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"He was going on and on about how tough it was to make it in the ball-bearing business in Canada. After he was done, it was my turn to speak. So, I went up there and the first words I said were, 'Ladies and gentlemen, if you think it is hard being in the ball-bearing business, try being in the business of selling Canadian wine to the world.' And the place erupted in laughter."
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Sam Holmes travelled more than 13,000 kilometres for a wine festival that will celebrate Canadian wines on a scale that has never been seen before. Holmes is the general manager of Yalumba, the oldest...
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This year's Dine Out Vancouver festival will feature dishes from multiple culinary greats, and any foodie in the area would seriously regret not putting in the effort to taste Michelin-star-level food while they still can.
The festival is increasingly a tourism draw for oenophiles.