The 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival

Vancouver International Wine Festival returns for an eight-day celebration of wine and food February 11 to 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues around Metro Vancouver. The 2017 festival features 180 wineries from 16 countries participating in 54 events. In celebration of our nation’s 150th birthday, the festival features Canada as the theme…

Wine Review: Young Brute Red Blend 2014

From The Casella Family of Southern Australia comes a new red blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon that can only be described as “juicy”. If you’re looking for an affordable, BBQ-on-the-deck summer red, you’ve found it. This unpretentious Aussie is easy to drink, fruity (Lots of berry and cherry aromas) and offers a palate full…

Embrace the Darkness with Apothic Dark

Days are getting darker, weather is getting colder. As we head into the winter season, Apothic Wines has created a new wine that will make you want to embrace the darkness. Apothic Dark is the “must have” wine of Winter. This seductive blend of Petite Sirah, Teroldego and Cabernet Sauvignon, has a smooth and layered…

Chaberton 2013 Valley Pink Review

The Chaberton Estate Winery is one of the oldest estate wineries in BC and the largest in the Fraser Valley. Located in Langley, the winery offers daily tours at 2pm and 4pm. If you’re looking to impress an out-of-town guest with a decent bottle of wine, the 2013 Chaberton Valley Pink has deep aromas of ripe raspberries…

Liquidity Winery and Wine Review

It seems every summer, I somehow find myself in the Okanagan wine tasting. I mean, it just kind of happens…you know? Hehe. Actually, we have family in the Kootenays and Oliver is a nice midway point, so we tend to stop, grab some lunch and do some wine tasting. In the past, since we’re bombing through…

Blasted Church Winery and Wine Review

If you have seen or tried Blasted Church wines, you will likely not forget them. Why? Part of it is because of their gorgeous wines, but the other is because of their wonderful wine labels. A step away from the stuffy, traditional labels, Blasted Church features fun cartoons and even cute wine names (example: Hatfield’s…