Bloom 2019 – presenting BC Wine Spring Releases

Even if you limit it to a quick friendly, ‘Hello,’ and listen to the odd recommendation from a colleague, it is virtually impossible to hit all the tables you intend to, no matter how short your short list is.  So, my sincere apologies to all the wonderful producers I didn’t get to.

Iconic BC Red Wines 2018

I attend many wine tasting events and there is always the hope that some wines will be impressive and most of the time there are a few that do stand out. This tasting, though, was something quite different.  Twenty BC red wines and all examples of the best that BC has to offer.  An event … Read moreIconic BC Red Wines 2018

The Wines of British Columbia Stand up to the World at the Fourth Annual Judgment of BC

The Wines of British Columbia were put to the ultimate test at the fourth annual Judgment of BC on Wednesday, October 24, pitting 12 BC wines against 12 acknowledged global benchmarks.

Wines for Waves featuring Naramata Bench Wineries Association

We raised a toast to ocean conservation at Ocean Wise and Naramata Bench Wineries Association’s annual Wine for Waves on Friday, April 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Guests had a chance to get the first sips of Spring Wine Releases from Naramata Bench Wineries Association and taste delicious, sustainable seafood from Ocean Wise … Read moreWines for Waves featuring Naramata Bench Wineries Association

Friday, April 13 was one of the luckiest days of the year so far for #BCWine Lovers

On Friday, April 13 the Naramata Bench Wineries Association member wineries were on hand for an afternoon media/trade tasting  followed by Wines for Waves in the evening. All in all it was an incredible wine tasting experience. My day started with a blind tasting of four Naramata wines presented by  Naramata Bench winemakers – Val Tait … Read moreFriday, April 13 was one of the luckiest days of the year so far for #BCWine Lovers

Terroir-focused Top Drop Vancouver event returns

  Unique two-day festival brings together international wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more   On September 7 and 8, the annual Top Drop Vancouver event will return, with its continued focus on sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines offering a distinct sense of place, without heavy-handed winemaking trickery to get in the way. While honest wines are the centrepiece of the festival, the restaurant … Read moreTerroir-focused Top Drop Vancouver event returns

Laughing Stock’s wines take top honours within BC and globally

There are moments in the wine business when David & I wonder if it was a good decision to give up perfectly good careers in the investment business to pursue the passion of wine.This week was one of those weeks with a very stressful bottling run (things don’t always go smoothly when bottling 2,000 cases) … Read moreLaughing Stock’s wines take top honours within BC and globally

Laughing Stock Vineyards celebrate Portfolio

  Laughing Stock Vineyards announces Canada wide events to celebrate 10th vintage release of Portfolio.   Laughing Stock Vineyards releases the 10th vintage of its flagship wine, Portfolio this fall, capping a decade of winery development and growth.  Mirroring the spectacular growth and maturing of the entire BC wine industry, Laughing Stock has grown from a tiny garage operation to … Read moreLaughing Stock Vineyards celebrate Portfolio

Laughing Stock Vineyard’s Portfolio Futures

  Portfolio Futures 2012 – 10th Vintage Laughing Stock’s Last ‘Public Offering’ of Futures Laughing Stock Vineyards is pleased to announce that the Futures Offering for Portfolio 2012 will be available as of February 1st, 2014.  This vintage release is particularly noteworthy as it’s the 10th vintage release of Portfolio, our flagship Bordeaux inspired blend.  As well, this Futures release … Read moreLaughing Stock Vineyard’s Portfolio Futures