Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad, which opened in 2011, has long been a facility which smaller producers utilized to get their wines made and bottled. In addition, they also made their own wines under the Haywire label. Over the years, they added the Narrative series and more recently the Free Form label. Why three different brands?
Our intrepid wine reviewer Sam Hauck aka the Wine Teacher walks us through the flight of wines he recently tasted. 2011 Chateau Cantelauze Jean-Noel Boidron Pomerol, France $NA (gift) Garnet red with medium-deep intensity. The nose is appealing with cherry, earth, dust, sweet spice, eucalyptus and smoky aromas. Good body with smooth ripe tannins. Pleasing … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher
BC’s annual grape harvest has arrived amid cooler temperatures in mid-August and early September. With the long, moderate season, wineries are indicating nice flavour development, beautiful acidity and increased crop levels for an exciting 2018 vintage. The first harvest for sparkling wine grapes started at the end of August, roughly two weeks later than in … Read moreBC Wineries Excited About Size and Quality of Harvest 2018
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