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Wine Reviews

2019 Cedar Creek Platinum Series Pinot Gris

2019 Cedar Creek Platinum Series 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, Naramata

2017 Roche Nuances, Naramata

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...

2020 Lightning Rock Viognier Pét-Nat

2020 Lightning Rock Viognier Pét-Nat

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...

2019 Mirabel Pinot Noir Rose

2019 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....

2019 Black Market Wine Co. The Syndicate

2019 Black Market Wine Co. The Syndicate

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, Barrel Rested Gin

Dubh Glas, Barrel 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...

2018 Ex Nihilo Riesling Estate Ice Wine

2018 Ex Nihilo 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...

2018 Stag's Hollow Teroldego

2018 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...

2019 Noble Ridge Pinot Grigio

2019 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...

2017 Little Engine Platinum Merlot

2017 Little Engine Platinum Merlot

Nov 8, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Platinum Merlot, 2017 Winery: Little Engine, Naramata Why drink it? It’s a club exclusive and sold out … so you need to find a good friend...

2019 Wild Good Autumn Gold white blend

2019 Wild Good Autumn Gold white blend

Nov 1, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Autumn Gold (white blend), 2019 Winery: Wild Goose, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? If you’re familiar with this winery, you’ll know that this is...

Township 7 2016 Equinox sparkling wine

Township 7 2016 Equinox sparkling wine

Oct 25, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Equinox (sparkling), 2016 Winery: Township 7, Penticton Why drink it? While this sparkling wine is exclusive to the winery’s club members, that...

2019 Hush Red Blend Dirty Laundry

2019 Hush Red Blend Dirty Laundry

Oct 18, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Hush (red blend), 2019 Winery: Dirty Laundry, Summerland Why drink it? The Hush series of wines is a popular one for Dirty Laundry, where just about...

2017 50th Parallel Pinot Noir, Lake Country

2017 50th Parallel Pinot Noir, Lake Country

Oct 11, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Pinot Noir, 2017 Winery: 50th Parallel, Lake Country Why drink it? Fall is Pinot season. This one shies away from a delicate style with a bolder presence...

Maple Leaf Spirits Peach Liqueur

Maple Leaf Spirits Peach Liqueur

Oct 4, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Peach Liqueur Winery: Maple Leaf Spirits, Penticton Why drink it? Winner of a gold medal at the 2020 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, this spirit from...

2019 Ti Amo Hester Creek Sparkling

2019 Ti Amo Hester Creek Sparkling

Sep 27, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Ti Amo (sparkling), 2019 Winery: Hester Creek, Oliver Why drink it? The first sparkling wine to come from Hester, this “I love you” bottle is...

Mt. Boucherie 2018 Mandaray white blend

Mt. Boucherie 2018 Mandaray white blend

Sep 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Mandaray (white blend), 2018 Winery: Mt. Boucherie, West Kelowna Why drink it? A collaboration with Save On, this white blend also has a partner red under...

2018 CedarCreek Pinot Noir Clonal Series

2018 CedarCreek Pinot Noir Clonal Series

Sep 6, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Pinot Noir Clonal Series, 2018 Winery: CedarCreek, Kelowna Why drink it? Why not have three bottles of Pinot Noir instead of one? CedarCreek has put...

Wine Review: 2017 Fourth Dimension red blend

Wine Review: 2017 Fourth Dimension red blend

Aug 30, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Fourth Dimension (red blend), 2017 Why drink it? Four varietals go into this bottle, hence the name – Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet...

2017 Red Blend Screaming Frenzy Meritage

2017 Red Blend Screaming Frenzy Meritage

Aug 16, 2020 / 4:00 am

Wine: Screaming Frenzy Meritage (red blend), 2017 Winery: Black Swift Vineyards, West Kelowna Why drink it? If there ever was a perfect red wine to define a...

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