Tag: Kootenays

The BC Wine Industry Welcomes Six New Sub-GIs

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

In BC we relatively quickly learned that cooler climate grapes, like Riesling, did better in the north Okanagan, and warmer climate grapes, like Syrah, did better in the south Okanagan.  Similarly cooler climate grape varieties in the Fraser Valley and…

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Chardonnay 2018 and Terraces Pinot Noir 2020

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Chardonnay 2018 and Terraces Pinot Noir 2020

Today I have two wines from Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery in Creston to taste.  Their Chardonnay 2018 and Terraces Pinot Noir 2020.  Did you know that Chardonnay is an offspring of Pinot Noir with Gouais Blanc?  Both these wines come with…

2 Baillie-Grohman Wines To Impress on Valentine’s Day

Salmon pinwheel and Baillie-Grohman wines for Valentine's Day

I thought I would offer you more suggestions for wine and food pairings for Valentine’s Day.  I picked two wines from the four wines I received from Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery in Creston to cook with salmon with shrimp stuffed pinwheels…

Getting Back to Our First BC Trade Wine Tasting Event During COVID – My Selections

Local Flights tasting

It was about 18 months ago since I, and other wine trade people, were able to get together and taste BC wines.  We all arrived wearing masks. Some of us with different haircuts, glasses, etc., so you may have to…

A Virtual Preview of the BC 2020 Vintage with 3 Winemakers

Singletree Rosé 2020, Cliff and Gorge Vineyards Pinot Auxerrois 2020, and Baillie-Grohnam Rosé 2020 wines

In November 2020, I interviewed a few BC winemakers about their current harvest. From their discussions, I determined that overall the growing season was average, but there was a cooler rainy spring. August and September had good weather. Harvest started…

COVID-19 Precautions at BC Winery Tasting Rooms When You Visit

BC wine regions map

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessening of restrictions people will want to meet and move about.  Dr. Henry has asked people in BC to travel within our province.  During the summer many people travel to the Okanagan where there…