Web Page Update

Our Guild Web page has been updated with a second heading under “Preparing a Flight”.  Now in addition to “Template” there is also “Presenters Duties”.

It was actually already there, buried in the Handbook listed under “Resources”, which is password protected.

Thanks to Mary and Rick Homer for pointing this out.  It is now much easier to find. Check it out and remind others preparing flights to read it well in advance.


In addition, I have just received the notes for March’s Country Wine flight and they have been posted to the web.  Please have a read and print them out.  Thanks to Carol Fornelli and Peter Huyghebaert from Nanaimo for putting this one together.

Cheers everyone,


Winter 2019

Looking outside the window, there is no mistaking that it really is winter and that we are halfway through our ‘wine’ year.  The January Sparkling flight that I put together certainly proved to be an interesting one if nothing else.  I hope it exposed people to some styles they might not have encountered before.  Keep on drinking sparkling wines, they are not JUST for special occasions.

Join me is a shout out to Victoria’s Trevor Curtis for the excellent set of After Dinner notes he has prepared for our February session.  Be sure to read them.  They have been posted to the web.  I really appreciated the links he included.  Thanks to Rick Homer for mentoring Trevor.

For March, Carol Fornelli from Nanaimo is designing a Country Wine (non-grape) flight.  This is a class many are not familiar with so you won’t want to miss it.  There are a lot of new and exciting things that have happened since we last sampled these wines.

Finally, you will soon see information about our June AGM in Nanaimo as well as a request for people to get involved on the executive.  It is always healthiest when we have some people staying on in their positions as well as some new faces so that things carry on smoothly.  It is tough when everyone leaves at once and no one knows how things function so a gradual change is the best.  Please consider putting your name forward when asked and doing your part to keep our organization running smoothly.