i4C Taste of Terroir with Peller Estates

Peller Estates sparkling wine with ice wine dosage

As part of the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration held in Niagara-on-the-Lake were lunches.  I was lucky to be able to attend the Peller Estates i4C Taste of Terroir.  A multi-course lunch with Chardonnay from around the world. This is…

The Cooler Side of BC’s Emerging Wine Regions

Grapevines at Recline Ridge Winery

In my previous article, I divided BC’s emerging wine regions into a warmer and a cooler side.  In this article I would like to concentrate on the cooler side, which for me covers the Salmon Arm and Lake Country areas…

The Hot Half of BC’s Emerging Wine Regions

BC’s emerging wine regions is rather large and encompasses different climates and terroir.  From my tour to the region, the places that I visited I think can be divided into two sub-regions: the hot west, and the cooler north east. …

Do You Know About BC’s Emerging Wine Regions?

BC wine regions map

Everyone knows about the Okanagan Valley as a wine region, and some may also know about the Similkameen which is on the southwestern edge of the Okanagan, but what about BC’s emerging wine regions, covering the Kootenays, Lillooet and Thompson…

The i4C+ Celebration You Should Not Miss: Wineries and Wines

I4C-2016 School of Cool

At the i4C+ Celebration on July 21-23, 2017 there will be 59 cool climate chardonnay producers; 25 wineries from Ontario and 34 from around the world.  There will be 2 wineries from BC too.  And as I mentioned in my…