Category: Malbec

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…

Torrontes, Malbec, and More Argentina Wine Treasures

Michel Torino Cuma Organic Torrontes, Tilimuiqui Torrontes, Susana Balbo Wines Crios Torrontes, and Familia Zuccardi Q Chardonnay

  Dish N’ Dazzle is a yearly event where Argentinean wineries come to BC to show off their wines and some local Vancouver restaurants offer tasty bites from their menus. The event supports the BC Hospitality Foundation charity.  A few of…