Aug
31

COS Frappato 2012

Every year this Frappato is my choice wine for perfect drinkability. COS is inimitable Sicily, using indigenous grapes and very low interference techniques the focus on purity of fruit and

Feb
8

Occhipinti sp68 Nero d’Avola e Frappato 2011

The new vintage of Occhipinti is here and it’s fantastic. A blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato that drinks more like Burgundy than anything coming from Italy’s famous southern island,

Jan
11

COS Frappato 2010

A brief note for a wine that you can drink by the bucketful. Extremely pretty aromatics, long and light on the palate, but versatile with food. And, even though the

Jul
2

Azienda Agricola Cos Cerasuolo Di Vittoria Classico 2008

How exciting it is for a wine like this to be in British Columbia. Cos is not only an icon of the ‘natural wine’ movement, but it is an exceptional

Feb
5

Occhipinti Il Frappato 2007

Brightness. This wine is all about extreme clarity, illuminated by fruit. I recently read a piece by Clark Smith (thanks Rasoul) that talked of biodynamic wine making as a kind

Oct
9

A Natural Wine Vignette: Occhipinti SP68 2008

I don’t often write about “natural wine” on this blog. This is a conscious choice. My problem with using such a charged label to describe wine is that I feel