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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.
- 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.
Carol Liston Campbell said:
I seriously cannot believe Alberta! Would they (the idiot politicians)like their Alberta beef stopped from entering B.C. Wine and beef have nothing to do with OIL POLUTING THE LAND SND OCEANS, Sorry about the rant but Seriously!
Love your post and as always will check out your recommendations xoxoxo
Christine Campbell, FWS said:
You are spot on!
A Woman Of A Certain Age said: