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Running On Wine

All marathons are long, but wineglass in hand one is longer than all others. Each September the legendary Medoc region of Bordeaux hosts the Marathon du Medoc; self-declared Le Marathon Le Plus Long du Monde. This…

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Posted by: on Friday, September 6th, 2013
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It Starts In the Vineyard

Life is about new experiences and for many people that means travel. Me, I travel on my stomach. All of my vacations are rigorously planned around trying new restaurants, wineries, cocktail bars, farmers markets, and…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 6th, 2012
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CONTEST: Unquenchable thirst for a bargain

You’re either a wine person or you’re going to be one. When you start out, you might be less inclined to spend the big money on a single bottle of wine because, well, you don’t get what makes a wine…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 17th, 2011
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The Ultimate Montreal List for Discerning Foodists

Foodists Brenda and Mel have recently had dining adventures in Montreal, and I am embarking on one tomorrow in 8 hours care of Van Houtte Coffee. My big red suitcase is stuffed with empty space, save for one empty…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
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The Great Canadian Cheese Festival

This past weekend I journeyed to the idyllic Quinte’s Isle, just East of Toronto, to (over) indulge my culinary passions at the first “Great Canadian Cheese Festival”. Despite the slightly cheesy sounding name,…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
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Liberty Needs Your Help!

Liberty Wine Merchants is aiming to open a store at the old Wazubee’s location near Commercial Dr and 1st Ave, and they need your help.  They already have approval from the local business association, but they City…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
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Alsatian Appreciation

Hot on the heels of Burgundy Appreciation Night, some fellow Foodist friends planned a night of Alsatian food and wine tasting. I am cramming for France! So any excuse to get in some more wine region studying, plus some…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 14th, 2011
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VPIWF Celebrating Excellence Awards

Even though the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival was just getting started before I left for my stagette on Friday afternoon, it seemed fitting that my last event was the “Celebrating Excellence”…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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I’ll “Wine Down” with Jay Jones Any Day

Degan did a great job sharing her recent experiences and picks from the 2011 edition of Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, but she forgot to mention the “Wine Down” event at MARKET by…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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VPIWF Picks

For those who’ve never been to the grand tasting hall of a wine festival, it can be a bit overwhelming. The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival had over 700 wines to taste this year, from 176 wineries in…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
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VPIWF Whammy of Umami

Fortified wines were front and centre at this year’s Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival and while I sampled some sherry-style wines at the beginning of the week, I wanted to get further into it. Whammy…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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VPIWF: Sabor de España at Salt Tasting Room

The Vancouver International Playhouse Wine Festival kicked off yesterday and my first event was Sabor de España! at Salt Tasting Room in Gastown. This was to be a Spanish feast paired with a selection of Bodegas Alvear…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Weekly Wine Picks

Weekly Wine Picks In eager anticipation of the up-coming VPIWF, here’s a round up of some favourite Spanish wines recently tasted and all representing the unbeatable value for money that this country can offer: Segura…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 28th, 2011
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Vancouver International Wine Fest is Coming Up

The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival kicked off last week at the Shore Club where Executive Director Harry Hertscheg welcomed media and gave an introduction to the festival. Seventeen wines were opened,…

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
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Wines for the Top 10 Tough-To-Buy-For People on Your Holiday List

Today’s post on Christmas Wine Gifts is by Natalie McLean, e-sommelier and Canadian wine site author. “Wine is one of the few presents that makes both the giver and the receiver look good,” says Natalie MacLean.…

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Posted by: on Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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