Month: July 2020

Enjoy LULU Spritz this Summer and Help the BC Hospitality Foundation

LULU Spritz on ice on the patio

I picked up a four-pack of LULU Spritz Cans this week and since it is a hot day today I’m enjoying it on my patio before I get into the business of preparing dinner. LULU Spritz is a premium blend…

50th Parallel Estate Chardonnay and Rose for Your Summer Sipping

50th Parallel Estate Winery Chardonnay 2018 and Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

Do you ever drink white wine with BBQ?  If not, try a big, buttery, oaked Chardonnay like this one from 50th Parallel Estate Winery.  If you are still enjoying the Rosé revolution I also have a Rosé from 50th Parallel…

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 (NZ $29) Shiny-new and showing a tonne of potential, this Central Otago-grown pinot noir has classic blueberry, rosehip and cherry aromatics and buckets of raspberry on the front palate.  It’s refreshing…

A New Wine Producing Region (sub-GI) Recognized on Vancouver Island

Blue Grouse Vineyard (Image Courtesy Blue Grouse Estate Winery)

British Columbia wineries continue to define distinct grape-growing regions, known as a sub-geographical indication (sub-GI).  This week we received this announcement that our next sub-GI has been successfully accepted by the BC government.  It is on Vancouver Island; the Cowichan…

Reaching the SUMMIT of Wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery SUMMIT 2017 with wine in glass

I’ve really enjoyed tasting through Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery‘s flight of newly released wines, and now I’ve reached the summit.  One of their top tier wines is known as the SUMMIT.  This fantastic red wine is a blend from their top…

Quick Review: Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Riesling 2019

Mt. Boucherie Riesling 2019 with wine in glass

BC does great Riesling.  Our dry hot summer days followed by chill desert nights allows the fruit to fully ripen while keeping the acidity in the grapes.  Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna provided me with a bottle of…

Be Seduced by Mt. Boucherie’s Pinot Noir and Syrah 2018

Mt. Boucherie Pinot Noir and Syrah 2018 with wines in glass

I have two very seductive red wines for you from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna.  The two grape varieties could not be more different; a Pinot Noir and a Syrah.  The Pinot Noir grapes comes from the Similkameen…

Big BC Wine News: Exciting Changes for TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and McWatters Collection

TIME Winery Team (credit Chris Stenberg)

I’m sure many of us in the wine trade and lovers of BC wine wondered what would happen to TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and McWatters Collection after the very unexpected passing of Harry McWatters.  Now we know.  Today it was…