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Wine Reviews

2019 Hester Creek Character red blend

2019 Hester Creek Character red blend

Jun 20, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Character (red blend), 2019 Winery: Hester Creek, Oliver Why drink it? The Character blends from Hester (both the white and red versions), are good...

Okanagan Crush Pad 2019 Narrative Chenin Blanc

Okanagan Crush Pad 2019 Narrative Chenin Blanc

Jun 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Chenin Blanc, 2019 Winery: Narrative (Okanagan Crush Pad), Summerland Why drink it? From one of the labels from Crush Pad comes Narrative, a selection of...

2020 Nostalgia Rosé

2020 Nostalgia Rosé

Jun 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Rosé, 2020 Winery: Nostalgia, Oliver Why drink it? Raise a glass to the re-name and re-brand of the winery formerly known as Oliver Twist, and its...

2018 Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc

2018 Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc

May 30, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Pinot Blanc, 2018 Winery: Lake Breeze, Naramata Bench Why drink it? Pinot Blanc is often a forgotten white wine, a genetic mutation of Pinot Noir that...

2018 Skaha Vineyard Cabernet Franc

2018 Skaha Vineyard Cabernet Franc

May 23, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Cabernet Franc, 2018 Winery: Skaha Vineyard at Kr?z? Legz, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? This cab franc is typically available for only a short time, as it...

Mission Hill Reserve Rosé

Mission Hill Reserve Rosé

May 16, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Reserve Rosé Winery: Mission Hill, West Kelowna Why drink it? The three grapes for this pale, salmon-pink rosé come from the warm vineyards...

Fizé frizzante bubbles

Fizé frizzante bubbles

May 9, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Fizé (sparkling) Winery: Virtual at www.popfize.com Why drink it? Another affordable Okanagan frizzante has entered the fray of casual, care-free...

Noble Ridge sparkling, The Fizzy One

Noble Ridge sparkling, The Fizzy One

May 2, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: The Fizzy One (sparkling), non-vintage Winery: Noble Ridge, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? Frizzante often goes hand-in-hand with fun. A blend of Viognier...

2019 7 Blanc Township 7

2019 7 Blanc Township 7

Apr 25, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: 7 Blanc (white blend), 2019 Winery: Township 7, Penticton Why drink it? While gaining a reputation for stellar sparkling, the table white wines from this...

2018 Tantalus Old Vines Riesling

2018 Tantalus 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...

2020 Bartier Bros Rosé

2020 Bartier Bros Rosé

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...

2018 Stag’s Hollow Renaissance Syrah

2018 Stag’s Hollow Renaissance 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,...

2019 Monster Vineyards Rosé

2019 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

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...

2018 Catena High Mountain Malbec

2018 Catena 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 from West Kelowna

2016 Rollingdale Fort from West Kelowna

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, 19 Crimes, Cali Red 2019

Snoop Dogg, 19 Crimes, 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:...

Seven Stones 2013 Row 128 Merlot

Seven Stones 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 Merlot from Time Winery

2018 Merlot from Time Winery

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...

2018 Burrowing Owl Chardonnay

2018 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...

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