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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.

Mar
3

2010 Olympics BC Winery Profile: Wild Goose

The story of Wild Goose is a story that speaks to the tremendous changes that the British Columbia wine industry has experienced in the last 20 years. It is a

Feb
24

2010 Olympics BC Winery Profile: Road 13

Here we have the third BC winery profile on the day of Canada’s domination of Russia in Men’s Hockey. Perhaps unfortunately there is no Russian wine to compete against –

Feb
19

2010 Olympics BC Winery Profile: Meyer Family Vineyards

Olympic fever has taken hold of Vancouver as the passion for team Canada erupts throughout the city. Unfortunately, all of the official venues are serving only wines from Vincor or

Feb
12

2010 Olympics BC Winery Profile: Hester Creek

Writing about BC wines is a challenge for me. It’s a challenge because one of my biggest problems with the BC wine scene (other than our ludicrous liquor bureaucracy) is

Feb
9

On the Path to BC: An Olympic Wine Relay

Roots, origins – the great Odyssean questions. To compliment my recent article in Palate Press on BC’s wine industry, this article will look at the international influences of British Columbia’s