About

I’m not a sommelier or otherwise in the wine industry.  But I am very passionate about wine, and I’m continuously trying to study and learn about it (and, of course, drink it) as much as possible.  My formal studies are through the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) program, through which I obtained my Intermediate Certificate (with Distinction) in mid-2011 and my Advanced Certificate (with Distinction) in early 2012.  This blog is a way to help me document my learning on the fly and shed some light on the underappreciated Calgary wine scene.  Check back regularly for updates; to get in touch, you can e-mail me at petervetsch@gmail.com or follow me and PnP on Twitter at @petervetsch or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/popandpour.  Thanks for reading!


9 responses

14 04 2011
Natalie MacLean

Hi Peter,

Great posts on your site! Please e-mail me at natdecants@nataliemaclean.com. It’s about wine of course 🙂

Cheers,
Natalie

http://www.nataliemaclean.com

16 04 2011
petervetsch

Natalie, thanks so much for checking out PnP! I sent you a quick e-mail yesterday and look forward to hearing from you. Cheers!

Peter

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28 08 2011
Victoria Kaye

I have been following your reviews and I am enjoying them. I just moved to a new town and went into my local LCBO (Ontario) just to get familiar, and now, to build a shopping list from your reviews.

As you’ve been kind in sharing your knowledge, I’d like to share with you as a new fellow WordPress blogger. XoXoXocai.wordpress.com – your emails give away your entire post, and you recently wrote how well you do on views. Have us read your reviews online vs. in your email.

There’s a button called “More” in the text box. You can add a line where you want it to break when it sends by email, as well as posts to your home page. This will help improve the readers experience with Pop n Pour, and give a truer reflection to you on how many of us enjoy reading your reviews. I find myself clicking on the headline to have a better read on your site.

Well, that’s my good deed done for the day – if you’d like to thank me, I’d love to send you some chocolate and have you recommend pairings for my chocolate if you are game. 🙂

Email me at Victoria@HamiltonKaye.com if you are interested. I am an editorial writer as well, and I was fortunate enough to interview Maximillian Riedel a few years back. I’ve got a few ideas, but once settled into my new geography.

Salute!

…victoria

1 01 2014
Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward

This blog looks great. You clearly have a wide-range of knowledge and a true passion for vino. Do you ever wander into queso y vino pairings? Best – Shanna

1 01 2014
petervetsch

Thanks! I’m certainly a fan of the wine and cheese combo but don’t think I have quite the grounding on the cheese side to make it an addition to the blog. Maybe down the road though!

1 01 2014
Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward

Oh, of course. I do adore fine, artisan / Euro cheeses. Reading through your wine reviews, I was constantly thinking of this or that cheese (aged manchego with the Rioja Reserva, por supuesto). Great blog! Best – Shanna

1 01 2014
petervetsch

Maybe a guest cheese post or something is in order. 🙂 Suggested cheese pairing thoughts or comments are always welcome!

2 01 2014
Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward

I never say no to cheese. That is just mean. 😉

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