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The Latest Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Quill Pinot Gris 2021 and Quill Pinot Noir 2020

Have you tried the Quill series of wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery on Vancouver Island.  Their Quill series grapes come from vineyards on the Island.  The winery can pick and choose and blend the wines from these grapes to…

A Conversation with Winemaker Galen Barnhardt from Monte Creek Winery at VanWineFest 2022

Winemaker Galen Barnhardt from Monte Creek Winery

At the Vancouver International Wine Festival, in the Tasting Room, I did have a chance to go through a flight of Monte Creek Winery wines with Winemaker Galen Barnhardt.  Below is a discussion of the wines with Galen.  Mostly Galen…

Bodega Los Bermejos: Wines from the Canary Islands

Bodega Los Bermejos Malvasia Seco 2021, Listan Negro MC 2021, Listan Negro Tradicional 2021, and Malvasia Brut Nature 2019 wine bottles

Today was an eye-opening experience for me tasting wines from the Canary Islands.  I had never heard of wines from these islands, but I learned in this trade seminar by speaker Iain Philip, and agent, World Wine Synergy, that grapevines…

Two Wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery for the Holidays

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Estate Pinot Gris 2020 and Estate Pinot Noir 2019

Here are two BC wines you may want to consider serving with meals or with appetizers before your main meal during the holidays. Blue Grouse Estate Winery Estate Pinot Noir 2019 and Pinot Gris 2020.  The grapes are harvested from…

Cornucopia 2021 Signature Tasting: Andrew Peller Great Estates Regional Tasting

Andrew Peller Great Estates Regional Tasting at Cornucopia

The Andrew Peller beverage company over the past few years brought in five BC wineries into their portfolio.  Andrew Peller also owns wineries in the Niagara region in southern Ontario.  For Cornucopia 2021, I and a COVID safely separated group…