Monthly Archives: January 2016

Barinas 2014 Monastrell Seleccion is a Spanish Gem

From Spain’s Jumilla region, this stunning red wine should be on your must-try list of reasonably priced European wines. Made from 100-percent Monastrell (the Spanish equivalent of France’s Mourvedre grape), this particular vintage from the Barinas winery is filled with beautiful blackberry and violet aromatics, plenty of jammy berry fruits on the palate and hints […]

Vancouver International Wine Festival

February 20 to 28, 2016 – One of the largest and best wine festivals in the world, this year’s extravaganza will feature over 150 wineries. Although the focus will be on Italy’s Chianti region, many other wine-producing nations are always well represented, including France, Spain, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The nine-day event features […]

Wine Dinner at 9 Restaurant

Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm – Join Dan and Casa Ventura Imports President/Owner Basi Rodriguez for a spectacular 5-course dinner paired with Spanish wines at North Bellingham Golf Course’s 9 Restaurant. Reservations are required and can be made by phoning the restaurant at (360) 398-8300, extension 2.