A Few Wine Suggestions for Easter Holidays

Daffodils

Easter is a big holiday for many of us, where we get together with family and enjoy a big dinner. Easter is also leading us into Spring. Flowers are already blooming here in Vancouver, and I’m sure it will come…

B.S. or Haywire: Who is My Pick for Better Rose?

BS and Haywire Rose wines

A friendly competition never hurt anyone.  Well maybe egos.  Today’s friendly competition is between Okanagan Crush Pad’s Haywire Rose 2011 and Bartier Scholefield (BS) Rose 2011.  Both wines are produced from Gamay Noir grapes grown from the same vineyard in…

The Latest Syrahs and Aromatic Whites from Le Vieux Pin

Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Syrah

I love Syrahs.  They stand on their own two feet.  No need for blending with other grapes.  I enjoy their ruby colour in the glass; their aromas, especially blueberries; their full body, red/black berry flavours and sometimes white pepper that…

Wrapping Up the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2014

French wine section at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

It seems like only yesterday that champagne flowed freely, people were laughing, and wines from around the world were being served and discovered by Vancouverites.  The Vancouver International Wine Festival was quite a whirlwind for me as a Media person;…

Hunting for White Wines at the Import Vintners & Spirits Association

Quintay Q Sauvignon Blanc 2011

It’s Spring!  I have at least 5 tulips blooming in my front yard, the sun is out, and I’m looking to find some new and exciting white wines for the patio for me and for you.  Last week was the…