Category: bc

4th Annual Shine a Light Kidney Gala Featuring BC Wines

Shine a Light logo

I will be volunteering at the 4th Annual Shine a Light Kidney Gala which takes place on March 3rd, 2016 at The Fairmont Vancouver Hotel.  This event raises awareness of kidney disease for the work and mission of The Kidney…

Chinese New Year: Some Wines for Red Fire Monkey Year

Red Fire Monkey Year 2016

Chinese Year of the Red Fire Monkey Chinese New Year Day of Red Monkey is on February 8, 2016. According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “…According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to…

It’s about Time and the Blend – My Interview with Harry McWatters

Harry McWatters

Harry McWatters is a leader in the British Columbia wine industry for the past 40+ years. In 1980, he founded BC’s first estate winery, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, and later started See Ya Later Ranch Estate Winery in 1995.  He purchased…

Two Sub $20 Cabernet Merlot Blends from Mission Hill

Mission Hill 5 Vineyards Cabernet Merlot and Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery Haynes Barn Merlot Cabernet wines

Founded in 1981 by proprietor Anthony von Mandl, Mission Hill Family Estate has a solid reputation as a leader within the wine community that helped define the Okanagan Valley.  His winery won the Avery Trophy in 1994 for ‘Best Chardonnay…

My First Post for 2016: A New Vintage of Singletree Wines to Try

Singletree Winery Siegerrebe, Farmhand White, and Pinot Noir

Last year I was invited to try some of the wines from the new Singletree Winery, located in Abbotsford, BC.  A family run opereation by the Etsell’s, they planted their grape vines in 2011 and opened a wine shop in…

Quick Review: Samantha Canyonview Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Here is my last wine review for 2015.  It has been an amazing year of trying wines from around the world, and meeting with wine makers from around the world.  BC’s winery list continues to grow, and winery regions as…