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 moreBritish Columbia New GIs and Sub-GIs

Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

The evening started with an excited buzz as guests arrived for the Icons of Wine & Food dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek on Friday, June 22, 2018. Hosted this year by Chef Mark McEwan with emcee Rhys Pender, Master of Wine. Sipping on BC bubbles, two in fact,  Stellar’s Jay Brut 2015 and … Read moreIcons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

2011 BC Wine: Cool Reds from a Cool Growing Season

2011 was not a warm year in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.  In fact, it may have been the coolest vintage in recent memory. We had a cold, wet spring which delayed bud break and flowering on the vines, forcing grape growers to significantly thin their crops.  Fortunately for us local wine lovers, Mother Nature … Read more2011 BC Wine: Cool Reds from a Cool Growing Season