The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

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 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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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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YES, believe it. The 2016 Vancouver International Wine Festival is just around the corner. How fast did that year fly by? Almost too fast, as vine stars from all over the globe are once again gearing up to jet-set their way over to Canuckland. TWENTY-SIXTEEN is the 38th wine festival in Vancouver, and will be …

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