The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

I knew it was going to be a good seminar when I could see the line-up of attendees curling around the corner of the hallway at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. People approached the front table asking, “is that the line-up to get in?” Yes, yes it was. Folks eagerly awaited …

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“What you are looking at in front of you is the national team of Portugal.” Paul Wagner, an instructor for over two decades for Napa Valley College’s Viticulture and Enology Department, began our journey into what Portugal has to offer in the glass. A history lesson progressed at this Vancouver International Wine Festival seminar, with …

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Terroir. This was the theme term in the Truth in Terroir seminar led by moderator Mark Shipway, DipWSET, during the Vancouver International Wine Festival held February 24-March 4, 2018. Panelists at the seminar covered the wine world nicely; everyone from winemakers to proprietors to export market managers were ready to talk about the cause-and-effect of …

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There are a few yearly holidays out there that require some thoughtfulness on what wine(s) to pair with the meal. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two that spring to mind first, and both are usually very bird-focused. So, with the holidays fast approaching, I put together a few suggestions for what wines would pair the best …

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Well folks, I don’t know about you, but here in the Pacific North West, it seems winter has hit already. Technically, we still have a few weeks to go until the official arrival of Mr. Cold & Bitter, but whatever, it’s not sunny. As such, we need to be ahead of the game with our …

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