Tag: BCWine

September is Sparkling with Church & State Wines

Church & State Wines Sparkling Pinot Gris and Frizzante Muscat 2017

Summer is winding down, unfortunately. But sparkling wine can be enjoyed year round.¬† It does feel nicer though when you are outside on your patio enjoying sparkling wine with family or friends.¬† Here are two tasty sparkling wines from Church…

Quick Review: Bizou + Yukon BEE-zoo Bubbles 2018

Bizou + Yukon

Bizou + Yukon¬†are two Great Pyrenees who document their travels, visit other winery dogs, and share what it‚Äôs like to live in Summerland at the Okanagan Crush Pad.¬† They, the dogs, launched a wine brand and I was provided with…

Wine, Beer, Cider, and Spirits at JAK’s During BC Day

The JAK's wine, beer, cider, and spirits package sm

You may have noticed some of my recent Instagram posts showing wines, beer, cider, and spirits from JAK’s liquor stores.¬† They provided me with these samples to show you what you could enjoy over the BC Day long weekend.¬† It…

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…

50th Parallel Estate Chardonnay and Rose for Your Summer Sipping

50th Parallel Estate Winery Chardonnay 2018 and Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

Do you ever drink white wine with BBQ?¬† If not, try a big, buttery, oaked Chardonnay like this one from 50th Parallel Estate Winery.¬† If you are still enjoying the Ros√© revolution I also have a Ros√© from 50th Parallel…

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…

Reaching the SUMMIT of Wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery SUMMIT 2017 with wine in glass

I’ve really enjoyed tasting through Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery‘s flight of newly released wines, and now I’ve reached the summit.¬† One of their top tier wines is known as the SUMMIT.¬†¬†This fantastic red wine is a blend from their top…