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What Do You Know about Washington and Oregon Wines? Check Out EAT! Vancouver

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We all love drinking our BC wines.  Although we do have a hotter climate in the South Okanagan, we still are overall a fairly cool climate region, doing well with aromatic white varieties, along with Pinot Noir and Gamay, as you…

Road 13 Vineyards is Canada’s Top Winery at Wine Align’s National Wine Awards 2018

Mick Luckhurst from Road 13 Vineyards

Wine Align’s National Wine Awards were recently released and one winery, Road 13 Vineyards, in Oliver, BC, took away a major load of awards for their wines, and in the process were named Wine Align’s Top Canadian Winery.  Congratulations to…

Monte Creek Ranch Winery Spring Release Wines For Your Enjoyment

Monte Creek Ranch wines

The Monte Creek Ranch Winery is located just east of Kamloops in the new GI of the Thompson Valley.  A region with cold winters, requires hardy grapes.  Monte Creek Ranch has a variety of red and white hybrid grapes that…

Getting on Track for Spring and Summer with Road 13 Vineyards

2017 was an interesting vintage in the Okanagan in my opinion, with the cool, wet Spring, followed by the forest fires and smoke that started in June and went through most of the summer.  I was worried about smoke taint…

3 Top Pacific NorthWest Cuisine Restaurant Wine Lists in Vancouver

Open faced smoked salmon sandwich from Farmers Apprentice (Image courtesy Farmer's Apprentice)

Have you ever wondered which wines go well with our Pacific Northwest Cuisine?  Maybe you want to buy a bottle to enjoy at home, to take to a friend’s dinner, or maybe order at a restaurant.  I checked out the…

DYNAMIC SPAIN Seminar at VanWineFest 2018

Spain has had a long history of winemaking, from classic Riojas, newer Mencia from Bierzo, to Cavas and more. During the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I and several other attendees joined Master of Wine, Barbara Philip to explore a wide range of…