The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

I’m so glad that we are beginning to see wines, from places like Turkey, in our market. As a general note, Turkey grows a lot of grapes. There are thousands of different varieties of grapes in this eastern country, and only two percent  are used for wine making. As such, most of the grapes grown …

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The fires were definitely burning on the night of the Rodney Strong Vineyards dinner at Black + Blue Restaurant as part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival. As one proceeded off of the elevator onto the rooftop patio, a buzz of anticipation greeted eager wine loving guests. About the Winery Hailing from Sonoma County in California, …

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My recent trip to Lodi, California, one of the high-production AVAs in the state, left me with another reminder that shifting perspectives is important. We all live with impressions, experiences, and perceptions of the world around us. Before I headed to the land of Zin for the Wine Bloggers Conference, I was waffling between being …

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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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Culmina Family Estate Winery graced the wine glasses at Le Crocodile, a French resto just off of Burrard St. downtown Vancouver, on Monday, February 22nd, 2016, during the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Folks gathered in the foyer of the restaurant known for its delectable foie gras brûlée eagerly waiting to see how this renowned restaurant …

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