The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

If you didn’t know that the BC Wine Info Centre in Penticton hosts unique, casual wine education seminars to help folks learn more about our province’s wines, then you do now. The BC Wine Info Centre, home to over 900 different kinds of BC VQA wine, is not just your average wine store. Re-opening in …

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Rhys Pender thanked the crowd for showing up so early on the Friday morning seminar “From Ground Up” at the Vancouver Convention Centre as part of the yearly International Wine Festival that takes place here in the city. The focus: the Golden Mile Bench – British Columbia’s first sub-appellation which was created in 2015.   “This is …

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The fires were definitely burning on the┬ánight 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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September 3, 2016 During the recent Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California, Master of Wine Andrea Robinson stated, “Wine is much more niche than sports.” Of course, this got me to thinking about wine snobbery and what exactly that all means. I’ve spent hours reading about wine (and wine snobbery for that matter), and it …

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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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