Category: riesling

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…

A Video Interview with Quails’ Gate Estate Winery at VanWineFest 2022

Caroline Tucker from Quails' Gate Winery

Do you know what are the top two varietal wines that Quails’ Gate Estate Winery from West Kelowna, BC produces?  I’ve written many times about my favourite red and white grape varieties here on mywinepal.com.  I have Caroline Tucker from…

VanWineFest 2022: The Global Cru Seminar

The Global Cru flight of wines

While the term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard or group of vineyards recognized for their superior quality. This seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival took us…

Let Me Tell You About the Wines of BC 2021 Vintage Preview

Wines of BC 2021 Vintage Preview

2021 was a year of extreme weather conditions in BC, which had an impact on BC grapes and wine production.  Temperature records were shattered in many regions.  I’ve been told that Kelowna, Kamloops, Osoyoos, and Lillooet were among 60 cities…

Frind Estate Winery Sparkling Brut for Your Pleasure at VanWineFest 2022

Frind NV sparkling wine

Are you a sparkling wine fan?  Do you like BC wine?  I have Frind Estate Winery’s Non-Vintage Brut sparkling wine made in the Methode Classique using Chardonnay and Riesling grapes. Methode Classique is the method used in Champagne where the…