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Wine Reviews

2017 Roche Nuances

Jan 10, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Nuances, 2017 Winery: Roche, Naramata Why drink it? A Bordeaux style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc (the dominant grape), with...

Lightning Rock Viognier

Jan 3, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Viognier Pét-Nat (sparkling), 2020 Winery: Lightning Rock, Summerland Why drink it? Firstly, what is Pét-Nat? Abbreviated from...

Mirabel Pinot Noir Rose

Dec 27, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Rosé of Pinot Noir, 2019 Winery: Mirabel, (East) Kelowna Why drink it? The bottle and its glass topper are both unique and elegant, as is the wine....

The Syndicate red blend

Dec 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: The Syndicate (red blend), 2018 Winery: Black Market Wine Co., Kaleden Why drink it? The labels from this small winery are fitting with general mood of...

Dubh Glas, Rested Gin

Dec 6, 2020 / 4:00 am

Spirit: Barrel Rested Gin Distillery: Dubh Glas, Oliver Why drink it? Not to tease, but this exquisite gin is sold out, so you’ll have to find a friend...

Riesling Estate Ice Wine

Nov 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Riesling Estate Ice Wine, 2018 Winery: Ex Nihilo, Lake Country Why drink it? It won’t be long until we reach the few days of sustained freezing...

Stag's Hollow Teroldego

Nov 22, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Teroldego, 2018 Winery: Stag’s Hollow, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? What is Teroldego? A bold choice to bring to the Okanagan, to start, as the...

Noble Ridge Pinot Grigio

Nov 15, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Reserve Pinot Grigio, 2019 Winery: Noble Ridge, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? A classic grape – call it Grigio or Gris, this bottle favours the...

Little Engine Merlot

Nov 8, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Platinum Merlot, 2017 Winery: Little Engine, Naramata Why drink it? It’s a club exclusive and sold out … so you need to find a good friend...

Wild Goose white blend

Nov 1, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Autumn Gold (white blend), 2019 Winery: Wild Goose, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? If you’re familiar with this winery, you’ll know that this is...

Equinox sparkling wine

Oct 25, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Equinox (sparkling), 2016 Winery: Township 7, Penticton Why drink it? While this sparkling wine is exclusive to the winery’s club members, that...

Dirty Laundry Red Blend

Oct 18, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Hush (red blend), 2019 Winery: Dirty Laundry, Summerland Why drink it? The Hush series of wines is a popular one for Dirty Laundry, where just about...

50th Parallel Pinot Noir

Oct 11, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Pinot Noir, 2017 Winery: 50th Parallel, Lake Country Why drink it? Fall is Pinot season. This one shies away from a delicate style with a bolder presence...

Maple Leaf Peach Liqueur

Oct 4, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Peach Liqueur Winery: Maple Leaf Spirits, Penticton Why drink it? Winner of a gold medal at the 2020 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, this spirit from...

Hester Creek Sparkling

Sep 27, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Ti Amo (sparkling), 2019 Winery: Hester Creek, Oliver Why drink it? The first sparkling wine to come from Hester, this “I love you” bottle is...

2018 Mandaray white blend

Sep 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Mandaray (white blend), 2018 Winery: Mt. Boucherie, West Kelowna Why drink it? A collaboration with Save On, this white blend also has a partner red under...

Pinot Noir Clonal Series

Sep 6, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Pinot Noir Clonal Series, 2018 Winery: CedarCreek, Kelowna Why drink it? Why not have three bottles of Pinot Noir instead of one? CedarCreek has put...

2017 Fourth Dimension

Aug 30, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Fourth Dimension (red blend), 2017 Why drink it? Four varietals go into this bottle, hence the name – Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet...

Screaming Frenzy Meritage

Aug 16, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Screaming Frenzy Meritage (red blend), 2017 Winery: Black Swift Vineyards, West Kelowna Why drink it? If there ever was a perfect red wine to define a...

Moraine Pinot Noir

Aug 2, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Pinot Noir, 2018 Winery: Moraine, Naramata Why drink it? A lot of care has gone into this Pinot, the “heartbreak grape”, in a bottle that...

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