The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

Rosés are truly making a splash in many glasses these days. The latest rosé movement started picking up its heels in the last half of a decade, and I am not seeing this trend slowing down anytime soon. A Bit About Rosé In a nutshell, this particular style of wine is made when red grapes are …

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2015 Pinot Blanc – Oraniensteiner – VQA A very fun wine! Bursting with stone and tree fruit, this blended beauty is a lovely sipper for a hot day when chilled to perfection. Oraniensteiner is a German variety that was originally created to make sparkling wines, however, matched with the late harvest Pinot Blanc in this …

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Lunessence Winery in Summerland, BC, is starting to gain some traction in the local wine world. Their motto, “Harmony, from vine to wine”, plays close attention to wine making from the dirt up. As the winery is experimenting with classical music being broadcast throughout the vineyard, Lunessence is utilizing alternative methods, shall we say, to influence …

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I’m so glad that we are beginning to see wines, from places like Turkey, in our market. As a general note, Turkey grows a lot of grapes. There are thousands of different varieties of grapes in this eastern country, and only two percent  are used for wine making. As such, most of the grapes grown …

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Rhys Pender thanked the crowd for showing up so early on the Friday morning seminar “From Ground Up” at the Vancouver Convention Centre as part of the yearly International Wine Festival that takes place here in the city. The focus: the Golden Mile Bench – British Columbia’s first sub-appellation which was created in 2015.   “This is …

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