Category: Syrah

Memories of Chilean Wine and Hospitality – Santiago, Valparaiso, and the Casablanca and Aconcagua Valleys

Santiago Metropolitan Park via the Funicular of Santiago

With the lockdown on travel due to COVID-19, I thought I’d look back at some of my trips to wine regions around the world.  One of my memorable trips was to Chile in October 2009 where I toured around Santiago,…

Be Seduced by Mt. Boucherie’s Pinot Noir and Syrah 2018

Mt. Boucherie Pinot Noir and Syrah 2018 with wines in glass

I have two very seductive red wines for you from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna.  The two grape varieties could not be more different; a Pinot Noir and a Syrah.  The Pinot Noir grapes comes from the Similkameen…

Narrative Rhone Grape-Based Wines and Brett

Narrative Viognier 2018 and Syrah Viognier 2018

Rhone Grapes Do you know which are the main grapes grown in the Rhone Valley? Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier and Roussanne.  Syrah is making a mark for itself in BC’s Okanagan Valley.  Some say that it could be our signature red…

Mills Reef Reserve Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

Mills Reef Winery Hawke's Bay Reserve Syrah 2018

Mills Reef Reserve Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 (NZ $24.95) Green peppercorn, violet and blueberry aromatics stand shoulder to shoulder with bright plum and cherry flavours  and then they hold hands and do the Gay Gordons (remember primary school folk-dancing?) with…

BOHO and Bohemian Wines from Winemaker’s CUT For You

Winemaker's CUT BOHO Beat and Zen and Bohemian Cuvee rouge wine

I have 3 “Bohemian” wines for you from Winemaker’s CUT in the south Okanagan to tell you about.  Have you ever tried Lambrusco wine?  One of the BOHO wines by Winemaker’s CUT reminds me of it.  BOHO wines are a…

Winemaker’s CUT Estate and Heritage Wines Latest Releases

Winemaker's CUT wines

I have been enjoying tasting and writing about Winemaker’s CUT Estate Winery‘s wines since they first released their wines. Owners Michal and Martina Mosny undertake sustainable farming, hand harvest their grapes, adhere to zero pesticides, low sulphur use, and let the wines…