An old favourite and a #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion for you from Bench 1775. Consistently good wines. Whether you are looking for full bodied wine to pair with your favourite comfort food dishes or you have the patience to wait for an occasion that calls for a delightful Rosé then these suggestions will be just what you’re looking for.
“Aiming at crafting high-end, old world style reds, the prestigious gold medal award from the CIDC wine competition in France, is a significant recognition to our achievements. Our endless strive to grow the best grapes and make wine that reflects the terroir, without manipulation, is and has been our simple philosophy for the last 15 years.”
It is very special to have the opportunity to not only attend a delightful wine dinner but to also have John Skinner on hand to give us his personal perspective of each wine pairing, a history of the wine making process often accommpanied with a short story of how each varietal came to be a feature of the Painted Rock portfolio.
When a respected wine reviewer tells you “Just join the Vanessa Vineyard‘s wine club and never worry about buying any other wines again, their wines are that good.” you pay attention and follow their advice. For lovers of fine red wines you will be absolutely thrilled with Vanessa’s portfolio of wines. The wines we are personally … Read more #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Vanessa Vineyard
September is Cam’s month for the Tasting Ten session, however this year too many people were going to be away so he rescheduled it for a month later, one week after our regular October session. Upon arriving, we were greeted with a lovely sparkling wine, A Blanc de Noirs from Backyard Vineyards in Langley. Most … Read more Tasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’
It was with a touch of nostalgia that I participated in Garagiste North this year. The first time I attended this wine festival was at Kelowna’s Laurel Packinghouse in 2015, just as I was starting the BC Wine Trends blog. That weekend I started friendships with some passionate BC winemakers that actively support my blogging … Read more Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna