Posted By:Camille Berry, Author at Okanagan Wine Club - Page 2 of 4
You've finally nailed down the styles of wine you like and producers you prefer. You know what regions to reach for when you hit your local wine shop. But as has happened to all of us at some point or another, you've likely picked up a bottle only to take it home, opened it, and found yourself slightly disappointed by its contents. You swirl the glass again...the wine wasn't corked and didn't have any other perceivable flaws. What went wrong ...Read More
Perhaps you've toyed with the thought of wine investment. If you've dabbled in collecting, it's the next logical step. Before you decide to take the plunge, here are a few things to know.
The first question, of course, is why invest in wine in the first place? Well, fine wine can appreciate ...Read More
Although it didn't last more than several years, Canadian Prohibition has had long term effects that we still feel today. With roots in the 19th century, the movement to outlaw alcohol grew from smaller bans on a local level and culminated in a nationwide embargo on almost all things booze. Sure, the bans were lifted, but the wheels set in motion over one hundred years ago stil ...Read More
Like many of the previous grapes covered in this series, Syrah has French origins. Although sometimes thought to have ties to the Iranian city of Shiraz, DNA testing has proven otherwise; Syrah is the offspring of Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche, two grapes indigenous to southeastern France.
Here's the thing: Syrah and Shiraz are two sides of the same coin; a single grape variet ...Read More
Perfumed with heady aromas of lychee, peaches, roses, jasmine and exotic spice, the wines that the pink-skinned Gewürztraminer grape makes are unlike any of the other varieties we've covered so far in this series. As far as noble or classic grape varieties go, Gewürztraminer isn't as widely planted or even as popular as the likes of the Pinots, Cabs or ubiquitous Chardonnay, but that doesn't mean it's any less delicious or versatile when i ...Read More