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Free Blue Grouse Estate Winery Tasting Sept 12

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If you have never tasted the wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery, now is your chance.  I have reviewed this winery several times and quite enjoy their wines (my past reviews), in particular their Pinot Noir. This winery is located…

The Latest Blue Grouse Wines: Pinots and More

Blue Grouse Winery (Credit Derek Ford)

Cool climate wines are where the vibrant acidity and tart fruit flavours. Citrus trending to stone fruits for white wines, and red fruits like strawberries, raspberries and red cherries.  A cool climate region to consider for wines is Vancouver Island.…

Blue Grouse Wines Meet Chinese Food at Sun Sui Wah

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Two points that you may not have thought of, but have experienced: When you go to a restaurant, the bottles of wine are not decanted ahead of time, so you taste the wine as it is just opened. You go…

Amo Vino Portfolio Tasting Per Favore

Blue Grouse Quill White Wine, Agricola Sanguinhal Cerejeiras Tinto and Cerejeiras Tinto Reserva small

This was my first portfolio tasting for Amo Vino Distributors, a small boutique wine agency co-founded by Marisa Varas and Jessica Luongo.  Their wines are primarily from Europe, but there are also some California and BC wines to be found. …

Let’s Talk About BC’s 2016 Harvest with 3 Wine Makers

Ripe grapes from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

BC is a large province, with a varied climate from maritime to alpine.  Our grape growing regions for wine production vary from the coast, to slightly inland (think the Fraser Valley), to our hot interior (the Okanagan or Kamloops for…

Everything You Wanted to Know About BC Pinot Noir

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My journey is complete. After many emails, printing of tasting note sheets, receiving deliveries of BC Pinot Noir, writing tasting notes, locating BC Pinot Noir vineyards, correlating BC Pinot Noir wines with soil and with latitude using a GIS, and…

BC Pinot Noir Review – Unique Aromas and Flavours Identified

BC Pinot Noir Mosaic

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness This spring, I took my first step in my journey with the…

Getting Back to the Soil with BC Pinot Noir

BC Pinot Noir vineyard locations coloured by soil type

From my initial analysis of soil type with the vineyards associated with my BC Pinot Noir tasting notes using a Geographic Information System, I can see some regional clusters in BC.  I also see some commonality between the most common Pinot Noir vineyard…

The Final Round of BC Pinot Noirs Reviewed

Tantalus Juveniles and Upper Bench Estate Winery Pinot Noir wines

The last drops of BC Pinot Noir have crossed my lips, and their wine story has passed to my fingers then notes on paper, and finally this digital review for you.  It has been quite an interesting experience to try all…