Tag: Blasted Church Vineyards

Mt. Boucherie Blaufrankisch 2017 label

Exploring Blaufränkisch: A Hidden Gem in British Columbia

 mywinepal  May 31, 2024  2 Comments on Exploring Blaufränkisch: A Hidden Gem in British Columbia

Nestled among the vineyards of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley lies a grape variety quietly making waves in the wine world – Blaufränkisch. Blaufränkisch, also known as Lemberger, traces its roots back to Central Europe, particularly Austria and Hungary. The grape is believed to have originated in the region of Lower Styria, now part of Slovenia, before spreading to neighbouring countries….

Evan Saunders from Blasted Church Vineyards

My Video Interview with Evan Saunders from Blasted Church Vineyards at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 27, 2024

My one and only video interview with a BC winery at VanWineFest 2024 was with Evan Saunders, winemaker, at Blasted Church Vineyards. Blasted Church is located in the Okanagan Falls area if you decide to visit this summer.  Evan talked to me about their sparkling wine, OMG 2016.  Have you ever tried this wine?  Did you know that it is…

BC Grape Harvest 2023 map

BC Winemaker’s Harvest 2023 Interview

 mywinepal  December 4, 2023

For the 2023 harvest, many winegrowers reported their earliest start on record due to a hot, sunny summer. What did Wines of British Columbia have to say? From Wines of British Columbia, “Going into the summer season BC wineries knew they were facing the challenge of a reduced wine grape crop. “A devastating extreme cold event in December 2022 impacted…

Township 7 Benchmark Series Fool's Gold Vineyard Viognier 2021 and Blasted Church Vineyards Viognier 2022

Viognier to Enjoy from BC’s Township 7 and Blasted Church VineyardsPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 17, 2023

Viognier is not a grape that you typically think of when you consider white wines in BC, but you should.  Although the grape originates from the northern Rhone Valley, which can get quite hot in the summer, the grape does well in our Okanagan Valley, which can have cooler and hotter vintages.  I have two Viognier wines from two separate…

Blasted Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Try Blasted Church Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 7, 2023

With all the pressures caused by winter weather freezing vines reducing the grape harvest this year and forest fires over the past several years, our BC wineries need your support.  I have two wines, one white and one red, from BC’s Blasted Church Vineyards to review for you.  Blasted Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022 is a white Bordeaux blend. …

Blasted Church Vineyards Merlot 2021

Enjoying Blasted Church Vineyards Merlot 2021 with Thanksgiving Steak DinnerPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 13, 2023

Not everyone likes turkey for their Thanksgiving meal or other holiday meal.  In case you are one of those people, I offer grilled striploin steak paired with BC’s Blasted Church Vineyards Merlot 2021.  Let me tell you about the wine first and then the food and wine holiday pairing. My Wine Tasting Notes Blasted Church Vineyards Merlot 2021 (BC $34)…

British Columbia Lieutenant Governor coat of arms

The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

Traditional Thanksgiving

A Few Wine Suggestions for Canadian Thanksgiving 2022

 mywinepal  October 5, 2022

Canadian Thanksgiving is on Monday, October 10, 2022.  You may be making a list of ingredients to buy for your Thanksgiving dinner.  A traditional / historical dinner with turkey or ham, brussel sprouts, yam, and mashed potatoes with gravy.  Or you may go other ways with roast beef, salmon, Beyond Meat, or other meat substitutes.  I like to think of…

BC wine for the holidays

BC Winery Special Offers for the 2022 Holiday Season

 mywinepal  October 3, 2022

With the Holiday Season coming up soon, you may want to celebrate it with BC wine.  I compiled a list of BC wineries that have special offers for you of their wines for the months of October and November.  Stock up as you can never have enough good wine.  Check in to this article over the next while as more…