Last Sunday we decided to visit the Village VQA shop at Dunbar and 41st Avenue to see what was in stock and find some of our favourite BC wines that we can't find at the BC Liquor stores. We were pleased by the selection, which you can peruse in alphabetical order by winery. We had […]
About Stacey Fruin
Stacey Fruin is an avid cyclist, a self-described alternative 80's Chick, as well as a mom and a proud BC wine industry booster. She captained Team Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in the 2009 Ride to Conquer Cancer from Vancouver to Seattle, repeating the ride in 2011. Stacey also rode in the 2009 & 2010 Bicycle Trek for Life from Vancouver to Chilliwack, BC and back. When not thinking about what dishes she might conjure up in her kitchen, she spends time with husband Mike and her daughter Sophie. Stacey is also the co-author of the definitive guide to the practice and procedures of basic BC company law.
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I have been doing some internet research to see what is new with some of the wineries we are going to visit on our short trip to the south Okanagan this June. I have been disappointed by a couple of websites which don't appear to have been updated for at least two years. It seems […]
I gotta say, just going to the BC Liquor Store, even the one at Cambie and 39th Avenue, doesn't seem to satisfy us for the variety of really good farm gate BC wines that we would like to see. We have decided to make a regular pilgrimage to the Village VQA stores, three of which […]
Located up on the hill just outside of Okanagan Falls, BC, this is one of our favourite places to do some sipping and have some lunch. We make a specific plan to do the trip (from either Osoyoos or Naramata, depending on where we are) to savour the wines and food that make it great. […]
NR – Not Rated
Arguably the best blog post of the year is The Amateur Gourmet: Chutzpah, Truffles & Alain Ducasse.
Perhaps it is just my love of wine with some kick to it, but this wine just didn't leave me feeling the love. The colour is a bit washed out, and the taste was tart. As my daughter described it upon smelling the wine, cranberries. This is not a bad wine, it would be a […]
Last night we opened a bottle of this – my first taste of wine in almost two weeks due to a nasty cold that is plaguing me. I haven't felt like having any wine over this time, much less been able to enjoy anything alcoholic. Anyhow, this Gewürztraminer, of which we have tried a few […]
From Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in Kelowna. Opened this up on a Sunday night after a long, hard day's work in the yard. Nose of this Gamay Noir jumps out at us like a bunch of cloves in mulled wine. There was a gentle spice on the tongue, and a touch of personality to this […]