Wine Gourmet

Wine news and oddities

Mar 11, 2011 / 5:00 am

Wine Cellars: Whenever I meet someone that is new to the wine industry, at some point we ask each other if we have a wine cellar and what there is in it....

Green wine making: what is it?

Mar 4, 2011 / 5:00 am

Before reading the article, if you could be so kind as to send me a quick email [email protected] as to how you would like this article to be formatted. Do...

Okanagan Icewines

Feb 24, 2011 / 5:00 am

It is believed that wine-making is the second oldest profession in the world. And amongst all the different wines, there are many diverse styles, dessert wine...

Fortified wines

Feb 18, 2011 / 5:00 am

Every year since 1996, the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival has featured a regional focus such as wines from a specific country and starting in...

Wines of Spain: Sherry

Feb 11, 2011 / 5:00 am

Of all the wine regions in Spain, Rioja and Ribera del Duero are probably two of the most well-known. However, there is one other that could be called iconic....

Wines of Spain

Feb 4, 2011 / 5:00 am

Pouring into Vancouver on March 28th and running to April 3rd is the annual Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. This is the 33rd year of the Wine...

Châteauneuf du Pape

Jan 30, 2011 / 5:00 am

Last week, I recounted about the recent trip to the southern Rhône specifically the regions near the small village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pop 2100) my...

A weekend in Provence

Jan 23, 2011 / 5:00 am

Last weekend I had the rare opportunity to fly to southern France, specifically the area surrounding Châteauneuf du Pape. The occasion was the annual Truffle...

Wines of Portugal

Jan 14, 2011 / 5:00 am

One of the oldest wine producing regions in the world and one of the least understood is Portugal. Long relegated to the image of the sweet desert wine, Port...

New Year""s Eve celebrations

Dec 31, 2010 / 5:00 am

Once again Christmas has come and gone with great fanfare and celebration. I hope yours was as special as mine with family and friends gathered around. Now we...

Merry Christmas

Dec 26, 2010 / 5:00 am

There’s no article this week, no musings about wine or wine related stuff. Today and for the next few days it’s all about Christmas, family and friends...

Christmas accessories

Dec 17, 2010 / 5:00 am

Gifts that are wine-related are great for Christmas, especially when you consider that so many people are entertaining during the Christmas season. But...

Wines for Christmas dinner

Dec 10, 2010 / 5:00 am

Well, we have 14 days until Christmas and the staff parties are happening in full force. Along with staff functions, this is time where we have dinner parties...

Christmas gifts

Dec 3, 2010 / 5:00 am

Well, another week has passed and now there are exactly 21 days left to go. Definitely the Christmas season is in full swing and after almost three years of...

More Christmas wine buys

Nov 26, 2010 / 5:00 am

The Christmas countdown is on with only four weeks to go. Pretty soon the shoppers and the traffic will be out in full force and for those of you that have...

Frosty November brings early icewine

Nov 23, 2010 / 12:00 pm

BC Wine Institute Media Release For Immediate Release A Frosty November brings an Early Icewine Harvest Kelowna, BC (November 23, 2010): This has been a truly...

Christmas wine buys

Nov 19, 2010 / 5:00 am

The Christmas season is fast approaching, only five weeks left. Over the next couple of weeks, I am going to try and focus on some of the great value wines...

Fall wine selections

Nov 12, 2010 / 5:00 am

Everything around us tells us we are in the middle of fall. Look all about you and see the changing colours. All the produce is harvested off the fields, the...

Villefranche-sur-Mer C""est Fini

Oct 29, 2010 / 5:00 am

Our time in Villefranche is over and we are home but there are still a few things I wanted to mention. Throughout our stay, we made a concerted effort to do...

La Quatrième Partie

Oct 13, 2010 / 5:00 am

The village where we are staying, Villefranche-sur-Mer is in the Cote d’Azur of the French Riviera, lying just 5km east of Nice and 13km west of Monaco. It is...