In British Columbia, the first Monday in August is a public holiday commemorating the province’s heritage. This past weekend, Michaela Morris marked the occasion by raising a delicious glass of BC wine to toast the province's hardworking producers (as well as the firefighters who are tirelessly toiling to stem the flames). Check out Michaela's 10 wine recommendations that demonstrate the diversity of styles that British Columbia’s unique terroir has to offer.
We are very pleased to have been awarded 3 Silver Medals at the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards. This was the first year of we entered the competition and all 3 wines entered were awarded Silver.
2018 Riesling - Silver Medal - 91 points
2018 Chardonnay - Silver Medal - 90 points
2018 Fleet Road Pinot Noir - Silver Medal - 91 points
“After a challenging year for the global wine industry,
there’s finally reason to raise a glass!“
- 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards
22nd September 2020: There's perhaps never been a time the global wine industry has been so hard hit, but the world’s largest and most influential wine competition is giving reason to celebrate with the release of its 2020 results.” – Decanter North American Press Release
The BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards are British Columbia's oldest and most prestigious wine judging competition that recognizes excellence in winemaking for all British Columbia wineries.
We are very pleased to have been awarded 8 Awards at this year’s 2020 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards.
GOLD: 2018 Merlot
SILVER: 2018 Riesling
2017 Pinot Noir
2018 Pinot Noir – Rubis
BRONZE: 2019 Pinot Gris
We would like to congratulate all the other BC Wineries that were recognized.
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."
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...and remember, everything happens for a Riesling
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.
Read full Immediate Release here
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.