Friday, March 1, 2024

Top Tables for the Vancouver International Wine Festival - Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 1 and 2, 2024

Wine Barbarian Top Table picks for the International Festival Tastings for 2024

The Wine Barbarian crew - Bill Tieleman, my wife Shirley Ross, friends Dan and Jenn

The heart of the fabulous
Vancouver International Wine Festival every year is the International Festival Tastings - Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 5 p.m. This is your chance to taste from over 1,000 wines from 147 wineries from around the world, with Italy as the regional focus this year!

And what fantastic choices you have!  It's impossible for anyone to try every wine available - so The Wine Barbarian comes to your rescue with some recommended wine tables to visit where you just know you will enjoy their wines.

This is a very subjective list of course, and every winery here for the Festival is pouring lovely wines - and many of these wineries I don't know - yet - so I encourage you to try any available table.  You might just find a new favourite wine! 


With 71 wineries from Italy, there is a wealth of choices of great wines! I can most definitely recommend the following but many more are pouring great glasses:

Allegrini Table 2; Altesino Table 4; Tenuta di Arceno Table 5; Marchesi di Barolo Table 8; Azienda Abricola Bocale di Valentini Table 9; Carpineto Table 16; Damiliano Table 21Empson & Co Table 24; Frescobaldi Table 29; Castello di Gabbiano Table 30; Masi Table 41; Marchesi Mazzei Table 42; Pio Cesare Table 52; Ricasoli Table 54; Tua Rita Table 66


Inland Trading Table 76; Majella Wines Table 77

Antonio Zaccheo, Owner - Carpineto Wines
& Bill Tieleman, The Wine Barbarian


Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Table 85; Moon Curser Vineyards Table 97; Osoyoos Larose Table 100; Phantom Creek Estates Table 101; Spearhead Table 103; Summerhill Pyramid Winery Table 105


Stina Winery Table 112


Marques de Riscal Table 131


Harvey & Harriet Table 136; House of Smith Table 137; Lingua Franca -Table 139; Louis M Martini Table 140; Robert Mondavi Winery table 144 and Signorello/Edge/Trim Table 145

And there's lots more - I will try to post additional Top Tables on my social media - X/Twitter @BillTieleman - Instagram - and Facebook - Bill Tieleman

Thanks and cheers!


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