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Seeing the Forest or the Trees with Two Haywire Pinot Gris Wines

Haywire Pinot Gris 2019 and Haywire Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris 2018 with wines in glass

Are you seeing the forest or the trees? An airliner or a bird’s eye view? General or more specific? That is what I wondered as I tasted these two bottles of Pinot Gris by Okanagan Crush Pad’s Haywire Wines from…

Two Big Reds from Dirty Laundry – Bordello and Cabernet Sauvignon

Dirty Laundry Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordello with wines in glass

The last two wines that I’m tasting from Dirty Laundry Vineyard are Big Reds; a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Bordeaux blend. Nothing dirty here.  Lots of fresh fruit flavours in these two wines.  Great aromas and flavours.  Let me tell…

Try Some Riesling and Pinot Noir from Dirty Laundry Vineyard?

Dirty Laundry Riesling 2019 and Pinot Noir 2018 with wine in glass sm

Riesling and Pinot Noir are two of my favourite grape varieties.  I’ve done an analysis on these grapes and their aromas and flavours in the Okanagan before and saw that the soils and latitude that the vineyards are located have…

Discovering Gold in the Okanagan Valley, Gold Hill Winery Announces New Team Member

GoldHill Winery, Val Tait and Navi Gurbachan (Image courtesy Gold Hill Winery)

Congratulations to Gold Hill Winery for bringing in Val Tait as their winemaker and viticulturist. I’ve had the pleasure of trying and writing about their wines on mywinepal.  Bringing on Val Tait with her years of winemaking experience at Bench…

Quick Review: Coolshanagh Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2016

Coolshanagh vineyard (Image courtesy Coolshanagh Wines)

Would you like to help the BC Hospitality Foundation, who helps hospitality workers facing financial crisis due to a health condition?  Why not buy these two wines from Coolshanagh Wines on the north end of the Naramata Bench?  $10 per…

Quick Review: Blue Grouse Estate Pinot Gris 2019 and Pinot Noir 2017

Blue Grouse Estate Pinot Gris 2019 and Pinot Noir 2017

This week I participated in a virtual Trade Tasting with various media and Blue Grouse Estate Winery‘s owner Paul Brunner and winemaker Bailey Williamson.  Paul gave us a brief intro to the geological history of Vancouver Island and the specifics…

Okanagan Crush Pad launches “Many Hands Rosé” at Everything Wine to Raise Funds for BC Hospitality Foundation

Okanagan Crush Pad Many Hands Rosé sm

More new wines coming out for you to enjoy this summer!  The latest is the 2018 Many Hands Rosé by Okanagan Crush Pad and sold through Everything Wine stores.  And the bonus is that when you buy a bottle, $1…