Vine stars from the 148 participating wineries are travelling to Vancouver to present their wines at the festival.

2023 BC Best Sommelier of the Year Competition

The excitement starts to build as all 16 candidates enter the Captain’s room to great applause.

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 more

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 more

Wines of British Columbia Second Largest Region Showcased

The Wines of British Columbia is excited to once again be part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival (VIWF) showcasing more BC Wineries than ever before.   This year’s highly anticipated International Festival Tastings will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from February 25 through February 27 showcasing more than 700 wines from 14 … Read more

Giusti – Where Italy and Canada Come Together

For those of you that attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a winery from Italy showing off their range of Proseccos.  And it had a Canadian connection that I did not know about.  The winery in question is Giusti Wine, from Veneto, Italy. Veneto is known for their Proseccos, Italian style bubble that … Read more

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