I’d Rather Go Blind Tasting

After the blind tasting and while the winemakers revealed the wines, there were more groans than “Yesss!” so I don’t feel alone in my 25% score.

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What is a Valentine Wine?

I like to think that every day is Valentine’s Day, but with all this suggestiveness about what wine to drink, I’ve been thinking: what makes a wine romantic?

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Top 7 Wine Blending Tips for the Holidays

Your friends may think you’re crazy until you inspire them to blend a few wines themselves. Then, they’ll think you’re a hero for making that cheap shiraz into something drinkable.

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My Favorite Wines

Here are new lyrics for a song I wrote last year, inspired by John Coltrane, whose interpretation of My Favorite Things gave The Sound of Music its purpose for existence.

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A Few of My Favorite Wines

Here’s a little ditty I wrote last year, to be sung to the tune of My Favorite Things
Marsanne and Rousanne and Gruner Veltliner,
Riesling and Muscat and Gewürtztraminer,
delicate Champagne with bubbles so fine,
these are a few of my favorite wines.

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VQA’s 20th Anniversary of BC Wine

Cool rain did nothing to dampen warm, cozy sentiments at the BC VQA’s 20th Anniversary wine tasting last week at the Vancouver Convention Center. The event featured pioneers of BC wine who forged a new industry out of the orchards, and who brought old vintages from their wine cellars.

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