Category Archives: Tasting and Tours

Abruzzo Adventure – Praesidium

Way up in the hills of Abruzzo, lies the picturesque little town of Prezza, and home to Praesidium wines. The name means fortress, and it’s a small family owned winery, founded by Enzo and Lucia Pasquale, with the second generation … Continue reading

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Marche Experience and Abruzzo Adventure

“Sometimes life deals you a hand you can’t refuse”…I have a friend who is a regular customer here in the store who says this constantly, and it’s true. When opportunities come your way, you have to grab them and hang … Continue reading

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Tales from the Canadian Okanagan: Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

First, of all, this winery was not even on my radar, and second of all, what is a Portugese winery doing in British Columbia?!?  Actually, the owners like to call it a “Canadian Winery with a Portugese twist”.   After … Continue reading

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Tales from the Canadian Okanagan – Black Hills Winery

After starting at a very well-known Canadian winery, and then moving onto a very busy second winery, I had convinced myself that at that point, I was going small.  These were commercial, impersonal, with too many people and not enough … Continue reading

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Tales from the Canadian Okanagan: An Introduction

So I’ve been reading posts lately on “Field Trips” taken by my fellow wine bloggers. Although I cannot say (yet) that I have been to any “exotic” wine locales, like you all, I CAN go visit the wineries in my … Continue reading

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