Natalie MacLean’s Improved NatDecants The real power of the new version of the NatDecants app is access to 270,000 expert wine ratings from Canada’s largest wine review site. This together with the wine pairing database means NatDecants is like a sommelier in your pocket. NatDecants is the one application every Canadian wine lover needs.
Canada Day 2016 It’s the unofficial kick off of summer holidays, a pretty-much-promised stretch of warm sunshine, and for Anthony and me, the signal that we’ve emerged intact from another National Wine Awards of Canada. For me, the Nationals (NWAC16) is easy – a chance to taste blind through some of the best wines our country produces and catch up with my close WineAlign family.
Jamie Goode's wine blog .....In the Similkameen Valley, BC, Canada....The Similkameen Valley is a peaceful yet dramatic place. Running parallel to the Okanagan, it lacks the lakes, but makes up scenery wise by being hemmed in moodily by mountains. It’s named after the Similkameen River that runs through it. The valley has an almost alpine feel, and I reckon this is one of the most exciting viticultural areas in Canada. As yet, however, its potential is somewhat untapped.
John Schreiner on wine:Now in its second year, vinPerdu Cellars of Oliver, a charming boutique winery, has increased production of most of its wines and has added a premium red called Hidden Corner. Everyone to whom I have spoken to about this winery has mentioned the warmth and friendliness of the tasting room – and then they add that the wines also are good. That is a fine reputation that has begun to put the winery on the radar screen of those who tour wineries on, or near, the Golden…
John Schreiner on wine: Class of 2016: Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards Starting September this year, what promises to be the Okanagan’s best sparkling wine cellar tour will begin welcoming the public at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards south of Peachland.