Category Archives: Industry Tasting

Wine Bloggers of North America Conference, Penticton, BC 2013

Yesterday I was a speed tasting virgin. Now that I actually understand this speed tasting thing, I’m slightly better prepared. For starters, I intend to spit! Somehow this isn’t coming out the exact way I’d meant it to. Perhaps I … Continue reading

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Jordan Winery, Healdsburg, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California

I’ve been ‘Jordanized’. It’s quite clear Jordan Winery knows what it’s doing. The attention to detail at this trade tasting and tour was apparent from start to finish – from the moment I stepped out of the car and was … Continue reading

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WSET Diploma Unit 5 – Sparkling Wines of the World – Tasting

Tasting notes from a study group for the WSET Diploma, Unit 5, Sparkling Wines of the World course … Wine #1 Cava, Parés Baltà, Brut, Penedès, Spain, 11.5% abv, C$22.99 Clear and bright, pale gold, bubbles noted. Clean, light intensity aromas of … Continue reading

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‘Napa Rocks’, Napa Valley Wines, Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013

Th 2013 theme at the Vancouver International Wine Festival was California, so a Saturday afternoon spent in a tasting seminar of some of those was in order. The ‘Napa Rocks’ presentation featured various wineries from the region that boasts 16 separate AVAs, … Continue reading

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“Liquid Art” Tasting – Trialto

My friend Terrence is a fabulous guy. Why is that, you ask? Well, amongst other attributes, he invited me (and some others in our wine class) to a tasting at his company’s Yaletown offices (Trialto). We tried almost 30 recent … Continue reading

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