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  • Aerial view of Saturna Island Vineyards

Sea Star Spreads its Wings on Saturna

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Sea Star Rising A handful of wineries has sprung up on BC’s Gulf Islands over the last few years. Yet, none have impressed as much as Sea Star Estate Farm & Vineyards. The picturesque winery [...]

Argentina: Work Horse Wines Deliver Value

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

  Argentina in the spotlight Argentina is this month's focus at BC Liquor Stores. Special deals and free tastings celebrate the South American producer through September 2nd. It’s interesting how Argentina continues to broaden its [...]

How a New Canadian Discovered and Appreciated BC Wine

July 1st, 2017|0 Comments

In honour of Canada's 150th! My good friend Rick Van Sickle (winesinniagara.com) asked me to contribute to his #CanadaWINE150 project. I was happy to oblige ...   When I first arrived in Montreal, I was [...]

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  • Aerial view of Saturna Island Vineyards

Sea Star Spreads its Wings on Saturna

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Sea Star Rising A handful of wineries has sprung up on BC’s Gulf Islands over the last few years. Yet, none have impressed as much as Sea Star Estate Farm & Vineyards. The picturesque winery [...]

Argentina: Work Horse Wines Deliver Value

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

  Argentina in the spotlight Argentina is this month's focus at BC Liquor Stores. Special deals and free tastings celebrate the South American producer through September 2nd. It’s interesting how Argentina continues to broaden its [...]

How a New Canadian Discovered and Appreciated BC Wine

July 1st, 2017|0 Comments

In honour of Canada's 150th! My good friend Rick Van Sickle (winesinniagara.com) asked me to contribute to his #CanadaWINE150 project. I was happy to oblige ...   When I first arrived in Montreal, I was [...]

  • BC Lieutenant Governor awards glasses

Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2017 Winners: a Unique Contest

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wine is unique among wine competitions. Nowhere else, as far as I know, does a panel of judges work so hard to whittle down 486 entries to [...]

  • Howard Soon at Calona Wines

Howard Soon, an Okanagan Legend, Retires (for now)

June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Howard Soon has just announced he's retiring from his job as Master Winemaker at Andrew Peller Estates, aka Calona Wines, Sandhill, Red Rooster ... and so on. I figure it’s a really good time to [...]

New District: Making the Case for Interesting Wine

April 25th, 2017|2 Comments

When I first walked into New District, on Vancouver's west side (5650 Dunbar St. at W 41st. Ave.), it took me right back to London. At the time, I was working for my uncle in [...]