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Wines of the Week

Castillo de Monseran, Grenacha, Carinena DO Spain $9.99 An excellent wine for the price point. Typical Grenache flavors of red berry fruit with some black cherry Very juicy, a little spicy with good acidity, easy to drink. Good food wine. … 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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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 a … Continue reading

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Romance with 2002 Zinfandels

Okay, it was actually a few days before Valentine’s. But clearly our uncharacteristically small group of Vancouver American Wine Society members who had gathered to compare a horizontal flight of ten 2002 Zinfandels were jumping into the spirit of romance. … Continue reading

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