Category: Similkameen

The BC Wine Industry Welcomes Six New Sub-GIs

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

In BC we relatively quickly learned that cooler climate grapes, like Riesling, did better in the north Okanagan, and warmer climate grapes, like Syrah, did better in the south Okanagan.  Similarly cooler climate grape varieties in the Fraser Valley and…

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…

Two Red Wines to Ease You Into the Fall from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2019 and SUMMIT 2018

My first two red wines to review in September, after having the mywinepal.com website down.  If you didn’t hear, a hacker was able to get into the servers of my ISP and wipe out many of the servers, including the one…

2 Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

I paired for dinner a Japanese-style Sablefish dish with two wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery. They have their new, to me, MODEST WINES label. I opened their La Graves Robber 2020 (a Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon blend) and their…

Two Sides of Cabernet With Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery Lover's Lane Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

With Dr. Henry lifting restrictions for us being able to travel within our zone for recreation purposes, I present you with two “Lover’s Lane” wines by Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery. One is a Cabernet Franc and the other Cabernet Sauvignon,…

Seaside Pearl The Connaught Syrahs from the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery The Connaught wine labels

I do enjoy scientific experiments, especially if it is related to wine.  This day I had a chance to experience both.  I received two Syrahs from the 2018 vintage made by Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery, with one from the Similkameen…

Corcelettes Wine Sales Support BC Hospitality Charity

Corcelettes Winery tasting room

Here is another way that you can support BC wine and hospitality workers during COVID.  Buy Corcelettes Estate Winery‘s wines and partial proceeds will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.  Here is the press release about how you can…