Tag: riesling

Wine, Beer, Cider, and Spirits at JAK’s During BC Day

The JAK's wine, beer, cider, and spirits package sm

You may have noticed some of my recent Instagram posts showing wines, beer, cider, and spirits from JAK’s liquor stores.¬† They provided me with these samples to show you what you could enjoy over the BC Day long weekend.¬† It…

2020 All Canadian Wine Championships Have Big Winners from Kamloops

Monte Creek Ranch vineyard manager Miguel with Best White Wine of The Year - Riesling Reserve

I have been telling all my readers about the quality of wines coming from Kamloops.¬† The 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships just announced their winners, and Kamloops wineries have brought in more medals.¬† Here is the press release from the…

1847 till Today: Australia’s Wine History with Yalumba and Pewsey Vale

Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2018, the Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2019, Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016, and the Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Shiraz 2017

1847 was an important year in Australian wine as two things happened. First John Gilbert who moved from Britain to Australia planted Riesling and other grapes in the Eden Valley in what is known as the Pewsey Vale Vineyard.¬† This…

France and Germany Meet at Monte Creek Ranch

Monte Creek Ranch Chardonnay and Riesling 2018

Chardonnay and Riesling are noble variety grapes from France, most notably from Burgundy, and from Germany respectively.¬† There has always been a rivalry between people that like one or the other better.¬† Chardonnay comes in a variety of styles from…

Why Not Try 2 Different 2019 Rieslings from Harper’s Trail?

Harper's Trail Thadd Springs Vineyard Pioneer Block Riesling and Silver Mane Block Riesling 2019

I’ve always enjoyed comparing these 2 Riesling wines from Harper’s Trail Estate Winery from Kamloops. The wines are always different yet come from the same vineyard, just different blocks. I’ve written about past vintages of these wines that you can…

Quick Review: Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Riesling 2019

Mt. Boucherie Riesling 2019 with wine in glass

BC does great Riesling.¬† Our dry hot summer days followed by chill desert nights allows the fruit to fully ripen while keeping the acidity in the grapes.¬† Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna provided me with a bottle of…

Let’s Have a Narrative About Riesling Before I Go Haywire With Chardonnay!

Okanagan Crush Pad's Narrative Riesling 2018 and Haywire Secrest Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 with wine in glass

Okanagan Crush Pad has a few different labels that they produce wine under.¬† I think they like being able to produce different styles of wines through these different labels. Two labels are Narrative and Haywire. They describe Haywire as “Haywire…

Try Some Riesling and Pinot Noir from Dirty Laundry Vineyard?

Dirty Laundry Riesling 2019 and Pinot Noir 2018 with wine in glass sm

Riesling and Pinot Noir are two of my favourite grape varieties.¬† I’ve done an analysis on these grapes and their aromas and flavours in the Okanagan before and saw that the soils and latitude that the vineyards are located have…