The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

Made in California, this 2011 vintage red is a bottle of… well… delicious adult grape juice. That’s right. None for the children. It was one of the juiciest and fruitiest wines I’ve had in a while. It wasn’t multi-faceted and it didn’t have a layered complexity. It was, as I’ve said, some really good grape …

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I had the pleasure of meeting Rob and Denise of Camelot Vineyards Estate Winery back in late October 2012. The weather was dull and dreary, but Rob and Denise’s welcoming personalities made the atmosphere so much warmer. The vineyard and winery, located on East Kelowna Road, is part of Kelowna’s “Fab Five” wineries. The Fab …

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Pfaffenheim is a brand that I stand behind for good quality, complex, and affordable wines. They really know how to make an amiable product. As Pfaffenheim’s wines are made in the Alsatian style, I particularly enjoy their Gewürztraminer, as it bursts forth with tropical fruit flavours. Alsace pushes the “edges” of wine by making bold, …

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Well, hello there, Clos du Soleil Fumé Blanc. Nice to drink you. –Me Let’s take a little poll here, shall we? You can answer yes or no or maybe. However, you can only say maybe if you are leaning towards a no, and then go out and try this wine. I make these tough rules …

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Close your eyes. Okay, just wait to close your eyes until you are done reading this. Or else you won’t be able to read, and then we are both out of luck here. Imagine walking along a country road. It’s a sunny summer day; barely any clouds in the sky. The temperature is hovering around …

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