Category: VQA

Taste of the Okanagan Partners with Mamas for Mamas to ‚ÄúSpread‚ÄĚ the love with new Ros√© Wine Jelly

Taste of the Okanagan Specialty Foods

Do you like Ros√© Wine Jelly?¬† How about adding some pink peppercorns in?¬† Maybe put on a cracker with a slice of brie and enjoy with a glass of ros√© wine?¬† And to top it off, help relieve family poverty!¬†…

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…

France and Germany Meet at Monte Creek Ranch

Monte Creek Ranch Chardonnay and Riesling 2018

Chardonnay and Riesling are noble variety grapes from France, most notably from Burgundy, and from Germany respectively.¬† There has always been a rivalry between people that like one or the other better.¬† Chardonnay comes in a variety of styles from…

A New Wine Producing Region (sub-GI) Recognized on Vancouver Island

Blue Grouse Vineyard (Image Courtesy Blue Grouse Estate Winery)

British Columbia wineries continue to define distinct grape-growing regions, known as a sub-geographical indication (sub-GI).¬† This week we received this announcement that our next sub-GI has been successfully accepted by the BC government.¬† It is on Vancouver Island; the Cowichan…

Two Aromatic White Wines from 50th Parallel Estate Winery

50th Parallel Estate Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer 2019

The first two wines from 50th Parallel Estates Winery for me to taste are aromatic whites that you would find in the Alsace region of France, but of course these wines are located in Lake Country.¬† The two wines I…

Seeing the Forest or the Trees with Two Haywire Pinot Gris Wines

Haywire Pinot Gris 2019 and Haywire Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris 2018 with wines in glass

Are you seeing the forest or the trees? An airliner or a bird’s eye view? General or more specific? That is what I wondered as I tasted these two bottles of Pinot Gris by Okanagan Crush Pad’s Haywire Wines from…