Month: May 2021

A Virtual Preview of the BC 2020 Vintage with 3 Winemakers

Singletree Rosé 2020, Cliff and Gorge Vineyards Pinot Auxerrois 2020, and Baillie-Grohnam Rosé 2020 wines

In November 2020, I interviewed a few BC winemakers about their current harvest. From their discussions, I determined that overall the growing season was average, but there was a cooler rainy spring. August and September had good weather. Harvest started…

Buy Two Summer Sippers to Support BCHF Charity and Sponsors Food & Beverage Scholarships

Lulu Spritz and Beach Bum Lemon Coconut coolers

Last year the BCHF received proceeds from the sales of Lulu Spritz to help those hospitality workers who have medical problems and need support.  This year in addition to Lulu Spritz a new cooler, the BEACH BUM Lemon Coconut, is…

Provence Marinaside Combines May Winery Menu and BC Spot Prawns to Create a Perfect Pairing

BC Spot Prawn Duo with Kutatas Wines Rose, Pinot Noir 2019 (Photo credits to Emrys Horton and Aoife Rafferty)

This food and wine pairing from Provence Marinaside is truly awesome.  I am salivating thinking about how delicious the dishes will be, with fresh BC seafood and local BC wine from Kutatàs Wines from Salt Spring Island. Here is the…

BC Breweries Release Over 50 New Beers Inspired by the Spring Season

Coast Mountain Bloem Saison

With the COVID restrictions, we are now enjoying wine and beer closer to home.  If you do enjoy beer, there is a slate of new beers released by our local BC breweries.  Here is a press release about the new…

Have you Tried Daffodils To Go Canned Wine from Seaside Pearl?

Seaside Pearl Daffodils To Go Sparkling Wine 2019

I now can say I’ve tried my first can of BC wine, courtesy of Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery and their Daffodils To Go Sparkling Wine 2019 from the Fraser Valley. This sparkling wine is made with the Charmat method (think…