What is a GPS wine tour? How does tracking my whereabouts ensure I find the best wines to buy while traveling British Columbia? Where are the best wineries around me?
What is Port-style wine? Port, the benchmark world wine style originates in Portugal, where big red wines grown in the Douro Valley are fortified and barrel-aged as blended wines.  Tawny Port matures oxidatively to create toasty fig and toffee flavours.  

BC’s winter-worthy rose wines

You know the magic in the air.  It’s the darkest time of the year, and we’re eating big meals – what better wine pairing than a style of rose which is developing in the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys reminiscent of Tavel.

Blind Tasting Pinot

I’m prepping for my blind exam in a few weeks – 12 wines from different world regions.  Today, 3 Pinot Noir – from 3 world benchmark regions: France (Burgundy), New Zealand (Marlborough) and USA (California – though Oregon would have been better).  

Case Study – Tasting Notes

The first goal when tasting a wine is to describe its flavours and aromas. When we communicate these characteristics to others they can anticipate what the wine will taste like and can make good pairing decisions.
ESTATE-GROWN ORGANIC Similkameen-Merlot $21.60 (Farm Gate price) “Plum jam, lemon juice, grapefruit pith, dry in style, mouthwatering on the finish. Juicy, tasty, spicy” – Kate Elizabeth
Visiting Vancouver restaurants it’s hard not to notice a bright movement in winepairing…Orange wine is fashionable right now – but is it anything NEW? History tells us no.