The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

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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…Upcoming gathering? Thinking of bringing some bubbles? You don’t have to break the bank with Champagne. Italy makes sparkling wine, and it is indeed, fine. Lame poetic nuances aside, Prosecco has what it takes to please a crowd. While many Proseccos are off-dry (showing a hint of sweetness), they also come in dry styles as …

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So, it’s 2016. A time for New Year’s resolutions? Sure. Why not. You could head to the gym or decide you’re going to try something crazy this year (in my books, this would be something like bungee jumping). Or…OR you could sit back, relax, and try some wines that you have likely never thought of …

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October 2nd marked the second annual harvest dinner where BC’s own fishermen, farmers, vintners, distillers, and brewers came together to celebrate the bounty of the season while cruising on the luxurious Sunset Bay Yacht out of Coal Harbour in Vancouver. The celebration began with a glass of Clos du Soleil Rosé (made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) …

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