CheckMate Chardonnay

  In late September I was fortunate to be invited to a tasting of the Mark Anthony portfolio held high above the city on the 24th floor of the Telus Gardens (more about that in another article). The best part of the afternoon for me was a guided tasting of CheckMate Chardonnay. These are exclusive…

Put Cowichan Wine Country in Your Calendar

  Blue Grouse Estate Winery hosts several dates of holiday cheer Blue Grouse Estate Winery is an easy, local, winter wine country getaway. Quickly becoming one of the most popular food and wine destinations in Western Canada, the Cowichan Valley is just 45 minutes from downtown Victoria. Normally closed during the winter months, by popular demand…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ CEO Sandra Oldfield named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

  Women’s Executive Network celebrates country’s Top 100 female role models   Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce that CEO Sandra Oldfield has been named as a Top 100 award winner in the Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters category of the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women. The 2016 Top…

So your child has collected too many treats?

  A fun way to enjoy the leftover treats from Halloween Leftover Halloween treats paired with wine makes a fun and affordable activity. It’s November and instead of trying to give away the mountains of Halloween treats to everyone in the office, what you should really do is turn it into a fun #WineWednesday tasting…

Neighbour’s Blend & BC Wine Studio

  BC Wine Studios’ Mark Simpson is quite a philanthropist. Each year he selects a charity or cause and makes wine to help support them. His first launch helped to build a neighbourhood playground. This year his Neighbour’s Blend was made to help support Mount Pleasant Family Centre.   The Neighbour’s Blend is primarily Riesling,…

Washington Athletic Club Selects QUINI SOMM™ to Power Next Gen Wine Sales and Customer Engagement Strategy

  Distributed Wine Knowledge, Automated Staff Training and Analytics Platform to Standardize and Improve Customer Experience and Drive Efficiencies in WAC Restaurants and Retail. Quini (www.quiniwine.com), the first and only real-time wine tasting sensory data and technology solutions company today announced that Washington Athletic Club (www.wac.net) has selected the QUINI SOMM™ software platform to enable its next…

#WineWednesday Wine Reviews

2013 Sauvignon Blanc / Viognier Bonamici Cellars Okanagan Falls $21.90 This virtual winery, the creation of Philip Soo and Mario Rodi, uses the facilities at Synchromesh Winery in Okanagan Falls. The wine is straw coloured tinged with green and medium-minus in intensity. Peach and apricot aromas dominate the nose followed by delicate notes of honey,…

Hurray for Rosé!

Finally the good weather has arrived in Vancouver, so it seems a good time to run this article, which I wrote after attending an event earlier this year. International Vintners and Spirits Association takes the opportunity several times a year to showcase new products to those in the hospitality industry. I enjoy going to these…