The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

I Have a Crush on Lodi

Valerie Stride, WSET ADV Certified

The 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California has officially ended, and I can tell you I was left with a little more love for Lodi than I had before. During wine training courses, lots of knowledge is imparted on eager learners, but one thing I do recall learning about Lodi is that it was …

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“Success of Prosecco is due to its versatility,” stated Giulia Pussini, “[and] it has a long history [which] started in 1876. Production has improved, and success [has been seen with this style of wine] in the last two decades.” Essentially, Prosecco has enjoyed a global uplift in the last little while. Giulia was visiting from Veneto, …

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The Wine Party ladies, Jennifer Schell and Terry Meyer Stone, hosted the “small guys wine festival” highlighting small production wineries in British Columbia at the sold-out event at the Wise Hall on Sunday, April 17th, 2016. Of the 20 garagiste producers in attendance who make less than 2000 cases each per year, Nighthawk Vineyards really …

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At the Wise Hall in Vancouver on Sunday, April 17th, 2016, The Wine Party ladies, Jennifer Schell and Terry Meyer Stone, hosted the “small guys wine festival” highlighting small production wineries in British Columbia. A sold-out event, this party was one that I was grateful to attend. With 20 “small guys” attending and pouring at …

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The Vancouver International Wine Festival brought Italy to Vancouver this year. The festival hosted 156 wineries from 14 countries, and poured over 1, 450 bottles of wine. Wine lovers tasted vino at the Convention Centre, attended educational seminars, and sat down to combine a love for wine and food at various celebratory dinners. Among the …

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