September 14th 2013


Tasting Room Radio B_BANNER2

This week: 14 BC wineries pour their latest releases and the Dean of Canadian Wine Writers John Schreiner ..shares his tasting notes.

Okanagan Crush Pad



It’s the annual Colour BC VQA Fall Release Tasting at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Take a BC wine journey through the growing wine regions of British Columbia!

The largest annual tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver, this event hosted 75 BC wineries, showcasing more than 300 BC VQA wines.

We are so pleased to present the talented people behind the wines. We hope you have fun as you discover their new fall releases.

There was ONE other question that I asked most of the people below.


Some very surprising comments came back my way.

For years many of these same wineries were in denial.

Either ducked or wouldn’t answer the question


The new BC wines pour their latest in Vancouver.

The Bartier Boys

Michael Bartier Bartier Bros/Okanagan Crush Pad. Perhaps the busiest winemaker in BC

Ian Sutherland Poplar Grove/Monster Vineyards Between Poplar Grove and Monster.. .enough wine for everyone!

Kelowna Vineyards

Jay Drysdale – Bella Ah bella.. Bella!!! Bella!!!!!!! Love that Bubble

Richard DeSilva – Misconduct Pair his wines with Chef Abul Adame and its Heaven

Randy Picton – Nk Mip The one and only Winemaker Nk Mip has had. Solid and very talented.

Randy Picton Nk Mip

Graydon Ratzlaff – Recline Ridge Amazed how good their pours were.

Adrian Cassini – Cassini Cellars Built a beautiful winery south of Oliver. To showcase his award wining wines.

Mike Raffan – Township 7 T7 in two locations. Naramata bench and just outside Vancouver.

BC Vineyards

Bill Eggert – Fairview Cellars Troublemaker who makes complex, thoughtfull wines.

Ezra CipesSummerhill One of the most popular wine destinations anywhere.

Ezra Cipes. 2nd from left

James Cambridge – Backyard Vineyards James brings his talents from Le Vieux Pin. It’s all good

Marty Farrell – Clos du Soleil Great circle of friends, working together. Ace in the Hole? Winemaker Ann Sperling

Helene Pannekoek – Fort Berens in Lillooet. One of the new wine regions in BC. Amazing Reisling.

Nirmal and Pinki Gidda – Mt Boucherie They own over 300 acres. Half the room has sought their grapes and its Pinki’s first interview

John Schreiner – Author. The Dean of Canadian Wine Writers. He reveals his tasting notes on several wines.

John Schreiner



Sean Heather. First question, which do you have more of Children or Restaurants.

The man behind Irish Heather, Salt tasting Rooms, Judas Goat. Shebeen, Salty Tongue etc.

One of which he sold this week.

The Cowichan Valley Wineries throw a party

Niagara presents its 62 annual Fall Wine Festival

Balbo Argentina

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