Category: Okanagan

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…

Celebrate The Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Pig with Wine

Chinese New Year of the Brown Pig (Image courtesy www.thechinesezodiac.org)

February 5, 2019 is the Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Pig.   In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. 2019 is supposed to be a great year to make money, and a good year to invest. According…

A Sneak Peek at the Wines of the International Wine Festival 2019

Louis M Martini Winery Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Painted Rock Estate Winery Cabernet Franc and Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019 starts February 23.  A big part of the festival is attending the International Festival Tasting Room that has 160 wineries attending, pouring a total of 1450 wines.  How do you know which wineries you…

Come Meet Vines Stars from California and Around the World at VanWineFest 2019

Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie from Okanagan Crush Pad (Image courtesy Okanagan Crush Pad)

We are getting closer to VanWineFest 2019 and the stars are aligning.  The stars you can see at the Vancouver International Wine Festival Tasting come from our theme region, California, as well as from around the world, and even from…

A Data Analytics View of MyWinePal’s Top Rated Wines for 2018

BC red wine word cloud for 2018

For the past few years, I have been posting my Top-Rated White, Sparkling, and Red wines for the current year of tasting.  This year I posted my Top-Rated wines for 2018.  My articles with ratings: MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White and Sparkling Wines for 2018

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

I tasted through many years this year through Trade tastings with agents and BC VQA wineries, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, visits to wineries, and personal purchases.  I rate all the wines I taste from 1 to 5 stars.  Fortunately,…

Tinhorn Creek Medals at the 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition

Tinhorn Creek winning wines

The holiday season is very busy with wine-related press releases.  Here is my second press release for the day; this one from Tinhorn Creek and their bounty of medals won at the 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition.  There may…

An Elegant Vintage Led by an Exceptional Team at Phantom Creek Estates

Phantom Creek Estates logo

I received this press release from Phantom Creek Estates in the Oliver area about their latest vintage, plus the promotion of one of their staff to Oenologist.  Below is the press release.  Plus if you want to read about this harvest…