Tag: chardonnay

Monte Creek Winery Announces Record Wine Wins In 2020

Winemaker Galen Barnhardt and General Manager Erik Fisher with the 2020 All Canadian Wine Champions Founder’s Award for Best Overall Performance.

In BC we love to celebrate the success of our wineries both locally and abroad.  Monte Creek Winery in Kamloops is one winery in our newer wine regions, the Thompson Valley, that is having success and would like to share…

Quick Reviews: Church & State’s Coyote Bowl Series Chardonnay 2017 and Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Church & State Wines Coyote Bowl Series Chardonnay 2017 and Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Here are my last two wines to review for you from Church & State Wines.  They grow grapes and produce wines from both their Vancouver Island and their Okanagan vineyard/winery sites.  The two wines I tasted for this article are…

Brasil, a Sparkling New World Seminar at Vinexpo New York

Brasilian stereotypes

The Vancouver International Wine Festival in 2021 host countries were slated to be from South America.  One of the countries, Brasil, is one that I have heard makes wine, but never had a chance to try.  With COVID, I understand…

A Chardonnay and Pinot Gris from Spearhead Winery You Need to Try

Spearhead Chardonnay Clone 95 2018 and Pinot Gris Golden Retreat Vineyard 2019 sm

What do you know about Chardonnay Clone 95? It is originally from Burgundy, and is grown by Spearhead Winery in Kelowna, BC. Clone 95 makes full-bodied, intensely flavoured, medium yield Chardonnay clusters. Spearhead Winery barrel ferments this wine in 100%…

Memories of Chilean Wine and Hospitality – Santiago, Valparaiso, and the Casablanca and Aconcagua Valleys

Santiago Metropolitan Park via the Funicular of Santiago

With the lockdown on travel due to COVID-19, I thought I’d look back at some of my trips to wine regions around the world.  One of my memorable trips was to Chile in October 2009 where I toured around Santiago,…