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Luis Canas WineryWith any family winery, particularly one with a history that dates back several generations, one must understand the past in order to appreciate the present. At Bodegas Luis Cañas, the winery’s traditional winemaking style and methods have evolved over time but the focus on constantly finding ways to produce quality wine has never wavered.

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Obelisco Estate: Making its Mark

Obelisco Estate: Making its Mark


Posted on Nov 30, 2016

Washington WineObelisco Estate is a part of the new guard of Washington wineries that are pushing the envelope in terms of producing quality wines. Obelisco is the creation of Doug Long and his partners, when Doug decided that he had retired too early.

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L’Oursin Restaurant Seattle

L’Oursin Restaurant Seattle


Posted on Nov 18, 2016

What do you get when you combine a talented chef and a skilled mixologist with the bounty of Pacific Northwest ingredients and a little French inspiration? A highly anticipated new restaurant about to take Seattle’s dining scene by storm.

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Aquaduct viewRestaurante José Maria sits on the Plaza Mayor in the town of Segovia in Spain. Segovia is a spectacularly beautiful city about 50 km North of Madrid. In 1985 it was declared a World Heritage Site. We ended up in Segovia as the first stop on the Fine Vintage Tour of Ribera del Duero and Rioja. And what a first stop it was! We kidded our tour guides that they had peaked early, that they could not possibly keep up this quality of food and wine over the week in front of us.

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Woodinville WashingtonDeLille Cellars is a winery in Washington State whose name has become synonymous with producing consistently outstanding quality wines while at the same time garnering the respect and admiration of its peers. Not only has the winery played an integral part in putting Washington on the world wine map, they have also helped develop many winemakers in the process ensuring a legacy of continued quality winemaking coming out of the State for years to come.

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BC winesIn September AdVINEtures had the privilege of being asked to join Her Honour Judith Gichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and forty other members of the consular corps and directors of the Government House Foundation on a three day trip to the Okanagan. Our purpose was to join Her Honour as she presented her award to 12 outstanding wineries.

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Ribera del Duero Spain

When asked to name the best wine producing countries in Europe, Spain isn’t usually the one that is top of mind for most people. More often than not France or Italy are likely to be mentioned with the highest frequency. But to overlook Spain or dismiss it as a distant third, fourth or even fifth, would be to miss out on some truly terrific wine. We have long enjoyed wines from Spain both for their quality and value, and our recent wine tour with Fine Vintage cemented that notion in no uncertain terms. It reaffirmed our belief that the top wines produced in Spain can stand alongside even the most esteemed wines made by its European peers, without the high prices that a Classified  Growth Bordeaux, a Premier or Grand Cru Burgundy, or a Super Tuscan would command.

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