Valpo for Vancouver

This past winter I had the privilege to visit the Valpolicella wine region with some esteemed colleagues and dear friends. I’m looking at you, Leeann Froese, Tim Pawsey, Robert Stelmachuk, Bill Stanford, and Ben deChamplain! We tasted and visited 13 wineries as set up in thanks to the Consorzio di Valpolicella. It was an amazing experience … More Valpo for Vancouver

Welcome to Yakima, The Palm Springs of Washington 

  For as long as I can remember, I’ve returned every summer to visit my moms family in her home town of Yakima, Washington. Most of my publically known wine background comes from my Italian heritage on my Fathers side of the family, (Larry is actually my grandfather, for those of you who didn’t know) … More Welcome to Yakima, The Palm Springs of Washington 

Happy Thing No.38 How to Survive Cornucopia 

       If you’ve been to Cornucopia before, then be glad you lived to tell the tale. This festival gathers thousands over a near two week period. It’s a marathon that is eagerly anticipated by every wine, beer, spirits, and foodie aficionado in Western B.C. They were going to call it ‘Shmorgusborg Festival‘ but … More Happy Thing No.38 How to Survive Cornucopia