1976 Judgement of Paris, California vs. France…

On May 24, 1976, a selection of the some biggest names in French wine gathered at the InterContinental Hotel in Paris for an afternoon of wine tasting. The event was billed as a head to head blind tasting between some of the top producers in France and California. Journalists for all the major publications were invited … Continue reading 1976 Judgement of Paris, California vs. France…

Traversing the Okanagan Valley: Oliver (Black Sage Bench)

We spent the first day of our trip exploring Penticton, hanging out the beach, doing a little shopping, eating a little ice cream. It was a great way to unwind after a long drive, get settled, and prepare for our first day of wine touring. In my previous post (Traversing the Okanagan Valley: The Beginning), … Continue reading Traversing the Okanagan Valley: Oliver (Black Sage Bench)

Belleruche, Cotes-Du-Rhone

I have a fascination with France and its culture. If you were to ask me what city I most want to visit, my immediate response is always Paris. I think it comes from some romantic notion of the French lifestyle. I have visions of sitting at a sidewalk cafe drinking coffee, enjoying a bottle of … Continue reading Belleruche, Cotes-Du-Rhone

Attending Winefest 2016

After a hiatus from food and wine festivals the wife and I decided that it was time to get back on the horse so to speak. So we decided to check out this years' Winefest presented by Sobey's Liquor & Safeway Wine & Spirits.  This years' event featured over 70 different participating wineries and it was great … Continue reading Attending Winefest 2016

The Song of Marjolaine

About a year and half ago I began volunteering at The Cookbook Co., a local kitchen and food speciality store that also offers cooking classes and catering. I volunteered to work in their cooking classes, helping to setup the classes, help the chefs and participants, and clean-up after the class. Included in the price of … Continue reading The Song of Marjolaine

Sabotage, History, Intrigue, and the World’s Greatest Wine!

Remember what it was like as a kid when you got to go to the toy store. That pure sense of excitement and joy. Well for me as an adult a trip to the book store has that same feeling. You never know what new treasures you are going to uncover. A recent trip to … Continue reading Sabotage, History, Intrigue, and the World’s Greatest Wine!