Rendezvous Rotary Club Wine Festival

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: TKS Photography & Design

Wine-lovers will descend on the High Country Convention Centre on Thursday, October 19, for the 26th edition of the Rendezvous Rotary Wine Festival. These grape connoisseurs will have over 200 wines available for sampling and tasting. Those lucky... more

Oct. 11, 2017 midnight Beverages

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Lara Lewis

Last year Lara Lewis took some time off rocks to focus on rock. Now the Whitehorse-based geologist/songwriter is gearing up to release her first full-length album, Lov Lavatic, on Thursday, Oct. 19 at The Old Fire Hall. “It conflicts with winefest... more

Oct. 11, 2017 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Turner

Whitehorse might be the site of the northernmost East Coast kitchen party in Canada this summer. On Friday, May 26, the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre will serve as the venue for a Rotary Club dinner featuring fresh Prince Edward Island lobster... more

May 24, 2017 midnight Making A Difference!

For at least 4,000 years, wine drinkers have chosen food to accompany certain wines and vise versa. When I imagine trying a good wine, it is always in a setting around a table or gathered with friends, and food is always a part of the picture... more

Nov. 10, 2011 midnight Beverages

A recent article on the consumption of Italian wine pointed out that, for the first time, the value of Italian wines exported was greater than the value of that consumed by Italians at home. In 2010, Italy exported 3.93 billion euros ($5.3 billion... more

Oct. 06, 2011 midnight Beverages


Crystal Cruises

Several weeks ago, I had the happy opportunity to explore a significant portion of the range of Gary Monk Estate wines. A friend of mine who helps organize the annual Rotary Club Wine Festival represents the Gray Monk Estate Winery, and invited me... more

Apr. 21, 2011 midnight Beverages

In the week that followed the holidays, when I returned to earth with a thump to reflect on the fun and parties and food and drink I had consumed over the holiday season, there was a moment when I thought I'd spend all of January eating those... more

Jan. 27, 2011 midnight Beverages

In the days leading up to the Rotary Wine Festival, I felt as if I was eating, sleeping and breathing wine. At that point it was almost a subject I didn't want to contemplate for a week or two. However, I recently tried some very good Spanish red... more

Nov. 04, 2010 midnight Beverages


Crystal Cruises

Over the last several weeks, I have been giving a significant amount of thought to wine tastings, and wanted to speak about them in more detail. Before I proceed further, I should provide the disclaimer that I am the president of the Rotary Club... more

Oct. 14, 2010 midnight Beverages

Over the past several weeks, a number of my friends have been asking me when this year's Rendezvous Rotary Club's Wine and Fine Food event will take place. (In the spirit of full disclosure, I am a member of the Rendezvous Rotary Club and love... more

Oct. 15, 2009 midnight Beverages

Working the Rotary Wine and Fine Food Festival last month, I was reminded all over again why I love the world of wine. There were new wines to discover and old familiar ones that I hadn't seen in a while. And the same was true for the people I met... more

Nov. 13, 2008 midnight Beverages


Crystal Cruises

Sharing wines is a wonderful experience. Coming on Oct. 23, here in Whitehorse, is an opportunity to gather with friends, try many new wines and make a contribution to the local community ... all at the same time. The Rendezvous Rotary Club is... more

Oct. 16, 2008 midnight Beverages