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Have You Tried The Second Vintage of Winemaker’s CUT?

Winemakers CUT bottles of wine

Winemaker’s CUT is a boutique winery south of Oliver, BC owned by Michal and Martina Mosny.¬† They undertake sustainable farming, hand harvest their grapes, adhere to zero pesticides, low sulphur¬†use, and let the wines develop naturally to express the characteristics…

Completing My Tour with Culmina Family Estate Winery

Culmina gate

My final winery visit was with Culmina Family Estate Winery located in Oliver, just around the corner from Road 13 Vineyards.¬† I had been planning on visiting this winery since it opened but have not yet had a chance.¬† I…

Pairing Maison Ogier’s Wines with BC Cuisine at Provence Marinaside

Ogier wine with seared duck breast at Provence Marinaside

In my previous article about Maison Ogier and their wines from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, I told you about the four different soil types and their effects on the grapes’ flavours in the wines.¬† In this article, I take you through tasting some…

Learning about Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Wines of Maison Ogier

The Ogier Expression de Terroir Wines in glasses

What do you know about Chateauneuf-du-Pape?¬† How many grape varieties are permitted in the blend?¬† How many soil types are there in Chateauneuf-du-Pape?¬† Raphael Pommier, an Associate Winemaker at Maison¬†Ogier, spoke to us about the history of the winery and…

3 Top Pacific NorthWest Cuisine Restaurant Wine Lists in Vancouver

Open faced smoked salmon sandwich from Farmers Apprentice (Image courtesy Farmer's Apprentice)

Have you ever wondered which wines go well with our Pacific Northwest Cuisine?¬† Maybe you want to buy a bottle to enjoy at home, to take to a friend’s dinner, or maybe order at a restaurant.¬† I checked out the…

My Spanish Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

Dynamic Spain seminar flight of wines at VanWineFest 2018

Did you know that Spain‚Äôs wine heritage is at least three thousand years old?¬† Yet, you may not know much about Spanish wine, except for perhaps Rioja red wines and Spanish Cava.¬† Tempranillo is the best-known grape from Spain, being…

My Portuguese Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

Portugal flag

Portugal is more than just port wine. ¬†That is where most people‚Äôs experience with Portuguese wines may have started and stopped, but Portuguese wines are so much more. ¬†I quite enjoy the red and white blends from Portugal. They are…

DYNAMIC SPAIN Seminar at VanWineFest 2018

Spain has had a long history of winemaking, from classic Riojas, newer Mencia from Bierzo, to Cavas¬†and more. During the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I and several other attendees joined Master of Wine, Barbara Philip¬†to explore a wide range of…