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B.C. Best of Varietal Wine Awards 2019 Results Announced

Okanagan Wine Festivals

We all like to receive rewards.  It starts as we are young children with our parents, continues through school, and when we are in the workforce.  The 2019 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards recipients were just announced and I’ve…

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…

BC Pinot Noir Celebration Brings 35 Top Pinot Producers Together With Seven of BC’s Best Chefs

BC Pinot Noir Celebration logo

Do you love Pinot Noir?  BC Pinot Noir?  I do love Pinot Noir and BC Pinot Noir.  We have the right cool climate to help bring out the nuances of Pinot Noir, compared to some warmer climate wines from this…

Spearhead Wines Finesse with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

5 Spearhead Pinot Noirs and a Chardonnay to taste

2017 was a cooler and could be a challenging year with the raging wildfires and smoke that occurred in early summer. Winemakers noted that in the Okanagan the berry size and cluster size were smaller which produced less juice.  And…

Rhône Around The World Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Rhone Around The World placemat with wines

As stated by the Vancouver International Wine Festival, “Rhône grapes have made an indelible mark in their native region in France, but are now being grown successfully throughout the wine world. While Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne have unique…