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Two New Pinot Gris from Roche Wines – What’s the Difference?

Roche Wines Tradition Pinot Gris 2018 and Texture Pinot Gris 2020

I have two organically farmed Pinot Gris from Roche Wines, both coming from their Kozier Organic Vineyard located north of their winery on the Naramata Bench. Their 2018 Tradition Pinot Gris comes under cork with a heavier glass bottle, while…

My Interview with Skip Stothert from Coolshanagh – Inspired by Burgundy

Skip Stothert from Coolshanagh and Karl MyWinePal

To follow up on my tasting notes for the Coolshanagh Chardonnay 2017, I had a chance to interview Skip Stothert, owner, about some of the history of this winery and how COVID has affected them.  Enjoy. My Interview with Skip…

Getting the Goods on Upper Bench’s Wine and Cheese

Upper Bench Winery's latest wine and Grey Baby cheese

If you have never tried wines from Upper Bench Winery & Creamery from the Naramata Bench you should. They are a small, family-run winery, owning 7 acres of vineyards, is naturally farmed, and takes a minimalist approach to winemaking; using…

Celebrating the Year of the Rooster for Chinese New Year with Wine

Chinese New Year Rooster 2017

Chinese New Year Day of the Rooster is on January 28, 2017. It is also known as the Female Fire Chicken year. Red is connected to the fire in Chinese tradition.  According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “…Chicken is a Female Metal. Female Metal is…

Naramata on the River – The Latest Vintages Release Reviewed

The New West Quay, overlooking the Fraser River, was the venue for the latest Naramata Bench wine release in the Vancouver area.  The number of wineries has increased each year that I have attended this event.  I did not count,…