Wine Reviews

Frind Sparkling Brut

Jan 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Wine: Brut (sparkling), NV Winery: Frind, West Kelowna Why drink it? A medal winner in several international competitions, this is good value for a sparkling...

2017 Time Winery McWatters Brut

Jan 16, 2022 / 4:00 am

Wine: McWatters Brut (sparkling), 2017 Winery: Time, Penticton Why drink it? From the McWatters collection, a tribute to B.C. wine pioneer Harry McWatters, the...

Township 7 Rigel Sparkling

Jan 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

Wine: Rigel (sparkling), 2019 Winery: Township 7, Langley/Penticton Why drink it? Buzz continues to grow for this winery’s sparkling wines, each named for...

Nk’Mip 2020 Qwam Qwmt Riesling Icewine

Dec 26, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Qwam Qwmt Riesling Icewine, 2020 Winery: Nk’Mip, Osoyoos Why drink it? It’s time for some indulgence. A platinum award winner from Wine Align,...

Lake Breeze 2019 The Spice Jar

Dec 19, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: The Spice Jar (white blend), 2019 Winery: Lake Breeze, Naramata Why drink it? One of the most aromatic blends around, this wine is available in the bottle...

2018 Evolve Momento Red blend

Dec 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Momento (red blend), 2018 Winery: Evolve, Penticton Why drink it? Part of the recently rebranded Time Family of Wines, the Evolve lineup has undergone a...

2019 vinAmite Petit Verdot

Dec 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Petit Verdot, 2019 Winery: vinAmite, Oliver Why drink it? Petit Verdot plays a role in Bordeaux blends adding tannic structure to these red wines, but can...

2020 Hester Creek Chardonnay

Nov 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Chardonnay, 2020 Winery: Hester Creek, Oliver Why drink it? Direct from the Golden Mile Bench, hand-picked from older vines, much attention was given to...

CedarCreek 2020 Jagged Rock Sparkling Rosé

Nov 14, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Jagged Rock Sparkling Rosé, 2020 Winery: CedarCreek, Kelowna Why drink it? From the winery’s Platinum Collection, this bubbly has the palest...

2019 Blue Mountain Estate Cuvée Pinot Noir

Nov 7, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Estate Cuvée Pinot Noir, 2019 Winery: Blue Mountain, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? The descriptors assigned by the winery itself are most fitting:...

Bask Hard Tea Sparkling Water

Oct 31, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Hard Tea Sparkling Water Winery: Bask, Online: bc.baskwine.com/Shop Why drink it? Is it wine? Is it tea? Is it bubbly? It’s all three. BASK has a...

2020 Stag’s Hollow Albari?o

Oct 24, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Albari?o, 2020 Winery: Stag’s Hollow, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? Only a handful of B.C. wineries are playing with this Iberian varietal that...

Bartier Bros. 2019 The Orchard Row (red blend)

Oct 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: The Orchard Row (red blend), 2019 Winery: Bartier Bros., Oliver Why drink it? Formerly the house wine at the winery, this bright red blend of Cabernet...

Left Field Cider Co.

Oct 10, 2021 / 4:00 am

Cidery: Left Field Cider Co., near Merritt Why drink it? Why not cider for a change? It’s not just for hot summer days, is a perfect autumn drink, and...

Mission Hill 2019 Vista’s Edge Cabernet Franc

Oct 3, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Vista’s Edge Cabernet Franc, 2019 Winery: Mission Hill, West Kelowna Why drink it? Part of the winery’s Terroir Collection, a series of wines...

2018 Liquidity Dividend

Sep 26, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Dividend, 2018 (red blend) Winery: Liquidity, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, the name of this...

2019 Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards Fitz Crémant

Sep 19, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Fitz Crémant, 2019 (sparkling) Winery: Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, Summerland Why drink it? In France, crémant sparkling wines are made...

2020 Time Family of Wines Chronos Rosé

Sep 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Chronos Rosé, 2020 Winery: Time Family of Wines, Penticton Why drink it? New labels, a new satellite shop coming to the District Wine Village, and...

2019 Inniskillin Okanagan Estate Riesling

Sep 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Okanagan Estate Riesling, 2019 Winery: Inniskillin Why drink it? Riesling can run the gamut from dry to sweet, and the winery’s ice wine version is...

2019 Play Spotlight Semillon

Aug 29, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Spotlight Semillon, 2019 Winery: Play, Penticton Why drink it? Often found blended with Sauvignon Blanc, a fuller-bodied, thoughtfully oaked Semillon can...