Saturday, March 04, 2006
Vancouver WIne Festival Results
First, let it be known that I attended a "trade" portion of the show so some of the items I tasted were perhaps not available to everyone who showed for the regular event.
If a crowd is any measure of success then the Vancouver International Wine Festival trade day was a success with lots of buyers and restaurant people filling the aisles.
From Australia (above) to Germany (at left) to the U.S. and from home (BC); there was plenty to taste from around the world.
France was the theme region and so the French wines were heavily represented and grouped en masse.
I'll be publishing some tasting notes from time to time over the next week so check back often.
One of the oddest moments of the festival came when I realized I was spitting tastes of $180 per bottle Champagne as I had to drive 300 km. at the close of the tasting. Odd at first but I got used to it.