Tag: malbec

A Plethora of Wine Gems from the Vintage West Portfolio for You

Vintage West portfolio of wines

One of the perks of being a wine writer is an invitation to a portfolio tasting from a wine agent.  The agency can bring out winery principals in some cases, who you can have a chat to about their wines. …

Bench 1775 Wines’ Quality Shows in the Glass

Bench 1775 Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and Meritage White 2016

Bench 1775 Winery, located on the Naramata Bench north of Penticton, had GM and winemaker Val Tait, join in the winter of 2012.  Her goal is to make pure, varietal-specific wines that reflect the planted clone varieties, the vineyard sites,…

Torrontes, Malbec, and More Argentina Wine Treasures

Michel Torino Cuma Organic Torrontes, Tilimuiqui Torrontes, Susana Balbo Wines Crios Torrontes, and Familia Zuccardi Q Chardonnay

  Dish N’ Dazzle is a yearly event where Argentinean wineries come to BC to show off their wines and some local Vancouver restaurants offer tasty bites from their menus. The event supports the BC Hospitality Foundation charity.  A few of…

The Secrets to Argentina’s Malbecs

A flight of Argentina Malbecs and other wines

Certain regions of the world are well-known for producing exceptional wines. Burgundy producing Pinot Noir, or Napa Valley producing Cabernet Sauvignon for example.  There is usually something about their terroir that brings out the best of their grapes, which then…

Wine and Spirits Events at BC Liquor Stores in April

BC Liquor Stores e-news

News from the BC Liquor stores about upcoming events.  Wines of Chile and Wines of Argentina are featured, amongst others. ~~~ PARK ROYAL GRAND MARNIER ENGRAVING EVENT Sunday, April 1st & Saturday, April 21st – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday,…