North Okanagan Tasting Tour, Part 2: Planet Bee Honey Farm
North Okanagan Tasting Tour Part 1 – Olive Us and Tita's
Someone should really start a honey blog. It’s not going to be me but if you are reading and decide to take on honey as a topic, please let me know because I will totally read it religiously. I’ve written about honey before and have a bit of a history with it. A neighbour of […]
Domestic Market Pride
Perhaps there is more to savour than just wine tasting? This is a shocking statement on a wine blog but it’s true. While I’ve written about other tasting experiences involving things like honey before, whenever I take a trip anywhere I’ve always taken a lot of pleasure from trying local things: cool restaurants, unique stores, […]
BC VQA Golden Mile Bench is on its way
My first real BC wine ever was a bottle of Sumac Ridge’s 199? Blanc de Noir sparkling wine. I bought it on my first ever trip to Vancouver where I spent New Year’s Eve 1999-2000. For anyone who is over 30 today, it was an extremely special New Year’s because, if we believed all the […]
Podcast 120 – Festival of the Grape 2012
The Golden Mile Bench wineries are now well on their way to having the Okanagan’s first sub-appellation. It represents the first serious step in narrowing the focus of BC wines, stratifying the growing regions, and shining some light on what those many microclimates can contribute to the wines we drink. This could be an ugly […]
Podcast #1 – Introductions and Odyssey Brut
Festival of the Grape 2012 Awesome weather (sunny and warm). Awesome music (Dehli2Dublin). Awesome wine. Roll the credits. Please follow and like us:
Tempranillo 2006 by D’Angelo Estate Winery
Here it is, our first podcast. In this first episode, we talk about our philosophy of wine and taste the Odyssey Brut 2006 from Gray Monk Estate Winery.
Podcasts, reviews, and opinions from the wine glass
We mostly hear about wines being over-priced. Sticker shock when browsing the shelves, especially for BC wines, is very common. This wine will still shock you, but in a much better way.
There’s a lot going on in the industry right now and it seems like it’s a pivotal time in the history of our wine region. There are new wineries coming online every year, new varieties and styles, and new ideas about what the Okanagan and BC wines are capable of achieving. The most interesting thing about it at this point however, is that most of that growth has happened in a bit of a bubble.