Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival

Oh well. After months of anticipation it came and now it is a fading memory. Like everything else, like life itself. Uh uh, I am very philosophical today. Must be the weather, a blast of sunlight bathing the whole of Metro Vancouver, beautifully bouncing back on the greenandwhite of the north shore mountains. Not to mention the mountains around Pitt Meadows, where I am staying after coming back from months in Lima. How can I afford it? Don’t ask.  The mountains, the sunshine. Simply adorable. Green, white and blue sky.

Back to the subject of interest.


Playhouse Wine Festival 2011.

Ok, let’s say, I was busy manning the Badia Cultibuono booth, helping a most charming Italian expert, Emanuela Stucchi, who, in two strokes applied with great subtleness reminded me that I really know next to nada about Chianti. Will mention the wines in a later post. And then, had the great luck to man the booth with a couple of show stoppers, I am talking now about the Schloss Schonbrunn Rieslings. Oh my, what depth, what beautiful acidity, what amazing concentration and length… in fact I have found what I consider to be the best 20 dollar Riesling you can find this part of the world.

The show itself… well, let’s be real. It’s becoming a little bit of a joke. Big is not always good. Especially when it comes to something so sublime a drink as wine.

You still want a name or two? Ok. The South African Pinotage by the name Coffee. 15 bucks of sheer mocchajava aromas and flavors.  Threfeten Merlot 93pointer at around 40 dollars. Humberto Canale Cabernet Franc. (That would be Argentina, dude).

Let’s this show begin.


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4 Responses to “Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival”

  1. Hernan Carpio Says:

    Hola Ivan:

    Me dio mucho gusto verte el dia de las elecciones despues de mucho tiempo . Me he deleitado navegando tu pagina. Es super informativa y entretenida a la vez sobre todo para gente como yo que le gusta el vino pero no soy un experto conocedor. Personalmente me gusta el vino rojo, cabernet sauvignon. Voy a probar algunos de los vinos que recomiendas en tu pagina. Felicitaciones y que continuen los exitos.

  2. winecouver Says:

    Saludos a ti amigo, tambien una alegria ver q estas bien y tu familia crece. Si cabernet sauvignon te gusta, busca uno de argentina, se llama Felino. Es buenazo a 20 dolares.

    • Hernan Carpio Says:

      Compadre,gracias por la sugerencia, ahora lo busco. Tienes en mente algun CS de BC? Quiero llevar uno a Lima en mis proximas vacaciones. Seguro nos vemos el 5 de Junio para la segunda vuelta.

      • winecouver Says:

        Yo diria un Painted Rock, aunque los mejores tintos de BC son Merlots, o blends merlot based. Un buen Merlot es el Tempest

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