Podcast 97 – BS Rosé

This week, we focus on something that a great many 'serious' wine lovers seem to disregard: Rosé. It's almost a bad word among a certain generation of wine lovers who won't touch the stuff. THAT IS GREAT!! Please keep ignoring it! Keep assuming that it's all simple, sweet, girly wines and pay no mind to …

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Podcast #8 – Special Harvest Podcast and Jackpot Chard from Rd. 13

The grapes have been harvested for the season and the winemakers and cellar staff are busy pressing and fermenting. We talk about what goes on in the wineries at harvest time and how those grapes make it into your bottle. Join us with a great bottle of Road 13's Jackpot Chardonnay!

Cellared in Canada – Let’s talk about it

In the store that I work in, I had three different customers today refuse to look at any of Vincor's Jackson-Triggs wines because they've heard about all the fuss over their white label series of wines, which are "Cellared in Canada". Unfortunately for Vincor, those customers today now equate the Jackson-Triggs label no matter what color it is) with deception.

Winery Quicky #1 – Cassini Cellars – Easy access

Cassini Cellars Lots of wine here and the best thing is that it's so easy to get there. It's right on the highway and there's tons of easy parking, especially for those of you traveling in RV's or with a trailor. Their parking lot looks like it can accomodate at least 4 (probably more) full-sized …

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Tugwell Creek Meadery – Sooke, B.C.

Tugwell Creek, which runs past our friend's home, comes out near the meadery that bears its name. An art as ancient as grape wines, mead combines honey, spices and sometimes berries to create wines that are rustic, complex and intriguing. Romans believed mead had properties to strengthen, heal and lengthen life.

Podcast #2 – The Okanagan Valley and Amicitia White 2008

In our second podcast, we talk about the various regions of BC Okanagan Valley. As you drive south on Highway 97 from north to south, we'll tell you about some of the wineries that you'll see along the way. Taste along with us as we check out the Amicitia White 2008 from Dunham and Froese …

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Old Vines Foch 2007 from Quail’s Gate Estate Winery

So I was a little more than excited when I first saw the new vintage of the foch arrive from Quail's Gate recently. It has a complex nose - sage, tar, black liquorice and red cherries - quite complex and a refreshing change from some of the simpler wines that we had been tasting earlier that week.