Category: organic

Exciting Ros√© and Pinot Blanc from Okanagan Crush Pad’s Narrative Label

Narrative Pinot Blanc 2018 and Rose 2018 with wine in glass

I think I found my favourite, or one of my favourite, rose wines for our COVID-19 summer, and it’s from Okanagan Crush Pad.¬† Their Narrative Ros√© 2019, made from the Pinot Noir grape. I also tasted their Pinot Blanc and…

Let’s Have a Narrative About Riesling Before I Go Haywire With Chardonnay!

Okanagan Crush Pad's Narrative Riesling 2018 and Haywire Secrest Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 with wine in glass

Okanagan Crush Pad has a few different labels that they produce wine under.¬† I think they like being able to produce different styles of wines through these different labels. Two labels are Narrative and Haywire. They describe Haywire as “Haywire…

New Zealand Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the Other 45th Parallel Seminar

Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the Other 45th Parallel seminar with Cameron, John, David and Ronan

New Zealand is well-known for Sauvignon Blanc, but are there any other grape varieties we should know about?¬† Yes!¬† I attended a webinar with David Keck MS (USA), John Szabo MS (Canada), Ronan Sayburn MS (UK) and Cameron Douglas MS…

Winemaker’s CUT Estate and Heritage Wines Latest Releases

Winemaker's CUT wines

I have been enjoying tasting and writing about Winemaker’s CUT Estate Winery‘s wines since they first released their wines. Owners Michal¬†and¬†Martina Mosny undertake sustainable farming, hand harvest their grapes, adhere to zero pesticides, low sulphur use, and let the wines…

An Interview with Bernard Duseigneur from Domaine Duseigneur and his Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wines

Domaine Duseigneur logo

In an earlier article, I wrote about the flight of wines that I sampled with Bernard Duseigneur from his Chateauneuf-du-Pape vineyards.¬† Before we started to taste his wines together, I asked Bernard a few questions about how he grew into…

Welcome Domaine Duseigneur Wines at VanWineFest 2020

Domaine Duseigneur label with drawing of Catarina in background

We have new to our market in BC some exceptional wines from the Lirac and from Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape made by Domaine Duseigneur.¬† I had a preview of these wines and was able to interview Bernard Duseigneur, tasting through these wines and…