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…

Giusti – Where Italy and Canada Come Together

For those of you that attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a winery from Italy showing off their range of Proseccos.  And it had a Canadian connection that I did not know about.  The winery in question is Giusti Wine, from Veneto, Italy. Veneto is known for their Proseccos, Italian style bubble that…

Find the Pairs: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

I love it when people are away on holiday and I am asked to fill an empty spot with the Tasting Ten.  This is a wine tasting group that was formed over forty years ago.  They meet each month from September to June, taking turns presenting a flight.  This month was a particularly interesting session…

Hey, Hey, Gamay

  If you are fan of Pinot Noir (and if you’re not, you should be) you should try Gamay Noir wines.  It is safe to say that Gamay has not gotten the recognition it deserves.  Wines labeled PTG (Passe-Tout-Grains) are a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay.  Gamay Noir is the smooth, fruity, juicy grape…

New Zealand in a Glass

I am easily excitable when it comes to food and wine, and happy to admit it. So when given a spot at the New Zealand in a Glass, Pinot Noir master class here in Vancouver, well.. I jumped at it. Hosted by well known local wine guru, DJ Kearney, along with a panel of prominent Kiwi winemakers and producers, we sampled a selection of Pinots from some of New Zealand’s top regions, then headed to the tasting room to try the rest of the wines on offer.