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Tantalus, Rosé, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, Canada, 2014, 13.1% abv, C$19

Well, I have finally found a truly tasty one.  It has taken some time, but patience has proved to be a virtue.  The Tantalus 2014 Rosé is delicious.  Made using the direct press method from Pinot Meunier and blended with Pinot … Continue reading

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Tantalus, Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley VQA, Kelowna, BC, 2010, 13.4% abv

Christmas is fast approaching and I always love to have a Pinot alongside the turkey and cranberry sauce.  Gamay wines, Pinot Noirs and even Cab Francs go swell with holiday bird.  They’re light enough and the tannins are subtle to … Continue reading

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Old Vines Riesling, Tantalus, Okanagan Valley VQA, Kelowna, BC, 2008, 12.1% abv., C$30 (Tasted Dec. 2013, Jan. 2015, and April 2021)

Riesling – such a maligned grape and so often misunderstood.  There is no valid reason for this.  It’s the most versatile varietal around – a great grape of Germany, as well as the Alsace, and first class specimens are produced … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting and Celebrations at the Wickaninnish Inn

The weekend retreat we took to Tofino to celebrate two special occasions demanded some special feeding and drinking to go along with it. We found no shortage of folks at the Wickaninnish Inn willing to assist with the creation of … Continue reading

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