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California Cabs and Chardonnays to Please

California Cabs and Chardonnay

Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay put California on the wine radar around the world.  Excellent growing conditions in Napa, Sonoma, and elsewhere in California produce excellent wines.  At the California Wine Fair I was able to taste many high quality wines.…

5 California Wines You Should Try That are Not Napa Cabs or Chardonnays

California Wines

Sometimes California gets pigeon-holed into being thought of only a place for high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.  But that is not true.  There are many other wines available from California that are very enjoyable.  I attended the latest…

Check Out 6 New Wine Releases from Monte Creek Ranch

Monte Creek Ranch Winery vineyard

Monte Creek Ranch Winery, located just east of Kamloops, is one of our emerging regions wineries.  They have put out a few vintages already. The 2016 vintage started with their earliest bud-break yet and a warm spring.  A rainy June…

Interviewing Wine Maker Randy Picton from Nk’Mip at VanWineFest 2017

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Who is Randy Picton? Randy Picton is the head wine maker at Nk’Mip Cellars, the first Aboriginal-owned winery in North America.  How did he get this position?  What did he do and which winery did he work at before moving…