Category: sparkling

Is Piquette a New Low Alcohol Beverage Option for BC Winemakers?

Piquette Rouge from Red Bird

Our drinking habits change over time.  The wines that Baby Boomers enjoy the most may be completely different from what GenX prefers to drink.  There is also a change in environmental awareness.  Many of us want to reduce, reuse, and…

Earth Day April 22, Climate Change, and Champagne’s Adaptations

Earth from Space (Image courtesy NASA)

Did you know that Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day?  There are many environmental and climate challenges for us to overcome to help the earth’s biosphere become healthier.  Wineries from around the world are doing their part to help.  The…

Champagne Shipped Nearly 21 Million Bottles To U.S. In 2020

Champagne shipments to the USA (Graphic Credit Champagne Bureau, USA)

COVID has affected all of us, both at home and at work.  There has been an impact on wineries and wine regions from around the world.  I received this press release from the Champagne Bureau, USA about the amount of…

Hop Over to Provence Marinaside for an Easy Easter Dinner

Provence Marinaside Heat and Eat

Another holiday is coming soon; Easter.  If you celebrate Easter, or you just enjoy the Spring time and wonderful weather, and food, you may want to order Provence Marinaside’s Easter Heat and Eat Dinner.  It looks delicious, has a few…

Celebrating Winemaker Lynzee Schatz from TIME Winery on International Women’s Day

Lynzee Schatz winemaker at TIME Estate Winery (Image courtesy Evolve Cellars)

Yesterday, I wrote about my participation in International Women’s Day with a virtual wine tasting of wines by TIME Winery and Evolve Cellars.  The two wines were the Evolve Pink Effervescence and the TIME Winery Syrah 2018. We were told…

Celebrating International Women’s Day By Virtual Tasting With TIME Winery

International Women's Day By Virtual Tasting With TIME Winery members and media

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate…

Curb Your Grilling Craving with some Winter BBQ ideas with Armstrong Cheese

Jerk chicken burger or bahn mi cheese burger

It’s getting bone-chilling cold across Canada.  Even in balmy Vancouver, the temperatures may go down to -10 degrees C.  You think about the summer and bbq, but that seems so far away.  Armstrong Cheese sent me an email with a…