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Wine Reviews

Tinhorn Creek Chardonnay

Tinhorn Creek Chardonnay

Mar 3, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Chardonnay 2017 Winery: Tinhorn Creek, Oliver Why drink it? If you have an older vintage of this chard tucked away, bring it out to compare with the...

Pink Bling!

Pink Bling!

Feb 23, 2019 / 6:17 pm

Wine: Pink Bling! (sparkling wine) Winery: The View, Kelowna Why drink it? Yup, sparkling wine in a can. Why not have this instead of a super sweet cooler or...

Road 13 Viognier

Road 13 Viognier

Feb 16, 2019 / 8:34 pm

Wine: Viognier, 2017 Winery: Road 13, Oliver Why drink it? A nice golden hue in the glass, this Viognier will get you thinking about those spring evenings when...

Narrative Fortified

Narrative Fortified

Feb 9, 2019 / 9:20 pm

Wine: Narrative Fortified (non-vintage) Winery: Okanagan Crush Pad, Summerland Why drink it? If you find some ports or certain sherries too sweet, but...

Township 7 red blend

Township 7 red blend

Feb 2, 2019 / 7:07 pm

Wine: NBO (red blend), 2016 Winery: Township 7, Naramata/Langley Why drink it? Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, NBO is...

Exhilerat!ion Brut, 2017

Exhilerat!ion Brut, 2017

Jan 26, 2019 / 3:01 pm

Wine: Exhilarat!on Brut, 2017 Winery: Mission Hill, West Kelowna Why drink it? The exclamation point in the name of this bubbly is deliberate, perhaps because...

Time Winery Rosé

Time Winery Rosé

Jan 19, 2019 / 6:17 pm

Wine: Rosé, 2017 Winery: Time, Penticton Why drink it? There are many ways to create rosé, and many styles to try. This one is Syrah with just a...

The One, Noble Ridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vista's Edge Cabernet Franc

Nov 17, 2018 / 8:36 pm

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Township 7 Sauv Blanc

Township 7 Sauv Blanc

Nov 10, 2018 / 8:10 pm

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Burrowing Owl merlot

Burrowing Owl merlot

Nov 3, 2018 / 6:56 pm

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Time Winery, Penticton

Time Winery, Penticton

Oct 28, 2018 / 5:00 am

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Van Westen, Naramata

Van Westen, Naramata

Oct 21, 2018 / 1:30 pm

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Baillie-Grohman, Creston

Baillie-Grohman, Creston

Oct 14, 2018 / 9:02 am

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