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Current events + our random ramblings on wine, sake and the lovely cities we call home.

Current events + our random ramblings on wine, sake and the lovely cities we call home.

Current events + our random ramblings on wine, sake and the lovely cities we call home.

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Posts Tagged ‘Wine’

Signs Of Spring | That’s Life Gourmet Vancouver Events

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Talk about a flavourful and fun time at our event, Signs Of Spring with Royal Dinette. Chef Eva Chin emulated her springtime memories through an 8-course meal where each dish was paired with a sake and non-sake beverage. It was an evening that took us through not only the essence of the season but an […]

TLG Annual Portfolio Tasting 2017 | Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

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Surrounded by many wine and sake lovers, we had another very successful portfolio tasting! Our annual event was joined by three guest breweries: Kazunari Shata of Tengumai Shata Shuzo, Munetaka Nakashima of Kozaemon Brewery, and Sato Mayumi of Hakkaisan Brewery. We also had Nina Saulnier Blache of SBC Wine & Sake from France, who joined […]

Aligoté – A delicious grape from Burgundy!

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Ask anyone around you to name a white grape variety from Bourgogne and chances are you’ll get the familiar answer of, Chardonnay. That’s no surprise! Many wine drinkers may not be familiar with other varieties, including Aligoté, which even has its own appellations in Bourgogne! Aligoté has characteristics of refreshing citrus and subtle spices; similar to it’s varietal […]

Heroic Viticulture – AKA Priorat!

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Every two years the organization that regulates the Priorat wine region – The DOQ Priorat- brings approximately 50 wine professionals from around the world to the small and rather remote towns of Priorat to immerse themselves in the vines and wines, so they can better understand the wines created there and how the magic of the region contributes to […]

Manzanilla. Yes you need it! | Sherry

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written by Margaux Burgess Walking through the streets of Sanlucar de Barrameda in the spring is a wholly different experience than walking the streets of Jerez.  Jerez is full of orange trees and wafts of azahar while Sanlucar de Barrameda is the salty savoury scent of Manzanilla.  It permeates the air as if the entire […]

Hanami

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written by Mariko Tajiri ~ If you’re in Japan in the Spring, there are a few things you should be doing. First, there are the cherry blossoms. Everyone talks about them because they’re like nothing you’ve seen before and you should go see them. Better yet, have a picnic under the blooming trees because that’s […]

Domaine André et Mireille/Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot, Jura

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written by Van Doren Chan ~ In the wooded hills on the limestone plâteau, there you will find the rolling dairy country where vines drape the villages of the Jura Mountains. The town of Jura stretches about 250 kilometres from Lake Geneva northeast to Belfort along both sides of the Franco–Swiss border. Jura comes from […]

Christmas in Japan = KFC?

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By Mariko Tajiri The holidays is a time of year when family and friends gather around – what else – food. I grew up with roast beef (my favourite) alongside big bowls of chirashi-sushi and soy sauce at the dinner table on Christmas Eve. Awkward conversations, ever-so drunken uncles and aunts, everyone’s got memories of […]