Canada Day July 1st became Rosé all Day!

As I just happened to have a supply of BC Rosé wine on hand it became my turn to be the host! Yes! So Much Fun!

Tasting Ten January 2019 – a flight of Cabernet Franc

Our tastings are always done blind (bottles wrapped in brown paper bags).  All we knew was that founding member Wayne Meadows, organized a flight of Cabernet Franc from BC, Washington and France and that the wines were from vintages 2009 – 2012.

British Columbia New GIs and Sub-GIs

Wines of British Columbia hosted a Fall Release Tasting – COLOUR for trade, hospitality and media giving us an opportunity to taste BCVQA (Vintner’s Quality Alliance) wines. This designation tells the consumer/wine drinker they are enjoying a wine made solely from BC grapes. A seminar on the Geographical Indications (GI) of British Columbia was presented … Read more British Columbia New GIs and Sub-GIs

The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – vote for your ‘Best of’ with Wines of British Columbia!

The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – a crowd-sourced online survey curated by the BC Wine Institute launches today inviting the public to vote on their favourite BC wine experiences from specific “Best of” categories related to BC wine and food tourism. From Monday, July 23 through August 17, the Best of … Read more The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – vote for your ‘Best of’ with Wines of British Columbia!

Fort Berens Estate Winery Gold Medal Plates Mystery Wine

The 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships, held recently in Kelowna, brought together eleven of the country’s top chefs for the prestigious Gold Medal Plates competition. The competing chefs participated in a series of tough challenges, including the Mystery Wine Pairing Competition. In the Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Chefs were given a mystery bottle of wine and … Read more Fort Berens Estate Winery Gold Medal Plates Mystery Wine

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 more Fort Berens meets Coquilles St Jacques

Fort Berens Part I

  OK, I am well acquainted with Fort Berens wines and have been a big fan pretty much since they opened, however I have never visited the winery before and have heard great things about the building and their restaurant so it was time for a visit.   After a scenic drive through Whistler and … Read more Fort Berens Part I

The Road Less Traveled Road Trip

  My son and I recently got back from a three-day road trip. We headed up to Whistler and then Pemberton, stopping at Nairn Falls Provincial Park for a short hike. After that it was on to Lillooet and Fort Berens Winery. Being a wine writer, what else am I going to do on a … Read more The Road Less Traveled Road Trip

100% LILLOOET AT FORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY

A New Milestone: 100% Lillooet at Fort Berens Estate Winery This week, Fort Berens Estate Winery in Lillooet is releasing their 2015 spring line-up which includes their 2014 Pinot Gris, 2014 Riesling, 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé, 2014 23 Camels White and 2013 White Gold. Rolf de Bruin, founder and one of the owners of Fort … Read more 100% LILLOOET AT FORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY