Monthly Archives: November 2010

1982 Vignaveja: An Elegant Old Vintage

  Old wines are always something of a mystery. Case in point, the bottle of 1982 Vignaveja we’re about to uncork. What is going to happen when I open this vintage? Will it be dead, oxidized, or will it be … Continue reading

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A Night of Film,Music and Wine

The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is holding its annual fundraiser, A Night of Film, Music, and Wine, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday (November 17) at Granville 7 Cinemas (855 Granville Street). A screening of Mercedes Sosa Cantora, un Viaje … Continue reading

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Bordeaux at House Wines

  The other night, I attended a tasting hosted by the ladies of House Wines – Michaela Morris and Michelle Bouffard. If you’re a Wine and Spirit Education Trust or an International Sommelier Guild student, this is an inexpensive way … Continue reading

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A Litte Bit About Grenache

You gave to feel sorry for poor Grenache. It has an identity problem and very rarely gets any billing.This grape is a little wild and some times you don’t even know when you are drinking it. Grenache Noir, as it … Continue reading

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A Scotch Tasting Not To Be Missed

The last dinner and tasting for the Companions Of the Quaich, Canada Malt Whiskey Society at Beyond Restaurant 1015 Burrard for this year will be November 17th and one I am sure you will not want to miss out on.  … Continue reading

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