Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

Here are four ideas to make your life easier this Christmas. Gift ideas for the favourite wine lover in your life. First, there’s the Legno Art Corkscrew. Made out of polished stainless steel, it feels great in the hand, and the extra centimeter of leverage makes all the difference. It works beautifully. Available at… Continue reading Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

Life on the Road 4

Started the morning at Jackson-Triggs.  Had their Sauvignon Blanc Proprietor’s Grand Reserve.  If you like NZ SB buy this one.  Grassy nose, great acid, with a balanced finish, and best of all only 12.5% alcohol. The ’07 Cabernet Franc Rose was a standout.  A lovely medium rose colour, with a great nose of smoke and… Continue reading Life on the Road 4

Life on the Road 2

Well I’m in the valley.  Stopped by a brand new vineyard – Cassini – on my way to setting up camp. A remarkable range of wines, including viognier (recommended) with a great bouquet of pears.  None of the other whites turned my crank but they were all acceptable and value priced, around the $15.  For… Continue reading Life on the Road 2

BC Wines and pricing

Okay so I’m out to dinner last night, a freebie courtesy of Jackson Trigg, just so everybody knows what’s going on. It was at Weczeria, a great local bistro. The menu: Cod cheeks & lamb stuffed perogie with bacon bits & JT Proprietor’s Reserve [PR] Sauv Blanc Halibut & roasted cherry tomato chili with JT… Continue reading BC Wines and pricing