Tag: sparkling

Hinterland Sparkling Wines from Prince Edward County

Hinterland Wine Company

Cool climate areas are prime areas for making elegant sparkling wines.  Champagne is a cool region in France, and is well-known for their sparkling wines, for example. In Canada our sparkling wine industry has been booming in my opinion.  As…

The School of Cool: Wine Tasting Notes from the i4C

Blind tasting Chardonnay for the Soil Smackdown

As promised I have enclosed my tasting notes for the wines I sampled at the three International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration seminars.  Many of these Chardonnay come from Ontario, but there are also wines from BC, California, Chile, France and…

The School of Cool: The Sugar Trials at i4C

The Sugar Trials

Don’t we all love sparkling wine, whether it is high end champagne, or cremants, cavas and more? At the third of the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration seminars, we learned more about how dosage affects sparkling wines aromas, flavours, and…

Do You Know About BC’s Emerging Wine Regions?

BC wine regions map

Everyone knows about the Okanagan Valley as a wine region, and some may also know about the Similkameen which is on the southwestern edge of the Okanagan, but what about BC’s emerging wine regions, covering the Kootenays, Lillooet and Thompson…

Taste 333 Years of Wine Making History with Boschendal Winery

Boschendal Elgin Pinot Noir 2015

It’s wine quiz time!  Name a region in the world that is known for their restrained wines made from Chardonnay.  Now name a region that besides making Chardonnay, also makes Pinot Noir?  Final question; does this region have more than…

Top Drop Vancouver 2017 – An Authentic Experience

Top Drop Vancouver

This is my second year attending Top Drop Vancouver, where small-scale producers from around the world show us their hand crafted wines. According to Top Drop, “Our focus is terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. W e believe…