End of Month Tastings SUB Room 212, Fridays 7pm

End of Month Tastings SUB Room 212, Fridays 7pm

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wine Tasting for Oct. 28, 2011

When: Oct.28, Friday
Where: UBC SUB 212
What Time: 7-9pm

This time, we'll have the pleasure of trying out some Italian wines, all thanks to Marcus from Von Albrecht and Associates.

I also believe that the wines will be loosely related to Christmas as well, despite the time of month as of now.

Anyway, hope to see you guys there! And so sorry for the late post!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Heads up for our upcoming tasting's host

Our host for this week will be Marcus from Von Albrecht and Associates!
Check them out at:


Interested in working for Firefly Wines?

For those that have spoken to Sheila, here is the contact information for the manager of Firefly Wines. Email him your resume if you're interested!

Bruno Gerves | Director of Retail Operation | Firefly Fine Wines and Ales
Cell: 604.614.2249
Vancouver | 2857 Cambie Street (@12th) | 604-875-3325 |www.twitter.com/fireflyvan
Maple Ridge | 21755 Lougheed Highway (east of 216th) | 604-467-1956 |www.twitter.com/fireflymridge

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Oct. 14 Wine Tasting Recap:

The Smart Grasshopper
Style: Gruner Vetliner
Grape Varieties: Gruner Vetliner
Region: Hungary( Usually found in Austria)
Characteristics: Dry, Floral
Food: Good with light cheeses, Asian food.
Price: $13

Louis Bernard
Style: Cotes Du Rhone(White)
Grape Varieties: Marsanne, Viognier, Roussane
Region: Rhone Valley, Southern France
Characteristics: Honey, Honeysuckle, Pear
Food: Baked Fish, Shellfish
Price: $15

Bolla Valpolcella
Style: Valpolacella
Grape Varieties: Corvina, Sagiovese, Barbera
Region: Verona, Northern Italy
Characteristics: Dry, Sour Cherries, Serve Slightly Chilled
Food: Good with light tomato based pasta
Price: $14

Melini Chianti
Style: Chianti
Grape Varieties:
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Food: Good with Spagetti and Meatballs, Steak ect
Price: $14

All available through your local friendly (hopefully!) BC Liquor Stores. Until next time!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 14 Wine Tasting

When: Oct.14, Friday
Where: UBC SUB 212
What Time: 7-9pm

For our second tasting, we'll be having Dave Murdoch, the former President of the Wine Tasting Club show us all a presentation. We'll of course be drinking the usual two red and two white wines.

Food pairings will be posted later, but it would be fantastic if you guys could bring food to share. Anything along the lines of bread, cheese, you know, wine stuff!

Remember to RSVP as well! This applies for both members and non-member drop-ins, but the members will have the priority seating.

It's important to:
- Have a full meal before the tasting
- Have 2 pieces of ID (one being government issue eg. Driver's Licence, Passport, BCID, etc)
- Have a camera on you? Please remember to take lots of pictures and share them on your social network of your choice! Be sure to link it to us later please!

We'll see you guys soon enough!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thanksgiving Wine Pairing at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales

Hey everyone!

There's an event at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales this Thursday from 7-9pm and the tickets are $35 and the seats are limited. They will be doing food pairings for Thanksgiving :)

Check out the link for more information:


First Tasting Recap

Big thanks to all those who came to our first tasting of the year!

Especially, big thanks to Sheila Whittaker!  Her expertise on the quality and history of wine provided the rich context of how each wine region's characteristics, grape type, and other details come in to affect the final flavours of the wines.

Speaking of which, to recap, here are the wines that we had:


Benjamin Nieto Senetiner
Chardonnay 2008
Mendoza, Argentina

Joachim Ress
2009 Riesling
Pfalz, Germany


2008 Merlot
Bordeaux, France

Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Central Valley, Chile

While the tasting certainly was eventful to say the least, we hope that all of you guys enjoyed your first foray in wine tasting.

Once again, special thanks to Sheila , Firefly Wines and Ales, and of course, you guys for making this event happen.

Be sure to checkout Sheila's blog filled with not only great information about wine, but also travelling as well at:


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We hope to see you guys at our next tasting!