Monday, July 1, 2024

Time to Taste a Dolcetto from Italy - but it sure isn’t sweet!



This time we taste a Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy. The name means "little sweet one" but Dolcetto is definitely not sweet! It is a wonderful, food friendly wine and the one we tried did not disappoint!




Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Time to Taste a Crisp Vermentino from Sardinia, Italy

 


This time we try a fresh, fruity, crisp white wine from the island of Sardinia in Italy. Vermentino is meant to be enjoyed right away and this 2021 Sella and Mosca La Cala Vermentino does not disappoint. 




Thursday, May 30, 2024

Time to Taste a Delicious Rioja from Spain for under $18

 


This time we try a 2016 Gardia Carrion Antaño Rioja Reserva from the Rioja region of Spain. This tasty wine is a blend of four grapes - Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano, and Mazuela - and was aged for 3 years - at least one of those in a barrel. 




Friday, May 24, 2024

Time to Taste - Italian Wine from the Tower - made with dried grapes!

 



This time we try an Appassimento wine - wine made from regular wine that has had dried grapes added to it. This 2020 Palazzo della Torre is from the Valpolicella region of Italy and benefits from the additional richness of the appassimento method, especially in the nose. The Okanagan also plays host to numerous Italian grapes so why not book a tour!




Friday, April 26, 2024

Time to Taste a Southern Rhone Blend from France for under $17!

 


The Côtes du Rhône is a large wine area in the south eastern part of France. The southern part is called the Southern Rhone and is known for both bulk wines and for excellent village wine such as Chateauneuf du Pape. 


Today’s wine, from Domaine Montmartel, comes from the village of Tulette and is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan. Watch today’s video on Domaine Monmartel (on sale for $17) and see if this is one of the great ones!





Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Time to Taste a Little Faustino from Rioja



This award winning 2021 Faustino Rioja wine from Spain is 100% Tempranillo and is priced really well - under $20 usually but right now on sale for $16! After viewing this video to see if it’s worth stocking up on, why not book a wine tour - wineries in the Okanagan are open and have wine for you to taste and buy!



Sunday, December 3, 2023

Time to Taste a Wine of La Mancha!


 

This time we try a delicious, food friendly Tempranillo from the Castilla La Mancha region of central Spain. El Tocador was the name of a knight and this 2018 El Tocador is a tribute to his legendary grape growing prowess! 




Time to Taste a Dolcetto from Italy - but it sure isn’t sweet!

This time we taste a Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy. The name means "little sweet one" but Dolcetto is definitely not sweet! It is ...