Monthly Archives: March 2012

Head to Domaine de Chaberton in Langley, BC for Good Food & Wine

Looking for a wine-related getaway to a foreign country that will comfortably have you home and back in a day? It’s easily done with a visit to Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery in nearby Langley, BC. Accessible from either the Peace Arch or Lynden border crossings within 20 minutes, the facility includes a tasting room, […]

Vancouver Wine Festival Features a Plethora of Chilean Syrahs

Earlier this month I traveled north to the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival and took a break from Northwest wines to attend a seminar that featured a tasting of syrahs from Chile. A couple of things really stood out during the tasting. First, most of Chile’s grape growing regions are located in temperate, rather than warmer […]

Here Are A Few Tips to Consider When Attending a Wine Festival

Can’t get enough of Washington wines? Then consider attending Taste Washington, the state’s premiere food and wine tasting event at Century Link Field Event Center in Seattle. This year’s Grand Tasting has expanded from one to two days on March 31 and April 1 and over 200 Washington wineries are scheduled to attend. Also featured […]

Pontin del Roza Offers Experienced Winemaking at Incredibly Reasonable Prices

My first experience with Pontin del Roza Winery was at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival in 1986. Winemaker Scott Pontin showcased one of his inaugural wines; an all-at-once sweet, tart and fruity chenin blanc with a flashy pink and silver label. I was hooked after just one sip. Over 25 years later, Pontin’s newer label (hopefully, […]