Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews

2013 Garnacha (5G) Torres Campo de Borja, Spain $17.99 Bronze Medal Garnet red tinged with purple and a medium-deep intensity. The nose shows aromas of cherry, plum, forest floor, earth and cocoa. Good balance. Pleasing fruit on the palate with a medium-long finish.     2011 Riesling Zeller Peter & Peter (Feinherb) Mosel, Germany $12.59…

A new star is born!

Celebrating the Inaugural release of Syrah Cuvée Classique.   It’s big, it’s powerful. Cuvée Classique shows the dark, savory side of Syrah. It is all about the spice, pepper notes and darker fruit profile that this noble grape variety can show us, when cared for and grown in select terroir. According to Chinese philosophy, yin and yang, which…

Tuscany in a bottle!

Announcing the release of Fortissimo 2012. Paying respect to the pioneers of Tuscany. This release of Fortissimo is a blend of 39% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Sangiovese Grosso. Showcasing the most amount of Cab Franc than in previous years. It’s our version of a Super-Tuscan. “A ‘Super Tuscan’ is described…

How to taste Wines like a Pro, and remember them too

Every day is a good day for vino. But the turn of the year sure gets wine and food festivals going. From Dine Out Vancouver and the California Wine Fair,  and EAT!, another major event held in Vancouver, wine tasting enthusiasts everywhere are in for a treat this spring. But extravaganzas of magnitude can be overwhelming with hundreds or even…

VINEXPO 2015: Main Trends in Canadian Wine and Spirits Market Revealed

The Story:Vinexpo revealed today the highly-anticipated results of its 12th study of the World Wine and Spirits Market with an Outlook to 2018, conducted by British agency International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR).Global consumption of still and sparkling wines rose by 2.7 per cent between 2009 and 2013 to reach 2.648 billion 9-litre cases, the equivalent of more than…

Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews

2011 Chardonnay (McLean Creek Vineyard) Meyer Family Okanagan Falls, BC $26.09 Silver Medal Lemon yellow in colour with medium intensity. Toast, butter, apple and citrus on the nose. Well balanced with good mouthfeel. Varietal character on the palate and a medium-long finish.     2010 Chianti Rufina (Sangiovese) Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Italy $24.99 Bronze Medal…

Wine Wednesday

One of the best things about writing about wines is the people you meet…..wine makers, retail staff, other writers and just, plain wine lovers. That’s often where I get my best tips and recommendations for wines priced in the $25 and under range. So today’s Wine Wednesday pick comes with a big thank you to…

Wine & Chocolates for Valentine’s – BC VQA Wines Have Got You Covered!

45 BC VQA Wine Tastings in BC Liquor Stores with Mink Chocolates Feb. 12, 13, 14 BC Wine Institute (BCWI) pairs up with Mink Chocolates for an unprecedented Valentine’s celebration across British Columbia this month. 15 BC Liquor Stores in Burnaby, Langley, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Sidney, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria, West Vancouver and Whistler will each…