Category: sparkling

Haywire Wines from Baby Bub to Pinot Noir Latest Releases

Haywire wines are made at Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) in Summerland, BC, and are co-owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie.  I have followed Haywire wines since their inception.  I like them as they try to be as organic and…

Freixenet and Cava in Spain – My Youtube Video Series

Champagne. Cava.  What’s the difference or similarity?  There are both.  As you know, Champagne is sparking wine produced in the Champagne region of France, made in the Champenoise Traditional Method (with the second fermentation in the bottle), and Cava is…

Whites, Rosés, and Sparkling French Wines for Summer

Flight of Champagne from Champagne Marc

Do you switch the types of wines you drink throughout the year?  Lighter, brighter White, Sparkling, and Rosé wines for the longer spring and summer, and fuller bodied reds for the cold, rainy (or snowy) winter days?  Of course the…

My Favourite Wines from A-Z at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2014

Stellers Jay sparkling wines on ice

A daunting task, picking my favourite wines from a total of 1750 wines being poured at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Thankfully I was able to visit the Acura International Festival Tasting Room 4 times as Media, splitting time between…