Month: April 2017

California Cabs and Chardonnays to Please

California Cabs and Chardonnay

Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay put California on the wine radar around the world.  Excellent growing conditions in Napa, Sonoma, and elsewhere in California produce excellent wines.  At the California Wine Fair I was able to taste many high quality wines.…

5 California Wines You Should Try That are Not Napa Cabs or Chardonnays

California Wines

Sometimes California gets pigeon-holed into being thought of only a place for high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.  But that is not true.  There are many other wines available from California that are very enjoyable.  I attended the latest…

Check Out 6 New Wine Releases from Monte Creek Ranch

Monte Creek Ranch Winery vineyard

Monte Creek Ranch Winery, located just east of Kamloops, is one of our emerging regions wineries.  They have put out a few vintages already. The 2016 vintage started with their earliest bud-break yet and a warm spring.  A rainy June…

Spring Has Arrived at Road 13 Vineyards – Upcoming Events and More

Road 13 logo

As Spring has sprung, Road 13 Vineyards and other wineries in BC will be opening their tasting rooms to the public.  Below is a press release from Road 13 Vineyards about their various tastings and other upcoming events.  Enjoy! ~~~…

TWB-The Wine Bar & Provence Marinaside Pop the Cork on New Bubbly Program

TWB The Wine Bar

Who doesn’t like a bottle of bubbles?  BC makes some very nice bubble; thinking about Summerhill, Blue Mountain, Stoneboat, Bella, and many others.  But besides BC, there is lots of bubble from around the world to appreciate.  We all think…

What’s Special About April 17? Think Malbec.

Malbec grapes

According to Wikipedia, “Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 17, to commemorate the day when president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina’s wine industry. On that day, back in 1853, he tasked…

The Good and Not Quite So of German Wines in BC

Three Rieslings and a Pinot Gris from Germany

Germany is well-known for their Riesling wines, but they also produce Pinot Noir, which they call Spätburgunder, and other varieties, such as Pinot Gris, Müller Thurgau, and more.  I decided to check into how many, and what types of German wines…