Category: chardonnay

Tell Me About the BC 2017 Harvest – Wine Makers’ Interviews

Grape vines at harvest in BC 2017

2017 was a terrible harvest in France due to poor weather conditions through the growing season, producing the smallest grape harvest since 1945. In the United States, Napa and Sonoma Valleys were hit by forest fires which although was late in…

Getting the Goods on Upper Bench’s Wine and Cheese

Upper Bench Winery's latest wine and Grey Baby cheese

If you have never tried wines from Upper Bench Winery & Creamery from the Naramata Bench you should. They are a small, family-run winery, owning 7 acres of vineyards, is naturally farmed, and takes a minimalist approach to winemaking; using…

New Wine Releases from Okanagan’s Evolve Cellars and McWatters Collection

BC’s father daughter team of Harry McWatters and Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond have collaborated to produce two lines of wine lately; Evolve Cellars and McWatters Collection.  For me Evolve Cellar’s wines are meant to be young and fresh and easy to drink,…

10 BC Wines to Celebrate with on Thanksgiving

Traditional Thanksgiving

With all the calamities around us lately, it is an appropriate time to give thanks for what we have, and to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends in Canada.  Whether you enjoy a traditional turkey with stuffing gravy, potatoes, brussel sprouts,…

Hinterland Sparkling Wines from Prince Edward County

Hinterland Wine Company

Cool climate areas are prime areas for making elegant sparkling wines.  Champagne is a cool region in France, and is well-known for their sparkling wines, for example. In Canada our sparkling wine industry has been booming in my opinion.  As…

Tasting Wines from Beamsville Bench’s Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery

Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery tasting room

After spending a weekend tasting Chardonnay wines at the i4C Celebration in Niagara-on-the-Lake, it was time for me to visit some wineries in the Niagara region on my own, and try other grape varieties as well.  I visited two wineries…