A visit to the North Okanagan, Lake Country and North Kelowna Recently J & I headed up to my parents’ place in Vernon to help celebrate my mom’s 65th birthday. And not being one to ever miss a chance to combine wine touring with anything… I decided to check out those on offer in the […]
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chenin Blanc 2006 The '06 Chenin Blanc from Quails' Gate is a standout from this fine Westbank, BC winery. This wine could be an afternoon sipper, or an accompaniment with a meal. It's light and crisp, with a distinct citrus flavour (think very mild orange rind) and a subtly floral […]
Just experimenting with a new little Flash tool that allows me to show off Flickr photos on our recent Northern Adventure Okanagan wine tour.
Check out this slideshow of wine picks from our Northern Adventure (2007) trip. BC Wine Lover picks from our "Northern Adventure" (2007) tour. Here's the list of picks below: Adora Vineyards Elements Pinot Noir 2001 Cedar Creek Merlot Cabernet 2005 Cedar Creek Pinot Blanc 2006 Dirty Laundry Chardonnay Private Reserve 2006 Dirty Laundry Woo Woo […]
The House That Mike Built Mission Hill The Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is dubbed The House That Mike Built, as in Mike's Hard Lemonade. Anthony Von Mandl established this successful alcoholic product, along with his Mission Hill Wines label. While BC wine is growing in popularity, the economics of winemaking in our province don't […]
P & L with Stacey at Dirty Laundry Vineyards Summerland, BC, feels like a well-kept secret, with its rolling green farmland, country roads and the Kettle Valley Railway. It is blossoming as one of BC's best wine-making sub-appellations. On this second day trip to Summerland with our pals Paul and Leanne, we visited for the […]
Cooler: Must Have for Wine Touring Successful wine travel means more than a tankful of cheap gas. You need a few accoutrements, like a good cooler to beat the heat. You don't want to experience the shock of driving around with your case of Cab-Merlot bleeding past the cork into the trunk of your car. […]