Month: February 2021

An Australian Tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Yalumba and Pewsey Vale wines from Australia

The theme region for the Vancouver International Wine Festival was the South American wine making countries, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brasil. I’ve covered two wines from Chile in my earlier article, and I do have a few wines from Argentina…

A Chilean Tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Vina Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 and Vinedos Emiliana Organic Vineyards COYAM 2018

Although we cannot celebrate the Vancouver International Wine Festival together this year, I have some wines from Chile and Argentina that I would like to taste and share my tasting notes with you. This year the theme region was South…

Only Organic Pinot Noir from Scorched Earth Winery

Scorched Earth Winery PASK The Pinot Noir 2015 and Pinot Noir 2016 wines

Pinot Noir can make such beautiful wines, with red fruit and floral scents, lighter bodied, fine tannins and medium acidity. With this, I looked forward to opening the two Pinot Noir from Scorched Earth Winery in the Okanagan Mountain Park…

Hart House Dinner Featuring 8th Generation Vineyard

Hart House logo

  February 18, 2021 (Vancouver, BC) – Hart House at Deer Lake in Burnaby is delighted to announce that, on Friday, March 5 2021 it will host an exclusive wine dinner featuring BC’s 8th Generation Vineyard. Guests will enjoy a 5-course menu…

A Nice Surprise, Scorched Earth Winery Merlot and Rose of Pinot Noir

Scorched Earth Winery Bearly Blushing Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019 and Merlot 2016 wines

Scorched Earth Winery is a BC winery, nestled in Okanagan Mountain Park, in Kelowna that rose from the ashes of the devastating 2003 wildfires. I heard of this winery, but did not really have much chance to try their wines…

Last Minute Valentine’s Wine and Dine: Meatballs & Merlot

Meatballs and Niche Merlot sm

If you live in the Okanagan and have not yet figured out what to do with your significant other for Valentine’s Day, how about Niche Wine Co Merlot with a spaghetti and meatball kit?  Info from Niche Wine Co is…

Hillside Winery Merlot Malbec and Heritage Series Cabernet Franc For Now and Later

Hillside Winery Merlot Malbec and Heritage Series Cabernet Franc

Here I have two bigger red wines from Hillside Winery, located on the Naramata Bench. One is their Heritage Series Cabernet Franc 2017, while the other wine is their Merlot Malbec 2018. The former is under cork while the latter…

An Honour to Taste Taylor Fladgate Very Old Tawny Port – Kingsman Edition

Very Old Tawny – Kingsman Edition

Did you know that during wartime in the past that Port wine was supplied to British armies and that Port was considered essential for soldiers’ morale?  One of the largest supplier of port to the soldiers was Taylor Fladgate.  It…

Curb Your Grilling Craving with some Winter BBQ ideas with Armstrong Cheese

Jerk chicken burger or bahn mi cheese burger

It’s getting bone-chilling cold across Canada.  Even in balmy Vancouver, the temperatures may go down to -10 degrees C.  You think about the summer and bbq, but that seems so far away.  Armstrong Cheese sent me an email with a…