A few weekends ago, we yachted over to Sea Star vineyards on Pender Island to wine and dine al fresco at this beautiful, rustic, coastal, island winery. (Okay, it wasn't TECHNICALLY a yacht...) We've tasted Sea Star wines before in various Vancouver restaurants (their rosé made our list of favourite rosé-by-the-glass at The Winebar/Provence), but … Continue reading Sea Star Winery on Pender Island: Award Winning Wines on the BC Coast = Heaven!
Wine in: Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 I discovered a great California Cabernet Sauvignon which retails for just under $20 at government liquor stores (I picked it up at the LCBO but it's available at BC liquor stores too). It's called "Josh", which is convenient for those times when you just want to sit at … Continue reading Date Night With Josh
The little engine that could...not get us to leave! Just kidding. We left. Eventually. It's hard when they have a gorgeous tasting room and patio, sweeping views of Okanagan lake and vineyards, and tiers of delicious wine to taste. You can choose between two tastings - 5 selections from their premium platinum, gold and silver … Continue reading Big Bold Wines at Little Engine
In celebration of Father's Day, our June Wine of the Month is the Maverick 2012 Rubicon. Not only does this hefty, spicy red pair well with steak, but the winery name also happens to share the moniker of one of our favourite top guns, and the wine name also just happens to be the name … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! Better Than a Tie. Maverick Rubicon 2012
We almost don't want to tell you about Kraze Legz Winery, because it's a hidden gem nestled in our hidden gem town of Kaleden (aptly named from 'kalos', meaning beautiful in Greek, combined with 'Eden', that famous garden full of temptations). But, chances are, you're going to find out about both sooner or later, plus … Continue reading March Merlot, because we love an alliteration! Kraze Legz The Cakewalk 2011 Merlot
The 2013 Nota bene is a blend of 45% cab Sauvignon, 40% merlot and 11% cab franc. Here are the Black Hills tasting notes: "The 2013 Nota Bene has proven to be yet another outstanding vintage. Its tantalizing signature of sweet, ripe cherry complimented by its dusty earth undertones is salivating. Rich, smooth tannins coat … Continue reading A Holiday Gift for Yourself! Black Hills Nota Bene 2013
You are out for dinner with a group, it is time to order wine, and then you hear the dreaded, "You love wine! Pick a bottle for us!" All of a sudden, the wine list is in your hand, and everyone is staring at you. What a responsibility! This recently happened to one of our … Continue reading Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011