Bubbles and Rosé for Valentine’s Day : B.C. Only Edition

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Hello wine lover – I hope February is treating you well.  It is one week away from that much loved (or dreaded) day, Valentine’s Day.

Whether you acknowledge February 14th as a holiday or not, I have put together a tasty list of rosé and sparkling wines for you to search out and try – it is #wineWednesday after all!  My list is made up entirely of British Columbia wine.  Now, more than ever, we need to support our B.C. wine industry.

 

 

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Source: British Columbia Wine Institute

 

  • Culmina Family Estate Winery ‘R & D’ Rosé Blend Okanagan Valley, B.C. 2016 B.C. VQA – here is a blend from the Golden Mile appellation made up of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.  The wine delivers an easy-drinking flavour profile full of fresh strawberry, cherry and a zip of citrus.  $19.99
  • Niche Wine Co. Rosé Okanagan Valley, B.C. 2015 B.C. VQA – this delicious wine from Niche Wine Co. is a beautiful example of what a 100% Pinot Noir Rosé tastes like. Full of rhubarb, watermelon and a dusting of fresh raspberry, this is a well-crafted wine that over-delivers. $20.49
  • Evolve Cellars Élan Effervescence Okanagan Valley, B.C. 2017 B.C. VQA – here is a delightful bottle of B.C. bubble.  Loaded with food-friendly flavours of nectarine and honey, this off-dry sparkling wine works incredibly well with Asian and Indian cuisine. $18.99
  • Robin Ridge Winery ‘Sparkling Finch’ Similkameen Valley, B.C. 2012 B.C. VQA – I am a huge fan of this winery – particularly their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  So, when winemaker and owner, Tim Cottrill, puts them together into a sparkling bottle of B.C. bubble – I am VERY happy.  Complex and delicious, this wine is bottle fermented with notes of baked apple pie, peach and lemon rind.  $22.99
  • Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards ‘Fitz’ Brut Okanagan Valley, B.C. 2013 B.C. VQA – here is another example how fantastic our B.C. sparkling wine category is. Made with 53% Pinot Noir and 47% Chardonnay, this traditional method sparkling wine has great depth having spent 27 months on lees.  Rich and flavourful with notes of honey, apple, and toasty brioche. $32.99

All of these British Columbia wines are available at the B.C. Liquor Stores, Everything Wine or Save On Foods. I have included links to find the bottle you are looking for.

Please remember to buy local this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a beautiful bottle of British Columbia wine.

Enjoy!

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