Another great write up! This time, in the Globe and Mail featuring a handful of wines that Christopher Waters says "stood out in recent tastings", one of which is Tightrope Winery's 2018 Riesling! Lynsday O'Rourke has been getting quite a lot of attention drawn to her Rieslings of late, and they speak for themselves with regards to the level of quality BC Riesling can bring to our dinner tables.
Here are Christopher's tasting notes... "Tightrope’s house style is to make a refreshing expression of riesling with some sweetness to balance the grape variety’s naturally high acidity. Made from estate-grown grapes on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan, which were picked in two separate lots about one week apart to add complexity, this offers an attractive fruit salad suggesting green apple, grapefruit and white peach with a clean, fresh finish. Drink now to 2025. Available direct through. tightropewinery.ca."
For the time being, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of 6bot+ with the promo code ShiptoSip !!
...and remember, everything happens for a Riesling
Just a quick note to say hi to all of you fantastically loyal and loving Tightrope Winery fans out there! It has been a crazy entry into the winery in such challenging times, but nevertheless, it has been loads of fun pioneering new paths as we navigate our way through this newly emerging environment!
The team here is really pulling together all of that energy that we would normally be putting into a big Spring Tasting Room Opening, into finding creative ways to bring Tightrope's wines directly to you. I hope we are managing to do it well, but would love to hear any ideas that you have that would allow us to do better. Shoot us an email, tweet, fb message, or even instagram! Remember that we'll now ship free using the code SHIPTOSIP with online orders of 6bot+ here. If you are in the neighbourhood and want to order online and swing by to pick it up, just give us a ring and we'll scoot out and put it in your trunk for you!
Some of the best news too that we have heard is that the Govt. has now allowed temporary (hopefully not so temporary) measures for restaurants to sell our wines along with take out orders!!! So amazing! Thanks, so much BC.
I am so looking forward to welcoming you to Tightrope Winery in person, but for the mean time, I would love to be in touch via all of the wonderful avenues we share through the many social media platforms that exist. So let's keep in touch, and enjoy great wines in a virtual environment.
I've posted a brief bio that you should be able to track down somewhere on this site, not sure yet where it will save it, but you could have a peek at it if you are interested. I come from a history of wine sales, wine ed, hospitality, travel, with a fair bit of awesome cuisine, and amazing folks I have met along the way : )
...until we meet. Salud! Good Health!
This is me... deep in the heart of a presentation : )
Judgement of BC Wraps Up
By: Anthony Gismondi
The Judgement of B.C. wrapped up last week closing out an annual event that has been running for five years, comparing B.C. wines against “benchmark” labels (by price) from around the world. It was never quite best against best but a useful exercise nonetheless to see just where we stand against the competition.
The "Last Judgement of BC": a Watershed Moment
By: Tim Pawsey
I’m pretty sure that Judgment of BC 2019 was one of the largest tastings of its kind ever held in Canada. On October 29th 34 judges sat down at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. We concluded what’s been a worthy exercise for BC wines since the first ‘Judgment’ took place in 2015.
For Immediate Release: The Wines of British Columbia International Recognition at the Final Judgement of BC Wine Tasting
by: BC Wine Institute
PENTICTON, BC - The Wines of British Columbia were put to the ultimate test at the final Judgment of BC on Tuesday, October 29, where special guest and wine expert Steven Spurrier joined 32 top wine professionals from around the world and across the country to take part in a full-day, blind tasting of 24 of BC's celebrated grape varieties; Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah against 16 international benchmarks.
5th Annual Judgement of BC wines was also the last
by: Chelsea Powrie
The fifth and final Judgment of BC wine competition crowned its winners Tuesday at the Penticton Lakeside resort, and local wines came out on top.
Salut: Is diversity the long game in British Columbian wine?
By: Anthony Gismondi
Demanding diversity in our wines and obtaining it are often two very different stories, especially in the New World. As the years unfold, British Columbia wineries are finally moving in the direction although it's not necessarily just about different grapes going into the ground.
TEMPEST THEATRE PRESENTS
Tempest Theatre Presents NOIRE UNSCRIPTED: The Dark Side Of Wine Country.
A writing and theatrical performance improvised in real time.
On the Tempest stage, local writer Nikos Theodosakis and three Vancouver master improvisers will create and perform a play based on audience suggestions, the wild musings of Nikos and many, many interruptions to keep them charged, challenged and in the moment. The unfinished script is performed (sight unseen) by the actors and when they run out of pages, they must continue the plot. Oh, and the writer can interject at any moment to ambush their logic and send them on a wild goose chase. Don’t believe it’s all made up? Then we’ll see you at both shows.
Featuring: Graeme Duffy , Lauren McGibbon, Scott Patey
and Special guest Writer Nikos Theodosakis
Cost: $25 or $15 for Students ( At the Door only with Valid Student ID)
When: Friday, October 4th 7:30pm
Saturday, October 5th 7:30pm
*Doors open at 7pm
Ticket Link: https://tempest.ca
Where: Tempest Theatre
125 Eckhardt Ave East,
Penticton BC V2A 1Z5
Wines of Canada - Discover the Okanagan Valley in British Columibia - Grape Experiences
By: Cindy Rynning
The only time I’ve visited the Okanagan Valley wine region in British Columbia was during a conference in 2013. I had the opportunity to visit wineries that were (and still are) producing beautiful selections in breathtaking settings. I’ve longed to return.
Naramata Bench - A Weekend in Wine Country
By: Paulina Toren, Cupcakes and Life
I am sure you guys all saw on my IG stories a couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend wine touring in Naramata. Naramata is a quick one hour drive from Kelowna and around a 4 hour drive from Vancouver, which makes it a perfect weekend getaway.