Month: June 2021

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 (NZ $35) Crafted from fruit grown in the Awatere and Southern Valley’s sub-regions, this little banger of a pinot noir is destined for big things. Bursting with bright tamarillo, berry tea, cherry and all manner…

Try Mayne Island Brewing Co. Pacific Gose to Help Support Tahlequah the Orca

Mayne Island Brewing Co Pacific Gose and BBQ Pairing

To help support our orcas, the POD PACK 2021, 4 craft beers from 4 Vancouver Island breweries are produced, with a portion of sales going Pacific Salmon Foundation to support wild BC salmon stocks, a food source for orcas. Today…

Mike by Whistle Buoy Brewing Rose Pale Ale and Stuffed Salmon Pairing

Mike by Whistle Buoy Brewing Rose Pale Ale

I read recently that our Southern Resident Killer Whales are endangered with a population of only 74 in total alive today (https://bcaletrail.ca/vancouver-island-brewing-pod-pack/). To help support our orcas, the Pod Pack 2021, 4 craft beers from 4 Vancouver Island breweries was…

2 Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

I paired for dinner a Japanese-style Sablefish dish with two wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery. They have their new, to me, MODEST WINES label. I opened their La Graves Robber 2020 (a Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon blend) and their…

A Steak Friendly Red Blend from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery Landing Road Red Blend 2018

My last wine to taste from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery is their 2018 Landing Road Red Blend from the Okanagan Valley. It is made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes; a Bordeaux blend. I have been mentioning…

Five Sails Announces Return of Signature High Tea Service For Father’s Day And Beyond

Five Sails High Tea

Father’s Day is on June 20 this year.  Do you have any plans for your dad or husband or significant other?  One thing you could do is go out and enjoy High Tea at the Five Sails Restaurant in Canada…