The 2015 LG’s are in

The results have just been announced for the 2015 Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in B.C. Wine. I've run the stats again this year and there's some interesting things happening. Firstly, congratulations to all of this year's winners! 50th Parallel Estate - 2013 Chardonnay BC Wine Studio -2012 Siren's Call Syrah Blasted Church Vineyards - 2012 Holy …

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What do you mean “Oak”?

Wine production can involve the use of things made with oak. Barrels, tuns, staves, chips, and even sawdust. While it seems obvious that some wines have an 'oaky' taste to them, a lot of wine tourists that I've met over the years seem to have differing understandings of what makes a wine 'oaky'. Not all …

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7 things you didn’t know about the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wine

The winners have been announced for this year's Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in BC Wines (or as it is known in winery lingo - "The LG's") and the list of winners is extremely interesting to me for a lot of reasons. Alphabetically, the 2014 winners are: 8th Generation Vineyard Riesling 2012 Bonamici Cellars Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012 Fort …

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Podcast #3 – Black Sages, Golden Miles, and Quinta Syrah ’07

In our third installment, we talk about the two sides of the valley just south of Oliver, the Wine Capitol of Canada. On the west side, the Golden Mile with its history and diversity, and on the east side - the Black Sage bench, with its distinctive terroir. Join us for a tasting of Quinta …

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