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Change coming quickly now in B.C. wine country; plus new wine reviews for Culmina, JoieFarm and Fort Berens

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

Positive change is coming quickly now in B.C. wine country with new regions being recognized and the second sub-appellation in the Okanagan Valley ready to emerge. Continue reading

First B.C. wine reviews of 2018: Hester Creek, Township 7 and 40 Knots from the Comox Valley

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

We’re kicking off our first B.C. wine report of 2018 with reviews from three wineries spread across the province: Township 7, 40 Knots and Hester Creek. Continue reading

Oh, Joie! The lovely white wines from the Okanagan’s JoieFarm have arrived just in time for summer

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The 2013 wines from the Okanagan Valley’s JoieFarm marks the 10th vintage from this top-notch winery located on the Naramata Bench. Continue reading

The nose knows: The expressive aromatics of Canadian white wines and what makes them so special

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As an impressionable neophyte weaned on the flowery yet oddly explicit ramblings of one Robert M. Parker the words always leaped out at me: acacia blossoms, candied oranges, botrytis, lychee, rosewater, verbena, quinine, bergamot, herbal tea, metallic shavings, cardamom, Louisiana steamed crawdads (I’m not kidding, it was a1999 Zind Humbrecht Clos Windsbul Gewurztraminer), spicy rosewater, smoky fennel, jellied apricot, almond cookie dough, creamed raspberries and gravel, yes, gravel! Continue reading

Spring wine releases from Tinhorn, JoieFarm, Rosehall Run and a treat from Coffin Ridge

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Few outside our own country have enjoyed the diverse and world-class wines made coast-to-coast in Canada. Most aren’t even aware quality wines are possible in a cool-climate such as ours. Continue reading

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