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Red Burgundy & Pinot Noir Preview Guide – VIWF 2020

The 2020 Vancouver International Wine Festival runs this year from February 22 to March 1.  If red Burgundy and pinot noir hold a special interest for you, this year’s festival offers a unique opportunity to compare and contrast pinot noirs from several New World pinot noir regions as well as from the Mother Of Them All […]

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2017s: Reviews & Notes – Chic Fille Tasting

Chic Fille Pinot Noirs at Caffe La Tana Always keen to discover and taste new B.C. pinot noirs I found the invite to a JoieFarm Chic Fille tasting at Caffe La Tana, (a small cafe gem & 2 nights a week wine bar on Commercial Drive) to be pure catnip. JoieFarm Makes Small Batch Chic […]

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VIWF 2017 “Must Taste” Canadian Pinot Noirs

“Must Taste” Canadian Pinot Noir – Vancouver International Wine Festival There will be hundreds of wines competing for your attention in the tasting room but if you are looking to taste some world class Canadian pinot noirs, here is the short list of pinot noirs that should not be missed and why. Kelowna, West Kelowna, […]

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VIWF 2017 Preview – Canadian Pinot Noir Part 3

  Tasting 50 Quality Canadian Pinot Noirs in One Room The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival runs from February 11-19 and offers pinotphiles a special opportunity to taste some outstanding pinot noirs from both British Columbia and Ontario. Thus far confirmed, thirty-two wineries (including four from Ontario) will be pouring fifty different pinot noirs. Many […]

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VIWF 2017 Preview – Canadian Pinot Noir Part 2

  Taste 50 B.C. & Ontario Pinot Noirs in One Room The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival runs from February 11-19 and offers pinotphiles a special opportunity to taste some outstanding pinot noirs from both British Columbia and Ontario. Thus far confirmed, thirty-two wineries (including four from Ontario) will be pouring fifty different pinot noirs. […]

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VIWF 2017 Preview – Canadian Pinot Noir Part 1

Taste 50 Different Canadian Pinot Noirs in One Room The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival runs from February 11-19 and offers pinotphiles a special opportunity to taste some outstanding pinot noirs from both British Columbia and Ontario. Thus far confirmed, thirty-two wineries (including four from Ontario) will be pouring fifty different pinot noirs.   Many of […]

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A Tasting of the World’s Best Pinot Noirs?

  Decanter World Wine Awards in London World’s Best? Really? Well yes, mostly so, but it depends on whose calling it the “best” doesn’t it?  In this case, it is in fact the prestigious English publication Decanter magazine’s World Wine Awards. There is one “but” in all this however.  Let me explain… Mission Hill Family […]

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