Month: April 2021

Is Piquette a New Low Alcohol Beverage Option for BC Winemakers?

Piquette Rouge from Red Bird

Our drinking habits change over time.  The wines that Baby Boomers enjoy the most may be completely different from what GenX prefers to drink.  There is also a change in environmental awareness.  Many of us want to reduce, reuse, and…

Two Aromatic White Wines from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

Seaside Pearl Estate Petite Milo 2019 and Matsqui Prairie Gewurztraminer 2018

I received several wines from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery that is located in the Fraser Valley at Mount Lehman. The tasting room is built to resemble a chapel, which looks very inviting to visit.  It is only a one hour…

Oliver Twist Estate Winery Is Now Nostalgia Wines Inc.

Nostalgia Name Change

A name change for one of our BC wineries was announced today.  Oliver Twist Estate Winery is now Nostalgia Wines Inc, with spiffy new labels.  Here is their press release. ~~~ [Oliver, BC] Oliver Twist Estate Winery is now Nostalgia…

Two Spring Release White Wines from Spearhead Winery to Enjoy

Spearhead Winery Golden Retreat Vineyard Pinot Gris and Riesling 2020

We are well into Spring, spot prawn season is almost here, halibut season is here, and fresh white BC wines are being released for us to enjoy with them. A case in point is Spearhead Winery‘s Pinot Gris and Riesling…

Tasting BC Wine in the Winemaker’s CUT Virtual Tasting Room

Michal Mosny from Winemaker's CUT welcoming guests

“Necessity is the mother of invention” is a well-known proverb.  Over the last year, COVID has forced us to be inventive in some ways in the ways that we live our lives.  This too is true for BC wineries. There…

Book Review: Malbec, A Tumultuous Wine Journey from Woe to WOW by Vanda Jackson

Malbec, A Tumultuous Wine Journey from Woe to WOW by Vanda Jackson

April 17 was World Malbec Day, and coincidentally a few days prior, I received a copy of “Malbec, A Tumultuous Wine Journey from Woe to WOW” by Vanda Jackson. Vanda, a Canadian from Nova Scotia, is a journalist by training…

Tightrope Winery & Vineyard is the First Certified Member of Sustainable Winegrowing BC

Tightrope Winery Assortment of wines

As part of Earth Day, I received this press release from Tightrope Winery & Vineyard that they are the first certified member of Sustainable Winegrowing BC.  Congratulations.  I hope that many more BC wineries are able to be certified as…

Organic Cabernet Sauvignon or Franc for Your Pleasure from Summerhill

Summerhill Pyramid Winery Organic Cabernet Franc 2018 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

I have two organic Cabernet wines for you from Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna. I received their 2019 Organic Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2018 Organic Cabernet Franc to taste and review. The wines after being made were aged for some…

2 Inaugural Biodynamic White Wines from Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Summerhill Pyramid Winery Estate Grown Biodynamic Muscat and Chardonnay 2020

After interviewing Ezra Cipes from Summerhill Pyramid Winery about the inaugural release of their Biodynamic 2020 Muscat and Chardonnay wines, I was very excited to receive these wines to taste and review for you. The grapes come from their estate…