4 Sparkling Wines You #MUSTHAVE Our #FavouriteThings

  Every year around this time I have friends come up to me or text me in a panic asking for help choosing a sparkling wine:   “I’m going to a party – don’t know what to bring!”   Quite often the statement is followed by expletives and/or frantic emojis… and this is when I … Read more4 Sparkling Wines You #MUSTHAVE Our #FavouriteThings

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Whitehaven Wine

  Skip the milk – pair your holiday cookies with Whitehaven Wine this holiday season.   Putting out milk and cookies on Christmas Eve for Santa is a classic Holiday tradition. They say it’s what keeps him fueled for the big night. We definitely agree on the cookie part but maybe there is another way … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Whitehaven Wine

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 … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery

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 … Read moreBlue Grouse Estate Winery ends 2017 with a new look

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Forgotten Hill

  Forgotten Hill wines are definitely on our “buy” list for the Holidays. We tasted these yummy wines in May of this year and we were very impressed. The first efforts of winemaker Benoit Gauthier for Forgotten Hill, but by no means is Gauthier a novice, His full time position is at Noble Ridge Vineyards … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Forgotten Hill

Harry McWatters and the Sunday Roast

It’s one of our favorite times of the week; the Sunday roast. This past weekend we were fortunate enough to enjoy a delicious local free-range chicken with two superlative wines from the McWatters family of wines: the McWatters 2016 Chardonnay ($25) and the Evolve Cellars “Pink Effervescence” ($20). It’s a luxury in this busy life … Read moreHarry McWatters and the Sunday Roast

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Giant Head Estate Winery

  This was the very last wine we tasted at Bubbles and Brunch at Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ for Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience –  a BC VQA Okanagan Valley Giant Head Estate Winery Blanc de Noir 2016. The Giant Head Blanc de Noir 2016 was paired with a scrumptious dessert that was … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Giant Head Estate Winery

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions from Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery

  There may technically only be twelve days of Christmas but the reality is the parties, dinners and special events abound throughout December. You can be ready for any occasion whether you’re the host and hostess or the invited guest. Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery should be your go-to solution. Remember it’s never too early to start planning, … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions from Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery

CheckMate Wines at Tom Lee Music

  Can you imagine the surprise when I got an invitation to sample the latest merlot releases from the prestigious CheckMate winery, only to find out the event was being held in a music store?   Unusual, yes and certainly a first for me. But it didn’t take long to see how brilliant it was. Tom … Read moreCheckMate Wines at Tom Lee Music

Liquidity History of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

  For the holidays we have pulled some special wines from our library, along with a couple of cases of some of this year’s popular releases that we have held back for this special time of year. The 12 days of Christmas are almost upon us. To help celebrate we will be releasing a special … Read moreLiquidity History of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Dirty Laundry Vineyard

  It takes a commanding wine to pair with foie gras and we were treated to just the right bubbly to carry it off with panache at the Bubbles and Brunch at Terrafina by RauDZ at Hester Creek for the inaugural Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience. BC VQA Okanagan Valley Dirty … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Dirty Laundry Vineyard

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Meyer Family Vineyards

Makers of some very fine wines that we have reviewed before on MyVanCity.ca. Most recently the Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir. This time we’re recommending the delicious Meyer Family Vineyards Methode Traditionelle Extra Brut Sparkling NV that we tasted at the Bubbles and Brunch at Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Meyer Family Vineyards

Fort Berens meets Coquilles St Jacques

Fort Berens Estate Winery meets Coquilles St Jacques     Here in British Columbia we are blessed with, depending on the year, an abundance of two things: Chardonnay and scallops. Cue my colleagues at Fort Berens; producing an absolutely world-class Chardonnay at under $20. But let me give the wine some context… I recently had … Read moreFort Berens meets Coquilles St Jacques

CheckMate’s Open House is this Saturday, November 25th

  Visit CheckMate for Winter in Wine Country to experience our 2014 Merlots, tour the winery and meet our hardworking team.  Explore our exceptional gift packaging options for the wine lovers on your Holiday Gift Giving List while sampling our New Vintage Merlots paired with canapes. NOVEMBER 25, 2017 11AM-3PM CHECKMATE ARTISANAL WINERY 4799 WILD … Read moreCheckMate’s Open House is this Saturday, November 25th

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Tantalus Vineyards

  Following our visit and wine tasting at Tantalus Vineyards in October we just had to share our personal favourites with you. Christmas shopping can be so easy and so fun if your list reads: WINE and why not it’s the perfect gift. No one ever returns a gift of wine, maybe some regift but … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Tantalus Vineyards

Liquidity The 12 Wines of Christmas

  OUR LIQUID HISTORY With the holidays just around the corner, it is time to start planning. What wines are you going to need to celebrate the holidays with friends and family? We have a couple of ideas that might just help! For the holidays we have pulled some special wines from our library, along … Read moreLiquidity The 12 Wines of Christmas

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Perseus Winery

  You’re organized and plan ahead. That means you have already started your holiday shopping. We have a suggestion that will make you the favourite Santa. We tasting the Perseus Winery Sparkling Chardonnay NV at the Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience – Bubbles and Brunch at Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ in August. … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Perseus Winery

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 … Read moreLITTLE ZIGGY IS FIGHTING BACK

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 … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Fairview Cellars

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