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Wine Guy – Easter Cheers

A note to readers: Effective April 1st most liquor stores, including BC Liquor Stores, have changed their shelf pricing. The shelf price no longer includes the 10% PST and 5% GST applicable to each bottle of wine.  449 more words


Try this tasty scallop dish with a glass of central Virginia wine

RICHMOND, Va – Michael Heny, of Horton Vineyards, put together a tasty scallop dish with sautéed spinach, onions, and a splash of white wine. This dish was just a preview of what you can find at the 2015 Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival. 55 more words

Virginia This Morning

Winery: Peachy Canyon, Paso Robles

I felt like a kid in a candy store. Peachy Canyon offers an exceptionally broad selection of wines to taste for their $10 tasting fee. (Fee waived with a two bottle purchase) Feeling overwhelmed? 134 more words


What We Have Been Drinking—3/30/15

Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife.  Here are some of the wines we tasted over the past few weeks: 830 more words


Ava, Le Vieux Pin, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 2012, 14% abv.

Here’s a BC bottle made in the image of a white Rhône Valley wine.

The Ava is fashioned from 61% Viognier, 21% Roussanne and 18% Marsanne grapes that have seen about half of it age in new French barrels for 9 months and about a third in new oak. 121 more words


A Couple of Open That Bottle Nights

A couple of weekends ago was Open That Bottle Night (OTBN) the annual event held on the fourth Saturday of February. As I mentioned right before the event, the idea of OTBN is to use it as an excuse to open a bottle that you have been saving for a special occasion, but it remains un-opened since no occasion ever seems “special” enough. 734 more words


Westerly Wines--New to Me

I like to think that I know what is going on out there in the wine world, and compared to your average tall white guy, i am likely ahead of the game. 734 more words