Tag Archives: Wine tasting descriptors

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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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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Stag’s Hollow Winery and Wines

  Stag’s Hollow Winery 2237 Sun Valley Way Okanagan Falls, B.C. V0H 1R2 Stags Hollow Tasting at The LIft Bar and Grill We have been doing barrel samples for the last few years at Stags Hollow, and have always thought … Continue reading

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Vintage Barolos or pour and they will come

There are wines that burn their way into your taste memory and turn rational analysis on its head. Somewhat like the magic of a great work of art, or the heartbreak of an exquisitely performed opera.  Try to bear this … Continue reading

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The Great Champagne Quandary: An Afternoon with Pol Roger

  Do we really need a celebration to have Champagne? Why is it that typically there has to be a wedding, birthday, or New Years to pop open a bottle of bubbly? Champagne pairs well with food, so why not … Continue reading

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