Tag: Baillie-Grohman

Baillie-Grohman: Vibrant Wines from BC Kootenay’s Region

 mywinepal  June 15, 2018

Creston, BC is probably not what you first think of when someone mentions a grape growing and wine-producing region in BC. But it is. And it has a long history of orchard fruit production.  I found this out on my recent trip to the interior.  I knew that the Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery is located in Creston, and I know they produce very good…

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MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White, Sparkling, and Fortified Wines for 2017

 mywinepal  December 25, 2017

This past year I tasted a tremendous number of wines from around the world, but some wines really resonated with me.  It may have been the great balance of fruit, sugar, acidity for a white wine, or the fruit, tannins and minerality in a red wine, or something else. Something that made the wine stand above the other wines.  Could…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About BC Pinot Noir

 mywinepal  November 28, 2016

My journey is complete. After many emails, printing of tasting note sheets, receiving deliveries of BC Pinot Noir, writing tasting notes, locating BC Pinot Noir vineyards, correlating BC Pinot Noir wines with soil and with latitude using a GIS, and making a cool interactive BC Pinot Noir map is complete. But maybe it is also the start of a new…

The Latest BC VQA Wines for You to Enjoy in 2016

 mywinepal  September 25, 2016

I love to support our BC wineries.  I watched over the many years as the number of wineries has grown as well as the quality improved.  Wine critics from here as well as around the world, have tasted our wines, celebrated the quality, and told others.  Now you can find BC wines around the world, from Hong Kong to London….

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10 Tasty BC Wines from the 2016 Bloom VQA Spring Release

 mywinepal  June 2, 2016

The latest releases from BC’s VQA wineries is out, and I’m sure you are wondering which wines would be great on the patio this summer.  Here are 10, mostly white, wines for you to enjoy: Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Recolte Blanche 2015 – A blend of Pinot Pris, Schoenburger, Kerner and Gewürztraminer.  Very aromatic with sweet spices, lychee and stone fruit aromas.  Off-dry,…

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BC Pinot Noir Review: Our Samples for the Review

 mywinepal  May 12, 2016

Since I published my initial article, How Does BC Pinot Noir Express Terroir?, I have been receiving bottles of BC Pinot Noir from the 2013 and 2014 vintages, with a few from 2012.  The wineries who has graciously provided me with their wines for this study are: Thornhaven Estates Sperling Vineyards Burrowing Owl Niche Wine Co. Volcanic Hills Seven Directions…

Welcoming our BC VQA Wines – Fall Release

 mywinepal  October 1, 2011

I’ve been told that over the past two decades, the Wines of British Columbia have truly come of age.  Wines are produced in the Okanagan, the Similkameen, the Fraser Valley, the Gulf Islands and on Vancouver Island.  Cool climate to desert conditions let us produce a wide range of wines and wine styles.  At the BC VQA Wines Fall Release,…