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Wine Reviews

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...

Naramata 2018 Moriane Pinot Noir

Naramata 2018 Moriane 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...

Okanagan Falls 2018 Liquidity Chardonnay

Okanagan Falls 2018 Liquidity Chardonnay

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 2017

Township 7 Pinot Noir 2017

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, 2019

Burrowing Owl Pinot Gris, 2019

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,...

CedarCreek Estate Sauvignon Blanc

CedarCreek 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...

Muscat Frizzante, 2019,Stag’s Hollow, Okanagan Falls

Muscat Frizzante, 2019,Stag’s Hollow, Okanagan Falls

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 2019

Bizou+Yukon Savvy Gris 2019

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 a blend of merlot, shiraz, pinot noir

Mission Hill Reserve Rosé a blend of merlot, shiraz, pinot noir

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...

A blend of gamay and pinot noirs with a touch of gris

A blend of gamay and pinot noirs with a touch of gris

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...

Windfall cider a refreshing blend of apples and berries

Windfall cider a refreshing blend of apples and berries

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....

Typical Syrah white pepper and smokey notes

Typical Syrah white pepper and smokey notes

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...

Aromas of peaches and cream, with fresh strawberries

Aromas of peaches and cream, with fresh strawberries

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...

The scent of strawberries and freshly peeled citrus fruits

The scent of strawberries and freshly peeled citrus fruits

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,...

Pink grapefruit, wild meadow flowers and violets, a touch of cinnamon

Pink grapefruit, wild meadow flowers and violets, a touch of cinnamon

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 Estate Rosé bright and light on the taste buds

Play Estate Rosé bright and light on the taste buds

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...

Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee beans, touched with sage

Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee beans, touched with sage

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...

Hester Creeek's 2018 Pinot Blanc

Hester Creeek's 2018 Pinot Blanc

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...

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