Tasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’

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 moreTasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’

CheckMate Invites you to Winter in Wine Country on Saturday, November 24

Join CheckMate at the Installation for Winter in Wine country as they introduce their newly released 2015 Chardonnays on Saturday, November 24th.

CheckMate Releases New Chardonnays

Here is your chance to snag some excellent CheckMate Chardonnays I am excited to announce the release of our newest Chardonnay, the 2015 Queen’s Advantage from CheckMate’s Combret Vineyard. Located in the Okanagan Valley’s pristine Golden Mile Bench, these 45 year old Chardonnay vines are among some of the first planted in Canada. Alongside the … Read moreCheckMate Releases New Chardonnays

Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

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 moreGaragiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

FITZ WINE RECEIVES FIVE GOLDS AT THE NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA 2018

Gordon Fitzpatrick, President of Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, is pleased to announce that their winery was the recipient of five gold medals at the National Wine Awards of Canada 2018. All seven of the Fitz wines submitted won medals, with the signature sparkling wines capturing 4 golds. Listed below are the gold medal winners recognized by … Read moreFITZ WINE RECEIVES FIVE GOLDS AT THE NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA 2018

Quails’ Gate receives National Wine Awards of Canada GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE Awards

  GOLD Dry Riesling This vintage is another classic example of a Quails’ Gate Riesling. It is crisp, dry and refreshing with wonderfully balanced acidity. True Riesling lovers will appreciate this wines cellaring potential which will allow the acids to soften over time and integrate with the rich Riesling flavours. The wine is dry, vibrant … Read moreQuails’ Gate receives National Wine Awards of Canada GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE Awards

More of our #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Chardonnay from Quails’ Gate

My inspiration for our Quails’ Gate summer sipping choice came from a wine loving friend. Just yesterday a wine friend posted on his social media about doing a blind tasting of BC Chardonnay. There are so many to choose from that it is almost too hard to begin. So I decided I would go with … Read moreMore of our #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Chardonnay from Quails’ Gate