deVine Thoughts

August 9, 2009

Summer Bubbles

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 7:31 pm

Great_Western_BrutAuthor: Dirk Chan

It’s hard to believe summer took its sweet time arriving. I’ve hardly drank any reds the past month – instead whites, rosés and especially sparkling wines all seem to hit the spot for sitting out on the deck, or hosting a backyard party with friends and relatives. When the ambient temperature is hig,  a big bold red can taste alcoholic, meanderingly big and overblown whereas a sparkling wine tastes refreshing and light, gentle and enticing. Not surprisingly, they can pair with any course of food you care to throw at it: certainly for appetizers, but amazing versatile with light meats like fish, chicken and even pork. While Champagne is getting very expensive and more and more left for major celebrations, there are many great values in sparkling wines from all over the world that allow us to enjoy a sparkler without breaking the bank. Here are a few recommendations: (more…)

August 5, 2009

Art & Wine with Ramsey Dziubiak

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 3:28 pm

RamseyAuthor: Dirk Chan

It’s not often you have a chance to meet a wine label designer, yet alone one from Edmonton. It is our great pleasure to welcome our friend and local artist Ramsey Dziubiak to deVines for an afternoon of Art and Wine this coming Saturday between noon and 4pm. Ramsey is a well-known artist whose works has been on prominent display at our store since its inception.

Ramsey paints with brilliant coloured oils on fine Belgian linen and his pieces are unique in that they may be displayed in both traditional and modern décor – timeless motifs are carried throughout his works which has garnered international attention. The pieces reflect his life; the triumphs and failures, the excitement and ennui. Currently, his works hang in the houses of many private art collectors in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton.


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