2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival

The 2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival has begun. Now in its 40th year, this weeklong celebration begins with a series of wine related dinners spread across the city. Portugal and Spain are this year’s featured countries, but with sixteen countries represented and 173 wineries pouring a combined 1,450 wines at 50 events, no matter what … Read more2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival

Grandfather of BC Wine Recognized for Contributions to Canada’s Wine Industry

VanWineFest’s Highest Honour presented to Harry McWatters The Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award has been presented to Harry McWatters, CEO and president of ENCORE Vineyards Ltd. Hailed as the Okanagan Valley’s great wine pioneer, McWatters, a 50-vintage veteran of the wine industry, has been credited with building BC’s wine industry … Read moreGrandfather of BC Wine Recognized for Contributions to Canada’s Wine Industry

Reds that Sparkle at the Vancouver International Wine Fest

My first introduction to sparkling red wine was a sparkling Shiraz from Australia many years ago.  It was quite surprising at that time, and was a nice pairing with Thanksgiving turkey.  Fast forward to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2016. Italy is the theme country, with it’s wide range of indigenous grapes and wine styles. … Read moreReds that Sparkle at the Vancouver International Wine Fest

BLIND TASTING CHALLENGE event VanWineFest

  The Blind Tasting Challenge is a Trade event that is also open to the public. Trade professionals, servers, chefs, and sommeliers compete head to head with the consumer. The Blind Tasting Challenge is sponsored by the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in partnership with Mark Anthony Brands. Blind Tasting Challenge was created to provide … Read moreBLIND TASTING CHALLENGE event VanWineFest