A Tasting Through the Antinori Estates Wines

A selection of Antinori Estates wines

It is not every day that you get invited to a portfolio tasting of wines from Italy’s Antinori Estates.  Many of you have probably heard of their most famous wine, Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT, a Super Tuscan, that helped…

Sparkling and Fortified Wines for the Holidays

A selection of sparkling wines for the holidays

The holiday season will soon be upon us.  When I turned on a local FM radio station today they were already playing Christmas songs.  It’s time to start stocking up on wines to celebrate with friends and family.  Sparkling wines…

A Few BC VQA Wine Picks from the Swirl Fall Wine Release 2022

Swirl Around BC Trade and Media Tasting Nov 2022

This was the first Swirl Around BC trade tasting since the COVID lockdown where you could actually walk around tables, talk to winery principals and have them pour their wines for you.  Earlier in the day, I attended the Masterclass…

Winemaker’s CUT Bohemian Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Winemaker's CUT Bohemian Cabernet Franc 2020 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Winemaker’s CUT from Oliver, BC, has made two quite unique tasting red wines; their Bohemian Cabernet Franc 2020 and Bohemian Cabernet Sauvignon 2020.  The lively acidity in both wines makes the dark berry fruit flavours quite juicy.  For those of…

Two Winemaker’s Dinners with Biodynamic Trailblazer Frédéric Sigonneau of Domaine de l’R

Biodynamic wines from Domaine de l'R

Have you ever had a chance to taste a wine made from biodynamic methods in the vineyard and at the winery?  I have found that biodynamic wines have a brightness or liveliness to them. You have an opportunity to enjoy…