FREE MY GRAPES. ACT NOW!

  Support the growth of Canadian Wine!   Do your part today to support the growth of and access to local Canadian wines! It takes less than 30 seconds to send a letter to your provincial government asking for its help to permit Canadians the right to purchase and ship wine for personal use direct…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery

  We absolutely love the wines from The View Winery. Why are we so taken with the extensive line up of wines and Wards ciders from The View? What sets them apart from other Okanagan wines and ciders? Every bottle or can is filled with personality. Just like owner Jennifer Molgat the inspiration, perspiration, incentive, ambition…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery ends 2017 with a new look

  The winery’s new website truly captures the Vancouver Island wine experience Over the past five years, a lot has changed at Blue Grouse Estate Winery, and they are celebrating these changes with a new web look. Since the Brunner family purchased one of Cowichan Valley’s oldest estate vineyards and winery in 2012, they have given the…

Tricity International Food and Wine Festival – Part 2

    Marta Passio Reserva Brut Cava Rosé 2012          $31.22 Five varietals are used in this sparkling wine including Garnacha, which gives it its colour.   Albert Ponnelle Bourgogne Pinot Noir de la Chèvre Noire 2015            $29.49 This is a refreshing and affordable French pinot noir.   Narrative White        $19.49 This delightful white blend of…

LITTLE ZIGGY IS FIGHTING BACK

  Comox Valley’s 40 Knots Winery continues to battle with Loblaws   40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery continues their David and Goliath battle with Loblaws Companies Limited. Since February 12, 2016, 40 Knots has been fighting for their trademark of Ziggy wine, and it’s not over yet. Ziggy, their Vineyard whippet, is nicknamed after…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Fairview Cellars

  We are pleased to bring you our second Holiday Gift Suggestion – Fairview Cellars Cabernet Franc at $35.99 and Fairview Cellars The Bear Red Blend $46.99. Two of our favourites and both are delicious. All of our recommendations are wines we have personally tasted and enjoyed. Please note that vintage availability will vary. These…

Tulalip Resort Casino Hosts Annual Taste of Tulalip Holiday Wine Sale This November 21, 22 and 24

  Shop for the Perfect Holiday Gift at a Fraction of the Price!     Tulalip Resort Casino’s Sommelier Tom Thompson is extending a generous invitation to all wine lovers and holiday gift givers to the Resort’s annual Taste of Tulalip Holiday Wine Sale. The sale will feature over 100 remarkable wine selections from around the…

Italian Wines in the World

  Italy is an ancient wine world with more than 500 DOC’s or specific recognized wine regions and more than 2000 grape varieties. Italy has 700 000 hectares of vineyards (by comparison, BC has about 4 000 ha). Wine Meridian is an online magazine that is devoted to promoting quality Italian wines in North America…

CheckMate’s Merlot Launch Dinner and Open House

  Join our talented Winemaker, Phil McGahan for a delicious farm to table dinner in our unique tasting room, The Installation, Saturday, November 18, 2017.  Experience our newly released Merlot vintage, paired with a four course dinner, prepared by locally acclaimed Chef, Chris Van Hooydonk of Backyard Farm.  Seating is extremely limited, so reserve early…

Wines of British Columbia host 30 sommeliers, media and wine professionals from around the world at its inaugural Wine BC BootCamp – November 5 through 8

  More than 200 BC Wines from 70 Wineries to be Poured During Four-Day Event   The BC Wine Institute presents its inaugural Wine BC Bootcamp in the heart of BC Wine Country November 5-8, bringing together top wine professionals from around the world and across the country to share, taste, talk, learn and celebrate the Wines…

Wine Touring in the Okanagan Valley – Quails’ Gate Winery

  Quails’ Gate is a large, family owned winery located in West Kelowna. The family has farmed the land since 1956 and opened a winery in 1989. True to their word standards and integrity are maintained by the family who established the winery. The winery is an example of what comes of hard work, focus…