Category: Syrah

Pairing Cheese with a BC Red and Ontario White VQA Wine

Gold Hill Syrah 2016 and Thirty Bench Small Lot Riesling, Wood Post Vineyard, 2015 wines paired with Cantonnier, Cheddar and Cendre de Lune cheeses

Wine and cheese pairings are great for holiday entertaining and when you want to enjoy by yourself. Today I have two VQA wines, one from BC, and one from Ontario, that I am pairing with a limited edition collectable box…

TIME Winery and McWatters Collection Brings Bordeaux Blends to You

HMC McWatters Collection Meritage 2017 and TIME Winery Fourth Dimension 2017

Do you know the meaning of the term “Meritage” for wines? It is a term developed by the California-based Meritage Alliance, that means a Bordeaux blend of grapes, without infringing on the term Bordeaux. Just like wineries around the world…

Enjoy Wine and Save the Environment with Sea Change Wines

Sea Change Sauvignon Blanc Pays D'Oc 2018 and Rosé Pays D'Oc 2018

I feel good about enjoying these two wines by Sea Change, which come from France.¬† Sea Change use renewable plant-based closures (corks) and the paper for the labels coming from certified sustainable forests and made partially from grape waste.¬† ¬†I…

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, Mourv√®dre, Viognier and Roussanne.¬† Syrah is making a mark for itself in BC’s Okanagan Valley.¬† Some say that it could be our signature red…