Want to Try Grape and Blueberry Wine from Monte Creek Ranch?

Monte Creek Ranch 2015 vintage grape and blueberry wines

The 2015 vintage was the hottest in years in BC, and recorded the earliest grape harvest of all time.  The heat helped fully ripen the grapes, and produce full-bodied, ripe red wines in the Okanagan, and also the Kamloops region,…

The Latest BC VQA Wines for You to Enjoy in 2016

BC VQA Fall Wine Release 2016

I love to support our BC wineries.  I watched over the many years as the number of wineries has grown as well as the quality improved.  Wine critics from here as well as around the world, have tasted our wines,…

A Bene Nota from Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene

Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene 2014 label

Black Hills Estate Winery on the Black Sage Road in the Okanagan is best known for their “Nota Bene” Bordeaux blend red wine.  When I was taking my WSET classes downtown many years ago, it was extremely difficult to get a bottle…

Celebrating KWV’s South African Wines at L’Abattoir

Roast fillets of beef together with a veal sweetbread served with 3 red wines from KWV at L Abattoir small

Two years ago I was fortunate to meet wine maker Izele van Blerk from KWV, the largest winery in South Africa, at a Trade tasting in Vancouver 2 years ago.  I talked about my experience with South African wine through…

Have You Tried a Top Drop?

Top Drop Vancouver

Top Drop Vancouver is a collaboration between Vancouver’s wine industry, that focus on smaller boutique and terroir-focused wineries from BC and around the world, and offers these wines to taste at a public event, this year held at the Roundhouse…