It’s Always Wine Time with Wild Goose Vineyards

Wild Goose Autumn Gold has previously been my “go to” Wild Goose wine. I love it still but sometimes a change is as good as a rest, although I will always have at least one bottle handy. Which one is this season’s favourite?

Hawksworth Restaurant kicks off monthly winemaker dinner series with Phantom Creek Estates

“We’re delighted to present our guests with a summer winemaker dinner series and to partner with exceptional wineries such as Phantom Creek Estates,” says Chef de Cuisine, Antonio Sotomayor.

A tour and tasting at Phantom Creek Estates – Exceptional Wines from Historic Vineyards

The project will not be completed until 2020 but it was interesting to view in the construction stage. When we were there in May the amphitheatre was taking shape and the exterior patio next to the restaurant had just been completed.

Creating a little Mayhem in Okanagan Falls

Recently I had an opportunity to sit down with Mayhem Wines President, Terry Meyer Stone and Hospitality and Sales Co-ordinator Caley Fraser to chat about their new releases, where to buy them, and how their Club Mayhem differs from other wine clubs.

vinAmité the small winery with a big heart…

Wendy (owner/founder) was at the helm the day we visited vinAmité. Wendy immediately exudes a warm welcoming to all who arrive on her doorstep. All the staff are friendly and knowledgeable and it was a delight to join in the conversation about the success of the little gem in the Oliver wine region.

Spring release wine tasting – Part One

Poggiotondo is organic certified; all our wines are produced from grapes naturally grown in our estate vineyards. A few years ago we decided to move back to traditional vineyard management, we stopped using synthetic chemicals in order to regenerate the soil and have it alive.

Bring Heavy Medal to Your Holiday Party

Hosted by Wine Press Northwest magazine, the Platinum Judging is only by invitation, and includes wines from BC, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho that have been first been recognized with a gold or better award at other defined competitions.

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’

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

In Conversation with Adorada winemaker Margaret Leonardi

In conversation with Adorada winemaker Margaret Leonardi on the subject of her newest wine venture – Adorada Rosé. Leonardi comes from a family that are fourth generation dairy farmers so finally settling on a career in viticulture seems a natural progression. Perhaps it was the internship in a chem lab that may have been the … Read moreIn Conversation with Adorada winemaker Margaret Leonardi