Category: Malbec

Toast the Wines from Bordeaux’s Maison Sichel at VanWineFest 2020

Sichel logo

Maison Sichel would like you to know about their winery and try their wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  Read about them in their own words. About Maison Sichel James Sichel and his 4 brothers own and manage…

Getting Insights on Argentinean Malbec and More with Alberto Arizu from Luigi Bosca

Luigi Bosca Malbec 2016 and Malbec Terroir Los Miradores 2016 in glasses for us to taste

The Luigi Bosca family has a 120 history of growing grapes and producing wines in Mendoza, Argentina.  Alberto Arizu the great-grandson for the Luigi Bosca winery spoke to us today about the history of the winery, the family, and the…

Black Hills Estate Winery – An Iconic Winery in Our Backyard

Black Hills Estate Winery Fall 2019 media release

Recently I was invited to attend a seminar and tasting of Black Hills Estate Winery‘s wines at Chambar Restaurant downtown.  Glenn Fawcett, Chief Wine Evangelist, for Black Hills started off the seminar telling us about the history of the winery…

Try the Latest Wine Releases by Road 13 Vineyards

Lineup of Road 13 Vineyards wines many Rhone varieties

Road 13 Vineyards has been producing award-winning wines for quite a while.  They were awarded the Winery of the Year 2018 by WineAlign.  In November 2018 Road 13 Vineyards were purchased by Mission Hill Family Estate from Kelowna.  So these…

Celebrate Canada Day 2019 with Canadian Wine!

Canadian flag

The Canada Day long weekend celebration is this weekend.  Picnics and bbq and generally getting together with friends and family will happen.  Enjoying this scene with Canadian wine would make it even better in my opinion.  Below is a list…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ Wines Excel

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards flight of wines to taste

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver, BC has been producing quality wines since its inception in the early 1990s.  Their primary vineyards are the Diamondback Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench and Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench.  I have been…

A Plethora of Wine Gems from the Vintage West Portfolio for You

Vintage West portfolio of wines

One of the perks of being a wine writer is an invitation to a portfolio tasting from a wine agent.  The agency can bring out winery principals in some cases, who you can have a chat to about their wines. …

Bench 1775 Wines’ Quality Shows in the Glass

Bench 1775 Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and Meritage White 2016

Bench 1775 Winery, located on the Naramata Bench north of Penticton, had GM and winemaker Val Tait, join in the winter of 2012.  Her goal is to make pure, varietal-specific wines that reflect the planted clone varieties, the vineyard sites,…

Free BC Liquor Store Events in August Feature Wines of Argentina

BCLDB Argentina event

If you are a lover of Argentinean wines, or maybe want to learn more about them, in particular, Malbec, then you may want to attend one of these free events by the BC Liquor Stores in August. Below is the…