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,

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

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

Jan
6

Spotlight on Southern Italy: Two Nero d’Avolas from Sicily

Sicily has been an important wine region for thousands of years. Much like Apulia, Sicily was a cultural cross-roads throughout most of European history, and has been controlled by the