Category: organic

A Quick Visit with Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery on Vancouver Island

Tasting room at Beaufort Vineyard & Winery

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery is a small family-run winery (by Sylie Senay and Rolland Tanguay and their son, Alex Guertin) in Courtney – Comox on Vancouver Island.  I had not heard of the winery, but as I was nearby…

Pairing Chateau La Coste 2021 Rose with Slow Smoked BBQ Pork

Chateau La Coste 2021 Rose with slow smoked BBQ pork

Rose wine with its fresh acidity and bright red fruit flavours works well with many food pairings. I decided to try pairing a bottle of Chateau La Coste 2021 Rosé from Provence, France, with a slow-smoked bbq pork shoulder I cooked…

Goldie and Fortuna Apple Ciders from Creek & Gully Cider

Creek & Gully Fortuna 2020 and Goldie 2019 ciders

I have two more apple ciders for you from Creek & Gully Cider in Penticton; their Fortuna 2020 and Goldie 2019.  PACS Certified Organic apples are used by Creek & Gully.  Fortuna is made with equal parts Red Delicious, Spartan,…

Being Certified Organic And Their Wines From Around the World

Fresco di Masi, Cono Sur, Haywire, and Faustino wine lineup

What do you know about certified organic wines?  Do you only have to not spray the grapes with synthetic pesticides and herbicides or is there more to it?  How do you know if a wine is made with organically grown…

Pink Lady and Newtown Granny Apple Ciders from Creek & Gully Cider

Creek & Gully Pink Lady and Newtown Granny Apple Ciders

As promised, with the start of summer and summer sunshine, I opened up two bottles of apple cider by Creek & Gully Cider from Penticton. I have their Creek & Gully Newtown Granny 2020 and their Pink Lady 2020 made…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Celebrates 10 Years of Accomplishments

Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Congratulations to Blue Grouse Estate Winery for making wines and helping out charities for their 10 years of being in business.  It takes a lot of work.  In case you haven’t tasted Blue Grouse wines or visited them on Vancouver…

A Conversation with Winemaker Galen Barnhardt from Monte Creek Winery at VanWineFest 2022

Winemaker Galen Barnhardt from Monte Creek Winery

At the Vancouver International Wine Festival, in the Tasting Room, I did have a chance to go through a flight of Monte Creek Winery wines with Winemaker Galen Barnhardt.  Below is a discussion of the wines with Galen.  Mostly Galen…

Bodega Los Bermejos: Wines from the Canary Islands

Bodega Los Bermejos Malvasia Seco 2021, Listan Negro MC 2021, Listan Negro Tradicional 2021, and Malvasia Brut Nature 2019 wine bottles

Today was an eye-opening experience for me tasting wines from the Canary Islands.  I had never heard of wines from these islands, but I learned in this trade seminar by speaker Iain Philip, and agent, World Wine Synergy, that grapevines…