The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

If you didn’t know that the BC Wine Info Centre in Penticton hosts unique, casual wine education seminars to help folks learn more about our province’s wines, then you do now. The BC Wine Info Centre, home to over 900 different kinds of BC VQA wine, is not just your average wine store. Re-opening in …

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Sometimes, the Universe leads you to meet interesting people along your journey. And I have met a lot of people in the wine business, having traveled to wine regions in Canada, the United States, Italy, and France. Recently, I had the chance to interview Michal Mosny, winemaker of Winemaker’s CUT wines, and talk about this personal …

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Terroir. This was the theme term in the Truth in Terroir seminar led by moderator Mark Shipway, DipWSET, during the Vancouver International Wine Festival held February 24-March 4, 2018. Panelists at the seminar covered the wine world nicely; everyone from winemakers to proprietors to export market managers were ready to talk about the cause-and-effect of …

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Hello wine lovers! Here’s the ‘quick and dirty’ on a recent wine I tried – the 2016 Wild Goose Vineyards “Mystic River Vineyard” Gewurztraminer – that I was definitely “wowed” with. If you can get your hands on a bottle of this award-winning wine, do so. It recently received Okanagan Wine Festival’s “Wine of the Year …

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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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