Day 3 of #WBC13: Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive in British Columbia, CA

On our second day at the Wine Bloggers Conference 2013, we joined the Farm Excursion, which took us to a selection of Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive wineries, including Thornhaven, Heaven’s Gate, and the Okanagan Crush Pad. These wineries are located along or near highway 97 in Summerland, British Columbia, just North of Penticton, BC (where the […]

#9 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Intrigue Wines 12 White Blend

This white blend is Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gerwurztraminer, and Muscat Canelli. They planted 5 years ago and wanted to stick with whites, mostly Riesling. Very refreshing wine fermented in stainless steel. Highly recommend and it’s price friendly: $14.90. Alcohol: 12.8%. Roundness from the Gerwurz. Finish is slightly sweet.

#8 Live Blogging #WBC13: La Petite Paille 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc is from a small lot on a family-owned winery. The wine is designed to go with food. The winery sits on an extinct volcano. Alcohol: 10.9%. Price is $16.90. Medium acid. Subtle aromatics.

#7 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Upper Bench Riesling

A young Riesling from Upper Bench with .98% sugar with citrusy notes and pleasingly aromatic. Off dry and medium acid. It’s not a sipping wine. But it’s bright and lively. Price is $22. Long, cool stainless steel fermentation. Alcohol: 12.7%. Bottled in April 2013. Check out their Curds and Corks wine club. If you lay […]

#4 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Fandango Blend Terravista Vineyards

The 2012 Fandango is a blend of Albarino and Verdejo. It’s the first blend of Albarino in Canada. Priced at $24.90. This is a new venture for the winery, started in 2009. It’s very refreshing, with notes of grapefruit and lime. Gives big mouth pucker. Albarino is a very high acid grape. The grape is […]


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