I waited skeptically for the reds, whose grapes generally demand longer hang time in autumn to achieve adequate ripeness. And now, following a long rest in barrel and bottle, the field looks so much better than anticipated, especially in the case of merlot, the Okanagan's flagship red variety.
Now would be a good time to pick up that special bottle of French Bordeaux wine that you had on your list - and a couple of extra for the wine cellar. Morgan Stanley Research has just released a report that projects a global shortage in wine production.
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is up for another award, though this time it isn't for one of their wines. The Oliver winery has been named as one of two private-sector finalists for an environmental award at the Real Estate Foundation of B.C.'s Land Awards Gala.
Festival organizers pointed out that 25 percent of the wineries entered will be pouring for the first time during festivities headquartered at the Vancouver Convention Centre. They are scheduled to pour 1,750 wines during 54 events from Feb. 24 to March 2.
The first-ever Peter Lehmann Wines Mentor Award is aimed at bringing together industry professionals and wine enthusiasts with an opportunity for up-and-coming Canadian oenophiles to grow and share their knowledge.
The Ontario government is warning the federal government it will be seeking compensation on some sectors that will be adversely impacted by the new Canada-European trade agreement being unveiled Friday.
Being recognized for 38 years of dedicated work is something that Debi Pratt said she is still shocked about. She was named Business Citizen of the Year by the 2013 Niagara Grape and Wine Festival and by RBC.