked the sunny snow-draped North Shore mountains. Mireille greeted us with a refreshing Montelvini Prosecco … Read more

Stephen Wong Cooks Up Perfect Pairings May 9th at BC Liquor Stores

Enjoy the Serendipity! where German Wines meet Asian Cuisine German wines will share the spotlight with Asian foods in BC Liquor Stores throughout the month of May, 2015. 60 stores will feature lively displays of a select 12 German wines, including a sparkling Riesling and a Dornfelder Pinot Noir. Customers can pick up their complimentary … Read more

Il Veneto in un Bicchiere wine tasting event

At the end of December I had an opportunity to attend a wine tasting lunch at Via Tevere hosted by Sommelier Mireille Sauvé founder of The Wine Umbrella. It was a delightful afternoon that found me, a wine novice, mixing with wine enthusiasts, restaurant sommeliers and expert wine reviewers. So you will notice there are no tasting … Read more

German Dim Sum Event at Cambie Kitchen May 10

Asian Foods Featured with German Wines in BC Liquor Stores this May   German wines will share the spotlight with Asian foods in BC Liquor Stores from May 6 to June 2, 2014. 60 stores will feature lively displays of a select 12 German wines, all pairing perfectly with the myriad flavours of Asian cuisines. … Read more

Wines from Spain Spill into Consumer Glasses April 4th and 5th

  “Explore the Amazing Taste” in Signature BC Liquor Stores Next Month   Two FREE consumer tasting events kick off a province wide Signature Store promotion at BC Liquor Stores Cambie Kitchen this month:   Dates:  Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 Time:  Drop-in any time between 3 and 6 pm       … Read more

A Virtual Visit to Spain April 4 and 5 at Cambie Kitchen

  ‘Olé’ is the first word that comes to mind when I think about the exciting Spanish wine tastings events that we (The Wine Umbrella) are organizing for our client, Wines from Spain.   As a wine industry consultant, I work on a lot of projects for wine companies, and most of our clients are regionally-based, … Read more

What’s Trending in France: Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest Lecture

  What’s Trending in France?  Vancouver International Wine Festival Lecture Series Is France still a trend setter?  Do we want them to be “ modern” with their wine making?,  do they want to be modern or traditionalists?  Can they be both? This was a lively discussion of some of France’s most respected winemakers and producers … Read more

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