Tag Archives: Pinot Noir

The Secret Life of Grenache

It’s one of the world’s most planted grapes but tough to find unblended in a wine bottle. Jancis Robinson describes it as “noted for brawn rather than beauty” in her classic reference book Vines, Grapes, & Wines. A quote from … Continue reading

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Unusual Wines of South America: Signature Varietals of Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay

Yaletown is one of those Vancouver neighbourhoods that actually live up to the term “fun and funky.” Cobblestone streets, chi-chi loft-style condominiums in what were once old warehouses, boutiques, galleries, plus an eclectic mix of what can only be described … Continue reading

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British Columbia’s Gulf Islands Make VQA News

There’s a new appellation in British Columbia. Well, okay, it’s not really that new – two years old actually. But it arrived with so little fanfare, many people are still not aware of its existence. Even Appellations America only recently … Continue reading

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BC Wines are Blooming

Good news for BC wine drinkers – according to the latest BC Wine Institute crop survey, the 2006 grape harvest is up 40% over the short crop year of 2005 and 22% over 2004 which is deemed to be a … Continue reading

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Dusty, Earthy, and Delicious: An Evening of South Africa Reds

April 25th marked a night of tasting premium South African reds with our local chapter of the South World Wine Society. As usual, it was a gregarious group with a diverse range of opinions and no hesitation sharing them. Here’s … Continue reading

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