Tag: Free Form

A Sneak Peek at the Wines of the International Wine Festival 2019

Louis M Martini Winery Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Painted Rock Estate Winery Cabernet Franc and Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019 starts February 23.  A big part of the festival is attending the International Festival Tasting Room that has 160 wineries attending, pouring a total of 1450 wines.  How do you know which wineries you…

Okanagan Crush Pad Launches Free Form Brand in Celebration of its Newly Certified Organic Winery Cellar

Free Form wines

Besides the fires that you have been hearing about the Okanagan in the news, other wine-related things are happening, such as Okanagan Crush Pad launching a new brand, Free Form, to celebrate their cellar being certified organic.  Below is their press…

3 BC Pinot Noirs: More Farm Friends Wines For You

3 BC Pinot Noirs for Farm Friends

With Kinder Morgan considering their decision to continue with their oil pipeline to the Vancouver Lower Mainland to be made by May 31, 2018, the rhetoric between the Alberta and BC governments has ramped up.  In February, the Alberta government…

VanWineFest 2017 – Heartbreak & Backache Seminar Part 2

Riesling grapes

In Part 1 of this article, I covered the comments and insights of wine makers and hands-on owners in BC, Ontario, and Germany on the heartbreak and backache from growing and making wine from the Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes.…

Let’s Talk about Samantha Syrah and Haywire Free Form Wines

Samantha Rahn

Okanagan Crush Pad seems to be coming up with lots of small production wines, trying different things with different grapes, people, and inspiration.  This article is about two of their latest wines; Haywire Free Form and Samantha Syrah. About Haywire…