Category: Malbec

Soljans Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Malbec 2016

Soljans Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Malbec 2016 label

Soljans Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Malbec 2016 (NZ $22) In 1927, Bartul Soljan and his wife Rakelina sailed to New Zealand with their children, found land out in Henderson, broke it in, planted vines, and in 1932 established Soljan’s Family…

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…

Catena Zapata Named The #1 World’s Most Admired Wine Brand of 2020 By Drinks International Magazine

Bodega Catena Zapata logo

At the end of February, I was very fortunate during the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 to be able to meet and interview Laura Catena, from Bodega Catena Zapata; an iconic Argentinean winery.  And in April I received information that…

Quick Review: Osoyoos LaRose Le Grand Vin 2016

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2016 with wine in glass

Osoyoos Larose is the first BC winery that was formed in 1998 by a French company, Groupe Taillan of Bordeaux and Constellation Brands Canada together to create a world-class Canadian wine from classic red Bordeaux varietals.  The Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin…

That’s a Wrap: All My VanWineFest 2020 Articles for You

VanWineFest 2020 brochure

I was very busy at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  There were lots of terrific wines from France and around the world, plus the dinners, seminars, and Masterclasses were top notch.  I worked very hard making tasting notes, interviewing…

Recommended Wines from Around the World at VanWineFest 2020

Recommended wines from around the world during VanWineFest 2020

Although France was the theme country this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a great contingent of wineries from around the world and from BC to pour their wines for us.  Below are wines that I enjoyed…