#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775 and 12 Days of Holiday Cheers

We have brought together your favourite wines of 2018 so that the recipient of this 12-day advent pack is surprised with a different wine each day. Each bottle comes wrapped in paper with a bow around its neck and is numbered 1 through 12.

Vanessa Vineyards: Wow Wines a review by Sam the Wine Teacher

For years, I have seen the name, ‘Vanessa Vineyards’ listed on some wines produced by Sandhill Winery.  Winemaker Howard Soon recognized the quality of the fruit coming from this site years ago and opted to make single vineyard wines from these grapes instead of blending them in with grapes from other areas.     Two … Read moreVanessa Vineyards: Wow Wines a review by Sam the Wine Teacher

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

The perfect BBQ pairing – Quails’ Gate Boswell Syrah

Barbecue season has arrived! The 2015 Boswell Syrah from Quails’ Gate makes the perfect accompaniment to your favourite BBQ fare. With only 600 cases produced, the Syrah is only available at the winery or online at QuailsGate.com You definitely want to get your hands and palate on this one. The Boswell Syrah is in limited … Read moreThe perfect BBQ pairing – Quails’ Gate Boswell Syrah

Domaine Lafage and herb-roast lamb

Domaine Lafage and roast lamb   As a young man Jean Marc Lafage (co-proprietor of Domaine Lafage) always knew what he was going to be when he grew up; he came from a family of 6 generations of grape-growers… there was never a question in his mind. But when the young Jean met his future … Read moreDomaine Lafage and herb-roast lamb

Marquis Wine Cellars – SAVVY SERIES 09: ONLY THE RHONE-LY

  QUE SYRAH, SYRAH! From North to South, the Rhone Valley features some of the most enticing wines of France. Taste, as we explore the great red and white blends that prove why the whole may be greater than the sum of its parts! Regions and big names like Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueyras, wines from up and … Read moreMarquis Wine Cellars – SAVVY SERIES 09: ONLY THE RHONE-LY

Earliest ever harvest at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Warm weather brings earliest ever harvest to Tinhorn Creek Vineyards   Tinhorn Creek Vineyards celebrate a successful 2015 vintage Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is raising a glass to the end of its earliest ever harvest, which began on August 28 with Pinot Gris and ended October 16 with Cabernet Sauvignon. A mild winter saw bud break … Read moreEarliest ever harvest at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

The Wines of British Columbia Shine at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

The Wines of British Columbia were put to the ultimate test at the Judgment of BC on Tuesday, August 25, pitting 12 BC Wines against 12 acknowledged global benchmarks. We are proud to announce BC’s C.C. Jentsch Syrah 2013 from the Okanagan Valley ranked first among the flight of Syrah, and Soumah Chardonnay Single Vineyard 2013 … Read moreThe Wines of British Columbia Shine at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

A new star is born!

Celebrating the Inaugural release of Syrah Cuvée Classique.   It’s big, it’s powerful. Cuvée Classique shows the dark, savory side of Syrah. It is all about the spice, pepper notes and darker fruit profile that this noble grape variety can show us, when cared for and grown in select terroir. According to Chinese philosophy, yin and yang, which … Read moreA new star is born!

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