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Wine Reviews

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...

Liquidity Chardonnay 2018

Jul 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Chardonnay, 2018 Winery: Liquidity, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? A beautiful golden hue in the glass, this is a chardonnay that doesn’t push any oak...

Township 7 Pinot Noir

Jul 19, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Pinot Noir, 2018 Winery: Township 7, Penticton Why drink it? A richer Pinot Noir, as Okanagan pinots go, made with care in a Burgundian style, aged in...

Burrowing Owl Pinot Gris

Jul 5, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Pinot Gris, 2019 Winery: Burrowing Owl, Oliver Why drink it? Pinot Gris should be a staple white wine for the summer. This one is very Okanagan in style,...

Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Jun 28, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Estate Sauvignon Blanc Winery: CedarCreek, Kelowna Why drink it? Made in the style of fresh, herbaceous New Zealand sauvignon blancs, the herb notes of...

Muscato Frizzante, 2019

Jun 21, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Muscat Frizzante, 2019 Winery: Stag’s Hollow, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? The winery describes this light sparkler as spritzy, which it is, and...

Bizou+Yukon Savvy Gris

Jun 14, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Savvy Gris, 2019 Winery: Bizou+Yukon (Okanagan Crush Pad), Summerland Why drink it? If you like dogs, art, and wine, this series (a white, red, and...

Mission Hill Reserve Rosé

May 31, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Reserve Rosé Winery: Mission Hill, West Kelowna Why drink it? A blend of merlot, shiraz, and pinot noir, the colour is a ruby red grapefruit in the...

Quails' Gate Rose

May 17, 2020 / 4:00 am

Cider: Rosé Cidery: Quails' Gate, West Kelowna Why drink it? A bottle of this light blush-coloured rosé should be a staple chilling on the...

Hail Mary Rosé

May 10, 2020 / 4:00 am

Cider: Hail Mary Rosé Cidery: Windfall, Vancouver Why drink it? It’s cider season, and the name seems somewhat appropriate for these times....

Stag's Hollow Rosé

May 3, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Rosé, 2019 Winery: Stag’s Hollow, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? Celebrating its silver anniversary this year, the “hollow” is...

Winemaker's Cut Rosé

Apr 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Rosé, 2019 Winery: Winemaker’s Cut, Oliver Why drink it? New on the BC wine scene, the idea behind the winery’s name is “an...

Okanagan Crush Pad's Rosé

Apr 19, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Gratitude Rosé, 2019 Winery: Okanagan Crush Pad, Summerland Why drink it? Available exclusively at JAK’S liquor stores around the province,...

Rosé 2017 from Roche

Apr 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Rosé, 2017 Winery: Roche, Naramata Bench Why drink it? You’ll be hard pressed to find this bottle now, but that’s a good reason to sign...

Play time with Rose de Syrah

Apr 5, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Rosé de Syrah, 2019 Winery: Play Estate, Penticton Why drink it? Spring is surely coming, and that means rosé season approaches. With a new...

vinAmité offers Compass red

Mar 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Compass, 2017 (red blend) Winery: vinAmité, Oliver Why drink it? A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc, this wine is a...

'Late Harvest' for early spring

Mar 22, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Late Harvest Pinot Blanc, 2018 Winery: Hester Creek, Oliver Why drink it? It may officially be spring but there is still a chill in the air, as we bridge...

Lost Poet: bold, earthy

Mar 15, 2020 / 5:00 am

Wine: Lost Poet (red blend), 2017 Winery: Winc / Atticus Why drink it? The story behind this bottle: Atticus is a masked Instagram poet (Instagram...

Spring 'The Nest' on guests

Mar 8, 2020 / 5:00 am

Wine: The Nest (sparkling), 2018 Winery: Crowsnest Vineyards, Similkameen Why drink it? A bubbly that is quite bubbly right out of the bottle and then relaxes...

Sparkling Zinfandel, 2018

Feb 17, 2020 / 5:00 am

Wine: Ancestral Sparkling Zinfandel, 2018 Winery: Covert Farms, Oliver Why drink it? A first for the winery, this is a minimal intervention wine (yes,...