the view from the back deck at Blackwood Lane
Blackwood Lane Winery in South Langley has been creating a buzz by putting forth superlative wines for a while already. I first heard about them from one of my Wine Club Members who had been there. Almost cautiously he asked me, ‘have you been to [...]
Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir
I would say that I’m about half recovered now. This is a good place to be when reminiscing about a truly great experience: I’m still glowing but not tipsy anymore, and the memories are still relatively fresh despite the wine-induced amnesia.
Asian Prawn 'Dog' with Amber
I’m not the kind of girl who likes to stop when I’m onto or into something good.
I wouldn’t say that my life has been characterized by excess per se… in fact, as a child our mother severely limited our access to good things. Treats were generally reserved for the times when [...]
So Mr. Sweeting came back from the Okanagan one day and said to his son Paul, ‘You guys should see if you can do a Winemaker’s Dinner with these guys’ and handed him a business card for the Enotecca Winery Group. Paul in turn handed the card to me and when I flipped it over [...]
yummy buttery toasty tropical fruit & citrus
I have two sisters. One is approximately a year older than me, and the other is approximately a year younger than I am. For some of you the light probably just went on as you thought… ‘Ah, yes that explains things’. It does. But that is not [...]
the entrance to Le Vieux Pin tasting room
It’s not a secret anymore that Whatcom Wine & Spirits is working together with Le Vieux Pin and La Stella wineries in the Southern Okanagan to put together a Winemaker’s Dinner in September. When I offhandedly mentioned to my sales agent that I really should get [...]
Beautiful Okanagan lakes & vineyards
The theme for June at Whatcom Wine & Spirits is the celebration of new vintage British Columbia wines and their imminent release from the wineries. These are mainly 2008 whites but some establishments are debuting their 2006 and 2007 reds at the same time. When I am preparing for [...]