Tag Archives: Petit Verdot

Ponderings on Points, Amarones, and Arias

  I am taking a few day off from work, so tonight I feel justified in picking something special to celebrate a clean desk and being home. A bottle of Amarone is definitely appropriate. The bottle I decide on is … 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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House Wine Tastings

HOUSE WINE TASTINGS The other night, I attended  one of the tastings hosted by the ladies of House Wines. Their event was a great value with 12 wines on offer for forty dollars. If you are a Wine and Spirit … Continue reading

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A Taste of Argentina: Two Wines from Patagonia

This was originally going to be one of those quick and dirty reviews. Two Argentinean wines, a snack provided by Chef Tim (that would be Tim Ellison, one of our favourite local sommeliers and co-founder of the BC Wine Appreciation … Continue reading

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