Gratitude Red by JAK’s 2019 and Banger Sausage Pairing

Gratitude Red by JAK's 2019 wine label

More gratitude to hand out today to all the winemakers around the world. You make wines so that we can enjoy them with friends and family. With COVID restrictions lifting we can now do this safely in person. I have…

2 Quality Red Bordeaux Blends from Roche Wines

Roche Wines Nuances 2018 and Chateau 2017

Back to Bordeaux-style wines from the Okanagan. Two bottles I have been looking forward to opening are the Roche Wines Chateau 2017 and their Nuances 2018. The Chateau is under cork and the Nuances uses a screw cap. Both wines…

Mike by Whistle Buoy Brewing Rose Pale Ale and Stuffed Salmon Pairing

Mike by Whistle Buoy Brewing Rose Pale Ale

I read recently that our Southern Resident Killer Whales are endangered with a population of only 74 in total alive today (https://bcaletrail.ca/vancouver-island-brewing-pod-pack/). To help support our orcas, the Pod Pack 2021, 4 craft beers from 4 Vancouver Island breweries was…

2 Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

I paired for dinner a Japanese-style Sablefish dish with two wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery. They have their new, to me, MODEST WINES label. I opened their La Graves Robber 2020 (a Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon blend) and their…