Tag: semillon

TIME Family of Wines Reveals New Look with Release of 2020 Vintage

A new look for Evolve Cellars, Chronos and McWatters Collection

We heard about the purchase of TIME Family of Wines last year, but did not know where things would go for the wines.  We now have some answer, with a label refresh plus some new wines to the portfolio.  Here…

Sileni Circle Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2019

Sileni Circle Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2019

Sileni Circle Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2019 (NZ $25) Sileni were one of the very first Hawke’s Bay producers to leap into making classlc dry Semillon back in the early 2000’s. Before that, most wineries were using the variety…

2 Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

I paired for dinner a Japanese-style Sablefish dish with two wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery. They have their new, to me, MODEST WINES label. I opened their La Graves Robber 2020 (a Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon blend) and their…

It’s TIME to Enjoy a Viognier and a White Bordeaux Blend

TIME Viognier 2018 and White Meritage 2018

It’s TIME to review a Viognier and a White Meritage, Bordeaux, blend from TIME Winery. Both are from the 2018 vintage; the first vintage for TIME Winery by winemaker Lynzee Schatz. These were two of the wines offered for tasting…

BC’s Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview – The Warmer Golden Mile Bench, Similkameen Valley and Naramata Bench

BC Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview II

I attended online Part II of the BC Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview which welcomed winemakers from the Similkameen Valley, South Okanagan Valley (Golden Mile Bench) and BC’s new Sub-GI, Naramata Bench.  It was interesting to hear the differences and similarities…

Recommended Wines from Around the World at VanWineFest 2020

Recommended wines from around the world during VanWineFest 2020

Although France was the theme country this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a great contingent of wineries from around the world and from BC to pour their wines for us.  Below are wines that I enjoyed…