Month: February 2015

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015 Kicks Off

Yesterday marked the official launch of the 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival Kick Off, held at Joeys Restaurant downtown at the Bentall Centre.  We had Harry Hertscheg, Vancouver International WIne Festival executive director, start off the Kick Off telling us…

Quick Review: Harper’s Trail Thadd Springs Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013

Harpers Trail Thadd Springs Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013

Harper’s Trail winery in Kamloops, BC has been blazing a trail in this new wine grape growing region of BC.  With any new region, the vineyard manager and the wine maker have to learn about their soil, which grape varieties…

Quick Review: Haywire Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Haywire Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

BC Pinot Noir is well known to some wine drinkers, but maybe not enough.  Probably most people think of Burgundy, or Oregon, or New Zealand. But we do produce some decent Pinots here in BC.  I recently received a bottle…

Heading into the Chinese New Year of the Wooden Sheep

Chinese Year of the Sheep 2015

Chinese Year of the Wooden Sheep According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “…Sheep is one of Chinese favorite animals…2013 is Snake year; 2014 is Horse year. Both of them are in Fire group. 2015 is the last year of Fire cycle. Sheep is the…

Curious About Two Wild Ferment Wines from Haywire Winery?

Wine grapes from two different vineyards plus native yeasts from each vineyard, produces two unique wines.  The winery in question is Haywire and the wines were made at Okanagan Crush Pad, in Summerland, BC.  The two wines I tasted from…

Welcoming Casella Family Brands to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

Casella Family Brands

Have you heard of [yellow tail] wines?   Probably most of you have.  A very popular wine label for many years here in North America.  The wines are produced by the Casella family in Australia.  But they are more than [yellow…