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Say Cheers to Tinhorn Creek at Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

Tinhorn Creek logo

Who is Tinhorn Creek? Our winery is the product of friends (the Shaunessys and the Oldfields) deciding to go into business together in 1993 in Oliver, BC. The winery officially opened in 1996.  We started from humble beginnings – like…

Canada is Cool – Visit Canada at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

Canada on the World Map with wine glasses

In the wine world, cool climate areas are making exciting wines.  Canada is viewed as cool climate, and I was wondering where we fall in the extreme north or south latitudes compared to other cool climate regions.  Here is what…

Let’s Talk About BC’s 2016 Harvest with 3 Wine Makers

Ripe grapes from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

BC is a large province, with a varied climate from maritime to alpine.  Our grape growing regions for wine production vary from the coast, to slightly inland (think the Fraser Valley), to our hot interior (the Okanagan or Kamloops for…

Bench 1775 Covers Reds From Pinot Noir to Malbec

Bench 1775 logo

Bench 1775 Winery is located in on 1775 Naramata Road, on the Naramata Bench.  They believe that great wines start in the vineyard, so all of their vineyard sites were analyzed in detail before being planted with clones and rootstocks best…

Everything You Wanted to Know About BC Pinot Noir

BC Pinot Noir aromas and flavours feature image

My journey is complete. After many emails, printing of tasting note sheets, receiving deliveries of BC Pinot Noir, writing tasting notes, locating BC Pinot Noir vineyards, correlating BC Pinot Noir wines with soil and with latitude using a GIS, and…

Summarizing the BC Pinot Noir Review with a Cool Map

BC Pinot Noir map

From my first article posing the question, what unique aromas and flavours may be characterized by BC’s Pinot Noir based on soil type, I’ve led you through my process of tasting the wines, adding the tasting notes to a computerized…