Rhys Pender, MW

Rhys Pender, MW
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A passionate educator, wine lover, judge, writer, and grape grower/farmer, Rhys has worked in the wine industry since he was a teenager. Rhys pursued his food and wine passion by completing a Professional Culinary Diploma to ensure he eats well and all levels of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) programs to make sure there was always good wine at the table. In 2004 Rhys began taking on the grueling Master of Wine program. This culminated in Rhys becoming Canada's youngest Master of Wine in 2010, one of only approximately 300 in the world.

Rhys runs a WSET wine school and consultancy through his business Wine Plus+ and between travelling around the world can be found with his boots in the dirt at his small 4 acre vineyard and winery in the Similkameen Valley - Little Farm Winery. He is a regular contributor to Canadian publications such as Montecristo, Taste, Savour, Wine Trend and Good Life Connoisseur. In addition to judging for Wine Align, Rhys judges wine competitions internationally such as the Decanter World Wine Awards, Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards and the Dallas Morning News Wine Competition.

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Latest Reviews (1149 in total)

  Wine Rating Price Quantity  
Elixir Côtes De Provence 2015,  Côtes De Provence, France Bottle Elixir Côtes De Provence 2015, Côtes De Provence, France
Provence, France

Review added: September 22, 2016
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$20.99 None
(0)
Maverick Estate Winery Ella Brut Rose 2013 Bottle Maverick Estate Winery Ella Brut Rose 2013
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: September 19, 2016
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$35.00 None
(0)
Checkmate Attack Chardonnay 2013 Bottle Checkmate Attack Chardonnay 2013
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: September 19, 2016
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$115.00 Shopping_bag
Checkmate Fool's Mate Chardonnay 2013 Bottle Checkmate Fool's Mate Chardonnay 2013
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: September 19, 2016
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$80.00 Shopping_bag
Checkmate Queen Taken Chardonnay 2013, Golden Mile Bottle Checkmate Queen Taken Chardonnay 2013, Golden Mile
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: September 19, 2016
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$125.00 Shopping_bag
Checkmate Capture Chardonnay 2013 Bottle Checkmate Capture Chardonnay 2013
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: September 19, 2016
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$90.00 Shopping_bag
Mcwilliam's Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon 2007, Hunter Valley Bottle Mcwilliam's Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon 2007, Hunter Valley
New South Wales, Australia
724492
Review added: September 19, 2016
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$15.75 None
(0)V
Bodegas Castaño Hécula Monastrell 2014, Do Yecla Bottle Bodegas Castaño Hécula Monastrell 2014, Do Yecla
Spain
300673
Review added: September 06, 2016
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$10.45 Low
(8)V
La Casona De Castano Old Vines Monastrell 2015, Do Yecla Bottle La Casona De Castano Old Vines Monastrell 2015, Do Yecla
Spain
143743
Review added: September 06, 2016
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$10.95 High
(1000+)G
Pedra Cancela Dao Selecao Do Enologo 2014 Bottle Pedra Cancela Dao Selecao Do Enologo 2014
Dão, Portugal

Review added: September 06, 2016
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$16.79 Low
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