Category: wine tasting

B.S. or Haywire: Who is My Pick for Better Rose?

A friendly competition never hurt anyone.  Well maybe egos.  Today’s friendly competition is between Okanagan Crush Pad’s Haywire Rose 2011 and Bartier Scholefield (BS) Rose 2011.  Both wines are produced from Gamay Noir grapes grown from the same vineyard in…

Wrapping Up the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2014

French wine section at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

It seems like only yesterday that champagne flowed freely, people were laughing, and wines from around the world were being served and discovered by Vancouverites.  The Vancouver International Wine Festival was quite a whirlwind for me as a Media person;…

Hunting for White Wines at the Import Vintners & Spirits Association

It’s Spring!  I have at least 5 tulips blooming in my front yard, the sun is out, and I’m looking to find some new and exciting white wines for the patio for me and for you.  Last week was 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…

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…