Tag Archive for Gamay Noir

The Latest Blue Grouse Wines: Pinots and More

Blue Grouse Winery (Credit Derek Ford)

Cool climate wines are where the vibrant acidity and tart fruit flavours. Citrus trending to stone fruits for white wines, and red fruits like strawberries, raspberries and red cherries.  A cool climate region to consider for wines is Vancouver Island.…

Chinese New Year: Some Wines for Red Fire Monkey Year

Red Fire Monkey Year 2016

Chinese Year of the Red Fire Monkey Chinese New Year Day of Red Monkey is on February 8, 2016. According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “…According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to…

A New Splash of Wines for Your Spring & Summer from Okanagan Crush Pad

Red, white, and rose wines, newly released from Okanagan Crush Pad reached my door for tasting.  Just in time for our spring and upcoming sunny summer weather.  The wines in question I received: Mike B Riesling Cabinett 2014 ($24.90) Haywire…

What is the Story About OCP Narrative Red and White?

OCP Narrative logo

Okanagan Crush Pad keeps telling us that “Wine is Narrative“.  Every wine tells a story.  Some stories though are more interesting than others.  I think the more specific a place, the more the terroir can speak through the wine.  While…

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…

A Tasty New Red, White, and Rose Release for Bartier Scholefield

Since Bartier Scholefield started producing their wines in 2011, in the Okanagan, BC, I have been fortunate to try them and write about them for you.  They have been keeping to their “Wine As Narrative“, telling us a story about…