Category: VQA

A Selection of BC Wine Gems from BC VQA 2019 Spring Wine Release

Bloom BC VQA Spring Release booklet

Riesling, Pinot Gris and Viognier were prominent in this BC VQA Spring wine release tasting.  It is not surprising as white wine releases are more common in the Spring while more red wines are released in the Fall.  Viognier though…

2018 BC Vintage Media Preview – What Did The Winemakers Say?

As BC is large with a cooler coastal climate and a hotter, drier interior, our yearly vintages can cover a range from marginal to exceptional.  Luckily we have been closer to the exceptional end of the vintage spectrum these last…

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…

A Tasty New Red, White, and Rose Release for Bartier Scholefield

Since Bartier Scholefield started producing their wines in 2011, in the Okanagan, BC, I have been fortunate to try them and write about them for you.  They have been keeping to their “Wine As Narrative“, telling us a story about…