Tag: syrah

Checking Out Calliope’s Latest Releases

Calliope hummingbird

Who is Calliope Wines? The Wyse Family, founders of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, has a second label called Calliope, which pays homage to a tiny hummingbird found in southern British Columbia. The grapes for Calliope wines are sourced from local…

A Perfect Fathers Day Gift – Fuego Diablo Steaks and TIME Estate Syrah

Fuego Diablo Premium Steaks box

Yes, I know Father’s Day is a few days away, but here is a great wine and food pairing, which you could offer to your father or husband, on an IOU, if it takes too long to order both items.…

Learn About the Mysterious Road 13 Wines

Glasses and microphone

A mysterious postcard arrived in the mail inviting me to visit “the Family” and try some wine.  The Cosa Nostra maybe?  The address took me to a notorious location in downtown Vancouver, The Penthouse Night Club”.  Certainly a different location…

10 Wines You Should Try from Taste Washington 2015

Taste Washington

Definition of Impossible: Tasting all the great wines at Taste Washington.  With 232 wineries attending, according to my count, and 4 hours to taste, it is a daunting task.  I tried to divide my time about 40% tasting white wines,…

Heading into the Chinese New Year of the Wooden Sheep

Chinese Year of the Sheep 2015

Chinese Year of the Wooden Sheep According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “…Sheep is one of Chinese favorite animals…2013 is Snake year; 2014 is Horse year. Both of them are in Fire group. 2015 is the last year of Fire cycle. Sheep is the…