Fans of the Okanagan are sure to like the 2020 Chronos syrah, a rendition of what is quickly becoming the region’s emblematic red grape crafted with love by winemaker Lynzee Schatz.
The Okanagan Valley’s Tinhorn Creek winery may be roughly 8,000 kilometres away from Champagne, but its Blanc de Blanc from the 2018 vintage might convert even the most ardent champagne drinker to a different bubbly.
Wine producers constantly stress the need for high-quality grapes to make excellent wines. Yet one of the most extraordinary and delicious wines made in Ontario in the last few years originated in a vineyard that had been abandoned for the season because the grapes were ruined by birds, fruit flies, and rot.
Red Barn Winery at Jagged Rock is a repurposed barn deep in the vineyards where guests see how vines are tended and wine is made.
This rosé is a feast for the eyes well before it is for the palate, its glowing pale-pink hue speaking to the flavours it contains.
Elaine Vickers, the winemaker at the Naramata Bench’s Red Rooster Winery, brings an uncommon occupational history to the world of wine.
But some entrepreneurs saw an opportunity to open wine stores. If a bottle of wine could be sold with a meal, they reasoned, a bottle of wine could be sold with a bag of chips.
Do Quebec wine consumers really like more-acidic wines than their Ontario counterparts? What about British Columbians? It’s actually not simply a matter of acidity but of style generally: a wine’s weight or body, fruit-acid balance, sugar and alcohol levels, and tannins.
Osoyoos Larose’s new wine club, La Maison Osoyoos Larose, is something Canadian wine aficionados should get excited about.