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Jan
13

Domaine Weinbach Pinot Blanc Reserve 2015

Pinot Blanc is a highly underrated grape. This is due to the sheer quantity of insipidly farmed and vinified versions of this grape that have made many associate it with

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Jul
24

Spotlight on Indigenous Italian White Wine: Cantina Terlan Terlaner Bianco Classico 2014

Sadly Alto Adige remains one of the poorest represented important white wine regions in B.C. The wines can be found with greater frequency in the U.S. but are still harder

Oct
29

Spotlight on Unusual California White Wine: Arbe Garbe White Blend 2012

My final entry in this spotlight was long delayed due to my trip to Portugal, but the wait was worth it. Arbe Garbe’s Friulian-style blend is one of the best

Apr
20

Heidi Schrock Vogelsang 2009

Austrian wine is sadly absent from the BC market in any significant way. Lucky searchers will find a few producers here and there at the best specialty stores, but these

Sep
24

Cameron Giuliano 2011

Oregon is not associated with white wine. There is an occasional Chard that garners praise, but for the most part its Pinots overshadow everything else. Most of the time this

Feb
7

Claus Preisinger Heideboden 2008

Austria produces some of the greatest white wines in the world and yet they are nearly impossible to find in North America. In British Columbia, I can count the number

Mar
19

Spotlight on Alsace: Marcel Deiss Pinot Blanc Bergheim 2005

Jean-Michel Deiss is a poet amongst poets. He articulates his philosophy of the vine with such grace that it is hard not to be drawn into his passion. For Deiss

Nov
3

Cameron Pinot Bianco 2008

Another entry from the Oregonian cult producer Cameron – this time a much more affordable and good value wine. While this isn’t a wine for the cellar or something that