Tag: syrah

Pairing Two Mt. Boucherie Big Red Wines with Grilled Ribeye Steak

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Merlot 2018 and Reserve Syrah 2018

What goes best with a grilled ribeye steak? A big red wine.  Well, I am lucky to have two big red wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna.  I received their 2018 Merlot and 2018 Reserve Syrah to…

2019 BC Wine Grape Acreage Report Shows Continued Growth Of The BC Wine Industry

2019 BC Wine Grape Acreage Report

Have you ever wondered what are the most widely planted vitis vinifera grapes in BC, or how about how many wineries we now have? The new 2019 B.C. Wine Grape Acreage Report is out and provides us with an update…

California Wines Release on May 29 at BC Liquor Stores

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, BC Liquor Stores will release an exciting selection of California wines. The outstanding collection features iconic names from Napa Valley including Hillside Reds as well as a focus on the new California with Rhône-style gems…

Seaside Pearl The Connaught Syrahs from the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery The Connaught wine labels

I do enjoy scientific experiments, especially if it is related to wine.  This day I had a chance to experience both.  I received two Syrahs from the 2018 vintage made by Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery, with one from the Similkameen…

Tasting BC Wine in the Winemaker’s CUT Virtual Tasting Room

Michal Mosny from Winemaker's CUT welcoming guests

“Necessity is the mother of invention” is a well-known proverb.  Over the last year, COVID has forced us to be inventive in some ways in the ways that we live our lives.  This too is true for BC wineries. There…

Gérard Bertrand and Two Biodynamic GSM Blends

Gérard Bertrand Terroir Corbieres and Gran Terroir Les Aspres 2017

Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre blends (GSM) are full-bodied, full of flavour, and please people that enjoy big, hearty red wines. This blend of grapes also makes the famous red Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines. I have two GSM wines from Gérard Bertrand from the…

The Languedoc and Gérard Bertrand’s Terroir St Chinian

Gérard Bertrand Terroir St Chinian, 2016

If you attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020, you may have had the opportunity to meet Gérard Bertrand and taste his wines from the Languedoc region. I was lucky to also attend his Masterclass where he went in-depth into the…

Celebrating Winemaker Lynzee Schatz from TIME Winery on International Women’s Day

Lynzee Schatz winemaker at TIME Estate Winery (Image courtesy Evolve Cellars)

Yesterday, I wrote about my participation in International Women’s Day with a virtual wine tasting of wines by TIME Winery and Evolve Cellars.  The two wines were the Evolve Pink Effervescence and the TIME Winery Syrah 2018. We were told…