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Wine Reviews

The One, Noble Ridge

Jan 5, 2019 / 9:58 pm

Wine: The One, 2015 (sparkling) Winery: Noble Ridge, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? First, if you still owe the sparkling wine lover on last year’s gift...

La Frenz 2017 Chardonnay

Dec 29, 2018 / 2:42 pm

Wine: Chardonnay, 2017 Winery: La Frenz, Naramata Why drink it? Not a fan of oaked chardonnay? You just need to find one that balances the elements of the grape...

Quails' Gate Totally Botrytis

Dec 22, 2018 / 2:19 pm

Wine: Totally Botrytis Affected Optima, 2017 Winery: Quails’ Gate, West Kelowna Why drink it? What is botrytis – “noble rot” caused by...

vinAmité blend

Dec 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Wine: Compass (red blend), 2015 Winery: vinAmité, Oliver Why drink it? A lovely blend primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with touches of...

Port in a Storm

Dec 8, 2018 / 8:46 pm

Wine: Port in a Storm, NV Winery: Pentâge, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? Port comes from Portugal, but “port style” wines are emerging from...

Middle Bench Pinot Blanc

Dec 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

Wine: Winemaker’s Middle Bench Pinot Blanc, 2017 Winery: Clos du Soleil, Similkameen Valley Why drink it? The name, an “enclosed vineyard of the...

Foch Eh, Averill Creek

Nov 24, 2018 / 10:22 pm

Wine: Foch Eh, 201 Winery: Averill Creek, Vancouver Island Why drink it? It’s nice to see a winery having fun, and when this bottle was dropped in the...

Vista's Edge Cabernet Franc

Nov 17, 2018 / 8:36 pm

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Township 7 Sauv Blanc

Nov 10, 2018 / 8:10 pm

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Burrowing Owl merlot

Nov 3, 2018 / 6:56 pm

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Time Winery, Penticton

Oct 28, 2018 / 5:00 am

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Van Westen, Naramata

Oct 21, 2018 / 1:30 pm

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Baillie-Grohman, Creston

Oct 14, 2018 / 9:02 am

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Rustic Roots, Similkameen

Oct 7, 2018 / 5:00 am

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Quails’ Gate, West Kelowna

Sep 30, 2018 / 5:00 am

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Masi, Italy

Sep 23, 2018 / 5:00 am

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Lake Breeze, Naramata

Sep 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

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Road 13, Oliver

Sep 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

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Summerhill, Kelowna

Sep 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

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Tinhorn Creek, Oliver

Aug 26, 2018 / 5:00 am

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