Wednesday Wine Reviews

  2015 Red Chaberton Langley, BC $15.00 Garnet red in colour tinged with purple and medium-deep intensity. Earthy, smoky notes on the nose along with dark fruit and black pepper undertones. Good balance with firm ripe tannins. The palate shows flavours of bright red fruit and smoky meat followed by a medium-plus finish. This is…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

2014 Splash River Stone Oliver, BC $18.90 This wine is a blend of Viognier, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer which all bring something to the glass. The wine is pale straw in colour with medium-light intensity. The nose is fruit forward with aromas of tree fruit, stone fruit wet stones and a hint of spice. Good…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

2014 Pinot Noir Arrowleaf Lake Country, BC $17.90 This refreshing pinot noir is garnet red in colour with medium-light intensity. Bright cherry and raspberry on the nose with some earthy undertones. Medium-bodied with good balance and smooth ripe tannins. The flavours echo the nose and are followed by a medium-plus finish. Serve with salmon, chicken…

Speed Tasting with Play Estate Winery

  After visiting some local restaurants with samples of Play Estate wines, Donita Dyer, Territory Sales Manager at Empson Wines Canada, arranged an intimate impromptu gathering at Provence Marinaside with Play Estate General Manager and winemaker, Mohamed Awad. Play Estates, one of Penticton’s newest wineries, opened its doors just last summer. It is situated along…

Etsell Family introduces ‘Siggy’ to the Fraser Valley

Singletree Releases First Wines of 2016 Vintage What: Singletree Spring Release Where: Singletree Winery (5782 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford) When: Saturday, April 8 (12-5:30pm) Cost: FREE and open to all. This will be the very first chance to sample and purchase the 2016 ‘Siggy’ (aka: the winery’s flagship Siegerrebe wine: floral, rich, flavourful), the 2016 Rosé (enticing, fresh,…

Spring has Sprung at Blue Grouse Estate Winery & Vineyard

  Winery and Vineyard of 2017, named by Luxury Travel Guide  Now that the Cowichan Valley is thawing out, Blue Grouse Estate Winery‘s Spring Schedule is blooming with activity. Here’s everything you need to know: Winery and Vineyard of the Year 2017 Hot news! The Luxury Travel Guide has named Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard the best in Canada…

Wines of British Columbia go to New York City for a Spectacular Celebration of BC Wine and Seafood

  The Wines of British Columbia and Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise have partnered to bring an exciting Canadian West Coast wine and culinary celebration to the James Beard House in New York on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.   Six wineries from two of British Columbia’s wine regions, the Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley, and acclaimed Executive Chef Ned Bell…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

2015 Cliffhanger Red Moraine Penticton, BC $17.50 This is a blend of Merlot and Malbec. Garnet red with medium-deep intensity. Bright red berries, red currants, strawberry jam, brambles along with hints of earth and spice. Good balance. The bright fruit carries through onto the palate followed by a medium finish. Serve with a T-bone steak,…

BC Wine Chat Walk-About

Taking advantage of the fact that Vancouver was teeming with winery owners and winemakers, the BC Wine Appreciation Society held it’s own mini wine festival. It was scheduled to coincide with the weekly Wednesday night #BCWineChat that takes place on Twitter. BC Wine Chat is the brainchild of Tinhorn Creek owner Sandra Oldfield. Each week,…

Mirabel Vineyards Announces Debut Release – Reimer Family focused on terroir-driven Pinot Noir

Doug and Dawn Reimer are pleased to launch their inaugural Mirabel Vineyards wine with the release of the 2015 Pinot Noir, sourced exclusively from their South East Kelowna hilltop estate and vineyard overlooking the Okanagan Valley. Mirabel, meaning “of wondrous beauty”, perfectly represents the Reimer family’s stunning South East Kelowna hilltop estate and vineyard overlooking…