Category: VQA

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…

Unexpected Wines from Crowsnest Vineyards in the Similkameen Valley

Lineup of Crowsnest Vineyards wines

Crowsnest Vineyards is located near Cawston in the Similkameen Valley in south-central BC.  This valley is cooler-climate with the valley running east-west and a breeze that passes through it to help give the valley it’s character.  I was surprised that…

Enjoy a Great Meal at Provence Marinaside for Dine Out Vancouver 2020

WILD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI WITH PRAWNS with Meyer Family Pinot Noir 2016 at Provence Marinaside

My third Dine Out Vancouver dinner was with good friends at Provence Marinaside in Yaletown.  Provence offers a $45 food menu plus $25 wine pairing, and it is totally worth it.  The food from Provence is top quality and a large…

Have You Tried Bordertown Winery’s Wines with Indian Cuisine?

Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar and Bordertown Cider & Winery

Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar has been serving up tasty Indian food in downtown Vancouver for several years.  I have had the pleasure of eating at Copper Chimney before and was recently invited to a food and wine pairing…

A Selection of BC Wine Gems from BC VQA 2019 Spring Wine Release

Bloom BC VQA Spring Release booklet

Riesling, Pinot Gris and Viognier were prominent in this BC VQA Spring wine release tasting.  It is not surprising as white wine releases are more common in the Spring while more red wines are released in the Fall.  Viognier though…