Category: sparkling

3 Ontario Winemakers Share their 2019 Harvest Experiences

Ontario grape harvest 2019

This is my second year interviewing winemakers in Ontario about their latest grape harvest and wine production.  To get a more complete picture of the harvest I asked the following questions to three winemakers in three different grape growing regions…

Celebrate VanWineFest 2020 with Taittinger Champagne

Taittinger logo

Let’s welcome Taittinger and their beautiful Champagne to VanWineFest.  Hear them talk about their history and wines they will be pouring for us. About TAITTINGER The Taittinger family has managed the Champagne House for nearly a century. Its aim has…

Say Bonjour to Jean-Claude Mas and Château Paul Mas at VanWineFest 2020

Jean-Claude Mas

Welcome to Jean-Claude Mas and Château Paul Mas who will be at the VanWineFest 2020.  Read about their history and wines in their own words. About Jean-Claude Mas Jean-Claude Mas is a man who relishes a challenge. His story illustrates…

13th Annual Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting at Marquis Wine Cellars

Here is a charity event by Marquis Wine Cellars downtown where you can enjoy impressive Champagne and other bubbles and support the cure for Ovarian Cancer.  It is a free event but they request a donation for this worthy cause.…

Celebrating Italian Wines Here and Hopefully Soon in the BC Market

A Tasting of Wines from Italy

Italian wine always excites me.  I think it is the acidity in the wines and the in general red fruit flavours.  There is also a wide variety of wines from sparkling Prosecco and Franciacorta wines, and rosé/white/red wines made from…

A Quick Review of the Bisol Jeio Brut DOCG Valdobbiadene Prosecco

Bisol Jeio Brut DOC Valdobbiadene Prosecco label

Prosecco is still a hot sparkling wine for people to enjoy.  It is unpretentious and can be sipped at any time. Today I had a chance to review the Bisol Jeio Brut DOCG Valdobbiadene Prosecco.  Brut, the driest version of…

Proprietor’s Dinner Features Blue Mountain Single-Vineyard Pinot Noirs at Provence Marinaside

Provence Marinaside logo

I love Pinot Noir wine.  Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars in Okanagan Falls may be better known for their sparkling wines, but they also produce very good quality Pinot Noir wines.  Provence Marinaside is one of my favourite restaurants in…