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Jul
10

Searching for Okanagan Terroir with Sparkle: Bella Wines

Over the last decade, from the time I began writing about wine seriously, I have been searching for the signal that the Okanagan has (1) interesting terroir, (2) the technical

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Aug
30

Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Syrah 2011

Le Vieux Pin is one of the few wineries in the Okanagan that has been willing to completely reinvent themselves to pursue truly great (and not just decent) wine in

May
8

Nichol Vineyard Syrah 2010

No complex note today, just good wine. I tasted the 2010 Nichol Syrah from barrel a couple years ago. It’s blossomed. In fact, this is hands down the best red

Jun
18

Le Vieux Pin Viognier-Roussanne 2009

My recent trip to the Okanagan has inspired me to give a few more B.C. bottles a fair shake. This white blend from Le Vieux Pin, made from Rhone Valley

Feb
2

Meyer Family Vineyards Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir 2009

While I rarely write about BC wine, I do strongly desire the local industry to grow and develop into a region we can all be proud of on international standards.

Feb
6

Spotlight on New World Pinot Noir: Le Vieux Pin “Belle” 2006

In the last post of my Spotlight on New World Pinot Noir I move, finally, to my home, British Columbia. I decided to approach this region last in order to

Jan
28

Winery Profile: Le Clos Jordanne

My relationship to Canadian wine is both similar and dissimilar to most Canadians. It is similar because I have great pride for my country, as many Canadians do. It is

Jan
22

Taste BC 2010 Recap

I recently attended Taste BC, a wine tasting event put on by Liberty Wine Merchants as a benefit for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event featured a host of

Oct
4

From Chocolate to Wine: A British Columbia Adventure

I was enticed into writing this article after a passionate twitter discussion about pairing wine and chocolate. In my experiences I have found chocolate and wine pairing to be an

Sep
4

The Costs of Youth, The Price of Quality: Building BC’s Wine Industry

In a recent piece I wrote on La Stella winery I lamented the price of British Columbia wines and put out a general request for information as to why the