Category: Syrah

Rhone Grapes Done Right by Moon Curser Vineyards in Ososyoos

Moon Curser Vineyards Roussanne Marsanne 2021 and Syrah 2020

Today we are going on a journey tasting Rhone grape varieties; Syrah for red grapes, and Roussanne and Marsanne for white grape varieties. You may have heard of Syrah. BC Syrah is quite well-known for its quality, but Roussanne and…

The French Influence on the Southern Hemisphere

French Influence in Southern Hemisphere Wines

Winemaking has been around for hundreds of years.  We are very familiar with wines coming from Europe, in particular France, where we talk about Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne.  We typically call Europe the “Old World” wine region, while wines made…

2 Quality Red Wines From Frind Estate Winery at VanWineFest 2022

Frind Estate Winery Midnight and The Premier 2020

I am really enjoying these two red wines from Frind Estate Winery in West Kelowna..  I poured their Midnight 2020, made from 100% Marechal Foch grapes, and their The Premier 2020, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Regent,…

Clay Amphora and Concrete Vessels Making Wine At Okanagan Crush Pad

Okanagan Crush Pad Narrative Syrah Viognier 2018 and Haywire Pinot Noir 2020

Clay and concrete vessels are two more historical materials that have been used to ferment grape must into wine. But both have been having a comeback in the last few years. I have two wines from Okanagan Crush Pad. The…