Category: sparkling

September is Sparkling with Church & State Wines

Church & State Wines Sparkling Pinot Gris and Frizzante Muscat 2017

Summer is winding down, unfortunately. But sparkling wine can be enjoyed year round.¬† It does feel nicer though when you are outside on your patio enjoying sparkling wine with family or friends.¬† Here are two tasty sparkling wines from Church…

Quick Review: Bizou + Yukon BEE-zoo Bubbles 2018

Bizou + Yukon

Bizou + Yukon¬†are two Great Pyrenees who document their travels, visit other winery dogs, and share what it‚Äôs like to live in Summerland at the Okanagan Crush Pad.¬† They, the dogs, launched a wine brand and I was provided with…

Try 2 Sparkling Wines from Monte Creek Ranch this Summer

Monte Creek Ranch Sparkling 2019 and Sparkling Rosé 2019

When we drink wine, we probably think of wines made from vitis vinifera grapes like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Syrah.¬† But there are grapes that are a hybrid between vitis vinifera and another vitis species, such as labrusca…

2020 All Canadian Wine Championships Have Big Winners from Kamloops

Monte Creek Ranch vineyard manager Miguel with Best White Wine of The Year - Riesling Reserve

I have been telling all my readers about the quality of wines coming from Kamloops.¬† The 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships just announced their winners, and Kamloops wineries have brought in more medals.¬† Here is the press release from the…

Enjoy LULU Spritz this Summer and Help the BC Hospitality Foundation

LULU Spritz on ice on the patio

I picked up a four-pack of LULU Spritz Cans this week and since it is a hot day today I’m enjoying it on my patio before I get into the business of preparing dinner. LULU Spritz is a premium blend…

Quick Review: Narrative Sparkling XC Method Wine

Sparkling wine is always a pleasure for me to enjoy.¬† I shared this bottle of Narrative Sparkling XC Method wine, from Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, with a few friends on their garden patio, with the appropriate social distancing.¬† It…

A Quick Sip of the Latest Releases at Privato Winery in Kamloops

Privato welcome sign

On my recent trip to Kamloops I stopped at Harper’s Trail, Monte Creek Ranch, and Privato Vineyard and Winery.¬† At Privato I was able to spend a few quick minutes to try the latest releases of wines with their host…