Category Archives: barrels

Le Vieux Pin The Equinoxe Series

” Equinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal old world, equal new world.” The Equinoxe label from Le Vieux Pin is a very limited production series, with total production ranging from one to three barrels in each vintage. Continue reading

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Tinhorn Creek Vineyards and Wines

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 32830 Tinhorn Creek RD Oliver BC V0H 1TQ Tinhorn Creek We are going to talk about of a couple of Tinhorn Creek wines and then Tinhorn’s environmental and sustainable efforts in both the vineyard and the winery. … Continue reading

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Painted Rock Estate Winery

Painted Rock Estate Winery 400 Smythe Drive Penticton BC, Canada, V2A 8W6 The Wines 2011 Chardonnay $26.70 This Chardonnay is a great food wine. The oak does not overwhelm on this wine because of its nice restrained use. I wish … Continue reading

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Vancouver International Tequila Expo

The Vancouver International Tequila Expo will be taking place Saturday May 12th, truly a do-not-miss event.  By attending, you will also be helping the BC Hospitality Foundation. There will be an impressive lineup of quality Tequilas  available for tasting, with a varied … Continue reading

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A Chip Off the Old Barrel

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about barrels lately – varying amounts of toast, using radar to plot flavor profiles, and technical specs from various cooperages. Okay, so it’s part of my WSET training, but it also reinforces some … Continue reading

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