Tag Archives: Okanagan

Tasting Note: 2008 Altostratus Pinot Noir, Black Cloud Wine

The people you meet on Twitter… One of the most interesting has certainly been Bradley Cooper, the man formerly known as Bradinator, who now tweets entirely from his BlackCloudWine account, the name of his most recent and most personal winemaking venture. Bradley is the winemaker at Township 7, a winery
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Off to the vineyards of the West – and the Wine Bloggers’ Conference

So here I am, awake extremely early, Pacific Time, as I adjust to the time difference from home. After an evening discussing the finer points of natural winemaking and British Columbia wine production with Anthony Nicalo of Farmstead Wines (among his many endeavours), and having some fine, crisp Vancouver Island bubbly (Venturi Schulze 2007 Brut [...]
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SAQ goes into Olympic mode: a showcase for Okanagan wines in Quebec (and a podcast of sorts)

The world of sports may contrast the thrill of victory with the agony of defeat, but as far as the Vancouver Olympics are concerned, there are some situations where everybody’s a winner. At least as far as BC wines and Quebec wine lovers are concerned. This Thursday, February 11, some 28 wines from the Okanagan will [...]
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A case of Canadian wine on Palate Press – and thoughts on the Canadian Wine brand

Busy week on the blogging front for me, as I contributed a sizeable article on Canadian wines for Palate Press, and started The Food Case, the companion food blog to The Wine Case. And that’s not counting the amount of tinkering involved from moving The Wine Case to its new winecase.ca address. Energy-consuming, for sure, [...]
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Tasting Note: Two viogniers from the North

If you’ve had wines made from the viognier grape, there is a very good chance that they came from warm, if not hot climates, and exploded with aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, over a rich, luscious mouthfeel. Acidity, crispness, freshness? Not so much. Yet there is another way to make viognier. A more northerly way, [...]
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