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Christmas at the BC Wine Appreciation Society

The mood was festive, as it always is, at the BCWAS Christmas party and tasting.  Plenty of sparkles and bling were in evidence as our usual gang of suspects gathered to check out a selection of Christmas offerings from around the province.
Naturally, there was sparkling wine to start the evening – Steller’s Jay from Sumac […]

My New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when most people make, or at least think about making, New Year’s resolutions. Spurred on by the discussion on Grape Radio recently, I thought I’d have a go at making up my wine related resolutions. Being a Scot New Year’s Eve, or Hogmanay as we call it, is important […]

Merry Christmas From Wine Sediments

A very Merry Christmas from all the writers and ‘behind the scenes’ people here at Wine Sediments and the WellFed network as a whole.
We sincerely hope you have enjoyed our posts and wine coverage over the last year and look forward to providing continuing interest in the New Year.
We are taking a break now but […]

Wine Gifts to Go at Pour

Pour, that Upper West Side wine store I hear so much about, has a full selection of wine related gifts ready for those time and idea-strapped people this Christmas.
Among them, the “Let it Snow Stocking Stuffer” includes a bottle of Montepulciano, a pourer, a spill ring and a cork retriever and sells for $25, the […]

Wine in the Digital Age: Cyber Surfing Nightmares

I’ve just spent a few hours researching some wines Susan and I are tasting next week. Well, attempting to research would more appropriately describe this exercise in frustration. I’m still astonished how many winery websites are hard to find, poorly laid out, and then give little or no information. Sometimes I dig through page after […]

Wine Blogging Wednesday Flickr Group

For all you budding wine photographers the Wine Blogging Wednesday group has set-up a flickr group to highlight your endeavours.
Open to WBW participant bloggers only the group will be a great way to publicise your blog post in addition to forming a nice resource of all the wines reviewed. One photo only per month to […]

Food Blog Awards

Luckily for us wine lovers the Food Blog Awards has a for drink category. Not just wine, of course, but cocktails and beer related sites are all covered as well.
This year the nominations were far and reaching. After a hectic weekend of discussion between the various judges (of which I was one), the group came up with […]

A Taste of Argentina: Two Wines from Patagonia

This was originally going to be one of those quick and dirty reviews. Two Argentinean wines, a snack provided by Chef Tim (that would be Tim Ellison, one of our favourite local sommeliers and co-founder of the BC Wine Appreciation Society), followed by a fast dash through the Cambie Liquor store to stock up on […]

Wines from China

I’ve been in China for the last 10 days on a guided tour aptly named A Taste of China, and that’s what I’ve been doing – tasting the history, culture, food and of course the wine. To sum it all up, China has huge potential for producing and exporting quality wine – it’s just not […]

A Toast to England

While many people know that Champagne is a sparkling wine, frequently, people are unaware that not all sparkling wines are Champagne. Champagne is a special region in northeast France, where the climate, soils, grape varieties, viticultural practices and vinification methods make it an ideal place to create a world class sparkler. While there are certainly […]