Category: Okanagan

Winery Principals Share Their Knowledge on Video at VanWineFest 2019

VanWineFest 2019 video collage

Besides tasting wine and attending seminars during the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I meeting with winery principals at the Festival Tasting Room and doing short video interviews with them.  Here is the list of all the interviews I did.  Many…

Spearhead Wines Finesse with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

5 Spearhead Pinot Noirs and a Chardonnay to taste

2017 was a cooler and could be a challenging year with the raging wildfires and smoke that occurred in early summer. Winemakers noted that in the Okanagan the berry size and cluster size were smaller which produced less juice.  And…

Pinot’s Siren Call Of Seduction Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Pinot Noir wines at VanWineFest 2019 seminar

Today’s seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival was on the Pinot Noir grape.  Wine educator, author and historian Paul Wagner and a panel of Pinot Noir producers from Burgundy, Oregon, California, New Zealand, and BC’s Okanagan Valley talked to…

A Birds Eye View of the 2018 Grape Growing Season for the North & Central Okanagan

Sentinel 2 image overview of Okanagan

Have you ever wanted a bird’s eye view of the Okanagan?  Wondered what the grape growing season looked like from above? I’ve put together this interactive application using Sentinel-2 satellite imagery centered over Kelowna.  Penticton is just off the bottom…

A Sneak Peek at the Wines of the International Wine Festival 2019

Louis M Martini Winery Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Painted Rock Estate Winery Cabernet Franc and Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019 starts February 23.  A big part of the festival is attending the International Festival Tasting Room that has 160 wineries attending, pouring a total of 1450 wines.  How do you know which wineries you…

Come Meet Vines Stars from California and Around the World at VanWineFest 2019

Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie from Okanagan Crush Pad (Image courtesy Okanagan Crush Pad)

We are getting closer to VanWineFest 2019 and the stars are aligning.  The stars you can see at the Vancouver International Wine Festival Tasting come from our theme region, California, as well as from around the world, and even from…