Tag: pinot gris

Overlooking the Okanagan Valley from Evolve Cellars

Trying the Red, White and Sparkling Wines of Evolve Cellars

 mywinepal  August 25, 2017

It is almost the end of summer, but the sun is still shining and we should get out onto the patio and enjoy fresh wine.  I received a box of wines to try from Evolve Cellars in Summerland, and inside there were two bottles of bubble, three white aromatics, a rose, and a silky red.  Okanagan white wines show off…

The Grange tasting room in PEC

Cool Climate Wines by Grange of Prince Edward

 mywinepal  August 22, 2017  1 Comment on Cool Climate Wines by Grange of Prince Edward

Where is Prince Edward County?  Is it somewhere on Prince Edward Island?  No, it’s in Ontario, between Toronto and Kingston, along Lake Ontario.  I would classify it as a peninsula, but it is not long and thin, rather it is more circular in shape.  And it’s a very cool climate area in Ontario; cooler than the Niagara region.  It’s so…

Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery tasting room

Tasting Wines from Beamsville Bench’s Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery

 mywinepal  August 17, 2017

After spending a weekend tasting Chardonnay wines at the i4C Celebration in Niagara-on-the-Lake, it was time for me to visit some wineries in the Niagara region on my own, and try other grape varieties as well.  I visited two wineries on the Beamsville Bench.  My first stop was Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery.   It is on a small rise and has…

Blue Grouse Winery (Credit Derek Ford)

The Latest Blue Grouse Wines: Pinots and More

 mywinepal  August 16, 2017

Cool climate wines are where the vibrant acidity and tart fruit flavours. Citrus trending to stone fruits for white wines, and red fruits like strawberries, raspberries and red cherries.  A cool climate region to consider for wines is Vancouver Island.  There are a few wineries there, and one in particular, Blue Grouse Estate Winery in Duncan, has been producing some…

Grapevines at Recline Ridge Winery

The Cooler Side of BC’s Emerging Wine Regions

 mywinepal  July 24, 2017

In my previous article, I divided BC’s emerging wine regions into a warmer and a cooler side.  In this article I would like to concentrate on the cooler side, which for me covers the Salmon Arm and Lake Country areas to the north of the Okanagan Valley.  Lake Country is warmer than Salmon Arm, which is to the north of…

The Hot Half of BC’s Emerging Wine Regions

 mywinepal  July 17, 2017

BC’s emerging wine regions is rather large and encompasses different climates and terroir.  From my tour to the region, the places that I visited I think can be divided into two sub-regions: the hot west, and the cooler northeast.  There is still an area to the southeast that I did not visit on this trip, so cannot comment on its…

BC wine regions map

Do You Know About BC’s Emerging Wine Regions?

 mywinepal  July 13, 2017

Everyone knows about the Okanagan Valley as a wine region, and some may also know about the Similkameen which is on the southwestern edge of the Okanagan, but what about BC’s emerging wine regions, covering the Kootenays, Lillooet and Thompson Shuswap?  I had a chance to go on a trip hosted by the Wines of BC to visit Lillooet and…

SpierHead Pinot Gris and Riesling labels

SpierHead Riesling and Pinot Gris for Summer

 mywinepal  June 25, 2017

It’s summer.  It’s hot.  You would like to enjoy a chilled glass of white wine on the patio.  Suggestions? I have been enjoying SpierHead Winery‘s wines for several years and writing about it.  SpierHead is located on the head of Spiers Road in Kelowna and thus the name.  I recently received their latest Riesling and Pinot Gris from the exceptional…

Bloom VQA Spring Release 2017

Spring 2017 is Blooming with BC Wine

 mywinepal  June 2, 2017

Finally, the sunny, warm weather is with us here in BC. Winter was dreadful, but now we can get out on the patio and enjoy some freshly vinified BC white wine. The 2016 harvest was very good in BC and produced wines with good flavour character and acidity. Recently I attended the Bloom BC VQA Spring Release Tasting and tasted…

Top Drop Vancouver

Top Drop Vancouver 2017 – An Authentic Experience

 mywinepal  May 28, 2017

This is my second year attending Top Drop Vancouver, where small-scale producers from around the world show us their hand crafted wines. According to Top Drop, “Our focus is terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. W e believe in the importance in farming one’s own fruit and/or being constantly engaged with grape-growers to ensure sustainability and a high…