Martin’s Lane Winery – Unique, Distinct, Exceptional

Martin’s Lane is unique and distinct with vineyards that produce exceptional wines.   As we arrive It seemed almost like the vineyards, the winery and the building were one with the past. The past of artist Vincent van Gogh whose spectacular 1888 painting titled Red Vineyard  seems to come alive as an inspirational work of…

Wine Country – The Terrace at Mission Hill Family Estate

Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate vineyards is a not to be missed culinary destination on your next trip to BC Wine Country. Chef Patrick Gayler former Sous Chef at Waterfront Wines has been instrumental, along with an experienced and supportive staff, in transitioning this classic and stately outdoor dining room into a very approachable…

Rheingau, the Land of Riesling

  ­­The BC chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, or CAPS recently hosted a seminar titled, “Terroir of Rheingau: The Region of Riesling”, and featured four wines from the prestigious Weingut Robert Weil.   ‘Weingut’ can be translated as vineyard, wine growing estate or winery. Export Manager Nicolas Pfaff was on hand to lead…

They say it takes 30 days to acquire a new habit, we give you 31!

  Win Your Way to Germany with Wine!  Join our team as we celebrate Germany’s most famous wine varietal here in Canada with an extra special perk found outside the bottle. Wines of Germany is proud to be partnering with our nation’s top restaurants, wine retailers, and bars to bring you the 6th edition of 31 Days of German Riesling. Incredibly versatile in character, German Riesling is…

Rah Rah for Riesling

  When you order, ‘a glass of white wine’, chances are you’ll be served a chardonnay, as these days, it tends to be synonymous with white wine. However, there was a time, before the late 1970’s when Riesling was THE white wine. And for good reason: Riesling tends to pair with a wide variety of…

Savouring White Wines from Taste Washington

Seattle is only a 3 hour drive from Vancouver.  Many Canadians go down for soccer or NFL football games at Century Link Field.  But you can also go down for wine tasting.  Every year around the first week in April is Taste Washington, held at Century Link Field. Taste Washington brings together over 225 wineries, 70…

My 5 Favourite Wines from Cornucopia 2015

Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Food + Drink, finished almost one month ago, but why does it matter?  Well there were many very good BC, and foreign, wines that attendees were given a chance to taste at various dinners, walk-about events, and seminars.  I spent many hours in seminars over the 2 weekends at Cornucopia and…

Mike B Riesling: The Latest from Okanagan Crush Pad

Each year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, the Sommelier of the Year is announced. Past winners have included, Kurtis Kolt (2010) Kurtis Kolt Semillon, Owen Knowlton (2011), Terry Threlfall (2012), Samantha Rahn (2013) Samantha Syrah, Mike Bernardo (2014) and Jason Yamasaki (2015). A part of this award includes participating in the Okanagan Crush Pad’s…

LITTLE FARM WINERY and VINI-QUATRO GROUP partnership

LITTLE FARM WINERY WINES NOW REPRESENTED IN BC & QUEBEC BY TANDEM WINE SELECTION AND UNIVINS, BOTH MEMBERS OF THE VINI-QUATRO GROUP   Cawston, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada.   Tandem Wine Selection and Univins will now be working with Little Farm Winery to represent their wines in British Columbia and Quebec.   “We are…