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Grapevine

  • Plum jam, grapefruit pith, lemon juice, spice. Tasty! Dry in style, mouthwatering on the finish. Gorgeous pale Provence-style colour.
    LIBER FARM // 100% MERLOT ROSE
  • Fresh! Tropical - guava, green apple, bell pepper, rich on the palate with melon & gooseberry
    GEHRINGER BROTHERS // SAUVIGNON BLANC
  • dark cherry, tobacco, green bell pepper, black pepper & spice, very fine soft tannins, long finish.
    BORDERTOWN // CABERNET FRANC

Reviews & tasty musings

Read more +31 March 2018 By Kate Elizabeth in WINE REGION, WINE REVIEW, WINERY SERVICES

What the *heck* is a GPS tour anyway?!

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?
Read more +23 December 2017 By Kate Elizabeth in WINE REVIEW

BC Port Style wines for the Holidays

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.  
Read more +21 December 2017 By Kate Elizabeth in WINE REGION, WINE REVIEW

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.
Read more +29 November 2017 By Kate Elizabeth in WINE REGION, WINE REVIEW

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).  
Read more +22 November 2017 By Kate Elizabeth in WINE REVIEW, WINERY SERVICES

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. Summary
Read more +10 July 2017 By Kate Elizabeth in SIMILKAMEEN, SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY, WINE REVIEW

LIBER FARM & WINERY 2016 MERLOT ROSE

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
Read more +04 July 2017 By Kate Elizabeth in SIMILKAMEEN, SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY, WINE REVIEW

Why I drink BC ORANGE wine (And Maybe You Should Too)

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.
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