Posted By:Benjamin Norris, Author at Okanagan Wine Club

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Decoding Wine Labels: A Rough Guide

February 6, 2018 - By 

We’ve all been there: standing in the wine store, staring blankly at the bottles on the shelves and trying to figure out what a wine might possibly taste like, merely from the information on the label. All too often, we find ourselves flustered and simply reaching for a bottle with an attractive picture printed on the front, or going for a tried-and-tested bottle we know we will enjoy. While there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with th ...

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Which White Wines Are Best For Cooking?

January 23, 2018 - By 

Great chefs and home cooks alike have been cooking with white wine for centuries. And why wouldn’t they? Once the majority of the alcohol has dissipated from the pan, what’s left of the wine is an unbeatable depth of taste, a subtle fruitiness and spiciness which is impossible to replicate with any other ingredient. It’s what gives much of European gastronomy its distinctively elegant character, and it’s an easy way of adding a real ...

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The Different Styles of Rosé Wine

January 23, 2018 - By 

Who doesn’t love a great glass of rosé wine? It’s the beautiful, elegant and endlessly refreshing halfway-house between red and white, perfect on a summer’s day but equally good in the colder months as a wine to drink alongside your day. Produced in almost every wine country on earth, it has a history which stretches back through the centuries, and is beloved across the globe by those looking for the perfect thirst-quenching drink to ...

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Five Unmissable Wines to Drink This Winter

January 8, 2018 - By 

As the mercury starts to plummet in our thermometers, we begin longing for warmth, for comfort, and for long evenings huddled in front of an open fire. The bright and airy days of summer begin to feel like a distant memory, and those balmy afternoons sipping at sharp, light white wines and rosés have faded with the darkening of the skies.

Winter is all about those wines whic ...

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Pairing Wine With Soup

November 8, 2017 - By 

As the days grow shorter and the mercury begins to plummet in our thermometers, is there anything finer to eat at the end of a long, chilly day than a delicious, warming bowl of soup? It’s the ultimate versatile food - almost any ingredient can be cooked through and blended to produce a highly satisfying, hearty dinner that spreads through the body like your own interior central heating system. However, if you’re the kind of person who c ...

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