Category: wine tasting

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…

Dishing on New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc and More

New Zealand in a Glass

Did you know that in New Zealand there are 25 varieties of grapes planted in commercial quantities for wine production?  But two of those varieties stand out, as the signature grapes of New Zealand: Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.  Today…

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…