My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

Star Ratings

I am privileged to try so many wines from around the world each year, here in Vancouver.  Sparkling, rose, red, white, and fortified wines have all passed my lips.  And for some instances there is a wine that stops you…

Let’s Talk about Samantha Syrah and Haywire Free Form Wines

Samantha Rahn

Okanagan Crush Pad seems to be coming up with lots of small production wines, trying different things with different grapes, people, and inspiration.  This article is about two of their latest wines; Haywire Free Form and Samantha Syrah. About Haywire…

Say Cheers to Burch Family Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

Mad Fish Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Burch Family Wines from Australia represent three different brands: Howard Park, Marchand & Burch, and MadFish Wines.  Did you know that Denmark is in Australia?  Neither did I, but read on to learn more about Denmark, Burch Family Wines, and…

Welcome Hollick Wines to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

Hollick Coonawarra

A Brief History of Hollick Wines Hollick Wines is a small winery in Coonawarra, South Australia. Ian and Wendy Hollick purchased a piece of grazing land on the southern end of the Coonawarra district in 1974. This small block of…

Brothers in Arms Comes to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

Brothers in Arms logo

Our History Our family planted their first Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines in 1891. This makes the Cabernet Sauvignon the oldest family owned Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the world and the Shiraz the oldest in the Langhorne Creek region. The…