Wine Reviews

2018 Old Vines Riesling

Apr 11, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Old Vines Riesling Brut, 2018 Winery: Tantalus, Kelowna Why drink it? The winery’s reputation for excellent Riesling is well-established, and this...

Bartier Bros Rose, Oliver

Apr 4, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Rosé, 2020 Winery: Bartier Bros., Oliver Why drink it? This a fun rosé, an unexpected mix of Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, and Merlot; it...

Stag’s Hollow Syrah

Mar 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Renaissance Syrah, 2018 Winery: Stag’s Hollow, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? The first thing you’ll notice as you pour a glass is the deep,...

Monster Vineyards Rosé

Mar 21, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Rosé, 2019 Winery: Monster Vineyards, Penticton Why drink it? Rosé season is upon us, so let’s jump in with “pink power”,...

2018 Road 13 Marsanne

Mar 14, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Marsanne, 2018 Winery: Road 13, Oliver Why drink it? This wine comes is available in a special three pack for spring, with a bottle of Viognier and a...

High Mountain Malbec

Mar 7, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: High Mountain Malbec, 2018 Winery: Catena, Argentina Why drink it? At this time of year, the wine world usually congregates for the Vancouver...

2016 Rollingdale Fort

Feb 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Fort, 2016 Winery: Rollingdale, West Kelowna Why drink it? Fort is a fortified port-style wine made with organic Marechal Foch grapes, so it is to be...

Snoop Dogg, Cali Red 2019

Feb 21, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Snoop Dogg, Cali Red 2019 Winery: 19 Crimes, California Why drink it? Yes, Snoop Dogg, like many celebrities, has a wine. The label simply says:...

2013 Row 128 Merlot

Feb 14, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Row 128 Merlot, 2013 Winery: Seven Stones, Similkameen Why drink it? One of the best Merlots from the region, worth seeking out to see if for no other...

2018 Time Merlot

Feb 7, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Merlot, 2018 Winery: Time, Penticton Why drink it? Merlot is a classic that can stand the test of time. A bottle or two on hand are convenient choices for...

Burrowing Owl Chardonnay

Jan 31, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Chardonnay, 2018 Winery: Burrowing Owl, OIiver Why drink it? Maybe this is the bottle that can convert the “ABC” – anything but...

2019 Cedar Creek Pinot Gris

Jan 24, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Platinum Series Pinot Gris, 2019 Winery: CedarCreek, Kelowna Why drink it? From the winery’s Simes Vineyard – unique as it is north-facing and...

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...