Category: VQA

A Tasty New Red, White, and Rose Release for Bartier Scholefield

Since Bartier Scholefield started producing their wines in 2011, in the Okanagan, BC, I have been fortunate to try them and write about them for you.  They have been keeping to their “Wine As Narrative“, telling us a story about…

MyWinePal Picks from the 2013 Colour BC VQA Fall Release Tasting

BC VQA Fall Release 2013

Have you ever felt like you have a daunting task, but persevere with the hope you will discover a few gold nuggets? I’m sure many BC prospectors felt this as they searched for gold in Barkerville and further north. This…

My Latest Tasting Notes For Bartier Scholefield Wines

Bartier Scholefield‘s slogan is “Wine is Narrative“, which I agree it is, at least maybe for boutique wineries, sourcing grapes from a small region.  In my previous article, BC Has a Wine Story, I talked about the story that wine…

Some Amazing Wine Finds at Colour BC VQA Fall Release

Colour BC VQA Fall Release tasting

BC wines are continuing to make strides around the world.  Last year BC wineries won more than 2000 medals in national and international competition according to the BC Wine Institute.  BC has over 208 wineries today.  We grow over 75…

Eighth Annual ChefmeetsBCGrape Celebrates Regionality with BC Food Designed for BC Wine

Have you ever attended ChefmeetsBCGrape before?  It is a great event where you get to try BC VQA wines, and wonderful food produced by top BC chefs.  The dishes prepared are from Ocean Wise partner restaurants, which is good IMHO…

Tasting the Latest Wine Releases from SpierHead Winery

I first met Bill Knutson, Proprietor of SpierHead Winery during the Spring VQA wine release in Vancouver.  We talked about their wines and Bill promised to send me a bottle of the new wines that would soon be released.  Fast…