Category: chardonnay

Memories of Chilean Wine and Hospitality – Santiago, Valparaiso, and the Casablanca and Aconcagua Valleys

Santiago Metropolitan Park via the Funicular of Santiago

With the lockdown on travel due to COVID-19, I thought I’d look back at some of my trips to wine regions around the world.¬† One of my memorable trips was to Chile in October 2009 where I toured around Santiago,…

2020 All Canadian Wine Championships Have Big Winners from Kamloops

Monte Creek Ranch vineyard manager Miguel with Best White Wine of The Year - Riesling Reserve

I have been telling all my readers about the quality of wines coming from Kamloops.¬† The 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships just announced their winners, and Kamloops wineries have brought in more medals.¬† Here is the press release from the…

France and Germany Meet at Monte Creek Ranch

Monte Creek Ranch Chardonnay and Riesling 2018

Chardonnay and Riesling are noble variety grapes from France, most notably from Burgundy, and from Germany respectively.¬† There has always been a rivalry between people that like one or the other better.¬† Chardonnay comes in a variety of styles from…

50th Parallel Estate Chardonnay and Rose for Your Summer Sipping

50th Parallel Estate Winery Chardonnay 2018 and Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

Do you ever drink white wine with BBQ?¬† If not, try a big, buttery, oaked Chardonnay like this one from 50th Parallel Estate Winery.¬† If you are still enjoying the Ros√© revolution I also have a Ros√© from 50th Parallel…

Quick Review: Narrative Sparkling XC Method Wine

Sparkling wine is always a pleasure for me to enjoy.¬† I shared this bottle of Narrative Sparkling XC Method wine, from Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, with a few friends on their garden patio, with the appropriate social distancing.¬† It…

Let’s Have a Narrative About Riesling Before I Go Haywire With Chardonnay!

Okanagan Crush Pad's Narrative Riesling 2018 and Haywire Secrest Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 with wine in glass

Okanagan Crush Pad has a few different labels that they produce wine under.¬† I think they like being able to produce different styles of wines through these different labels. Two labels are Narrative and Haywire. They describe Haywire as “Haywire…

New Zealand Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the Other 45th Parallel Seminar

Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the Other 45th Parallel seminar with Cameron, John, David and Ronan

New Zealand is well-known for Sauvignon Blanc, but are there any other grape varieties we should know about?¬† Yes!¬† I attended a webinar with David Keck MS (USA), John Szabo MS (Canada), Ronan Sayburn MS (UK) and Cameron Douglas MS…

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…