Fave Lists, Label Deep Dives and Tips & Tricks

  • Robert Mondavi Winery Seminar @ VIWF

    Robert Mondavi Winery at Van Wine Fest

    A few months back I sat in on seminar during the Vancouver International Wine Festival. It wasn’t just any seminar, it was a dive into Robert Mondavi, his path to wine, a peek at his family life and of course…

  • Culmina Signée

    Gorgeous and Crushable Rosés

    In case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s rosé season! Some eager beavers like to welcome the pink drink when they swap out their winter coats for more spring-like attire. In BC, that can be as early as March!…

  • Rocim Amphora

    Wines of Portugal: Blended Highlights

    Earlier in April, Wines of Portugal hosted a tasting at the Coast Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. Envision a big, glamorous ballroom with a perimeter of tables, filled with wine made from grapes indigenous to Portugal. Some I knew but still…

  • Toso Sparkling Brut

    Spring Picnic Picks

    Depending on which circles you run in, generally speaking, public consumption is frowned upon. The one caveat is when you pack a picnic basket full of delicious bread, cheese and cured meats – then all of a sudden packing a…

  • WIne

    Spring into Spring with a Côtes du Rhône

    If your wine tastes change when the seasons do, you are not alone. Shifting into spring, I opt for lighter and more fruit forward wines. Whereas in the colder weather I tend to favour the oaky and smoky flavours. This…

  • Speri La Roverina Valpolicella Classico Superiore - Vegan
    Dine,  WIne

    Vegan Wine & Easter Dinner

    Easter is right around the corner and a plant-based diet is trending. According to, 25% of 25-34 year olds in the United States cite themselves as vegans or vegetarians. So we’re exploring Vegan Wine & Easter dinner options from some of…