Monthly Archives: April 2015

Go to Chaberton Estate in Langley, BC for Excellent Food and Wine

Have you ever had a great experience somewhere, only to return years later and find that things just weren’t the same? I remember having an excellent visit at Chaberton Estate Winery three years ago, and not wanting to get my hopes up too much, set the bar a bit lower for my return earlier this […]

What’s My Favorite Wine? Here Are a Few Suggestions

What’s your favorite wine? That’s easily one of the most-asked questions I’ve encountered during the past 15 years as a wine columnist for the Herald. The answer, of course, is always a moving target, as new wines are introduced into the market and older vintages go out of circulation as they’re consumed or cellared. One […]

Celebrate World Malbec Day With These Recommendations from Argentina

April 17 is World Malbec Day, a celebration of the red wine grape that originated in France and is now grown in vineyards around the world. The day was chosen to coincide with a reported declaration by the president of Argentina to acquire French vines, including malbec, and plant them in Argentinian soils in 1853. […]

Red Wines Dominate 2015 Taste Washington Event in Seattle

Two weeks ago, I told you about Taste Washington, the largest single-region food and wine event in the United States. I attended the Grand Tasting in Seattle on March 28; a showcase that featured an amazing 234 Washington wineries or about one-fourth of the state’s total. Informative? Yes. Fun? Absolutely. Excessive? Well…I suppose that depends […]