DRINKER | On Bad Liquor Commercials And Scientists Telling Us To Consume More Wine

DRINKER | On Bad Liquor Commercials And Scientists Telling Us To Consume More Wine

by Treve Ring | Survey says! The Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute just released a snapshot of their annual survey of American wine drinkers, sampled across every state. Of interest: only 16% look for organic wine when purchasing wine, with research indicating that many Americans assume that most wine is organic anyway (newsflash = Two Buck Chuck is the opposite of organic). Some consumers confuse the term “biodynamic” with “genetically modified,” which can be a… more 

LISTED | Award-Winning “Chambar” Somm Jason Yamasaki Decants A Taste Of His List

LISTED | Award-Winning “Chambar” Somm Jason Yamasaki Decants A Taste Of His List

by Treve Ring | There’s no denying this is a vintage year for Jason Yamasaki. Recently earning the title of Best Sommelier in BC and overseeing the smart… more 

DRINKER | Spain’s “Bodegas Torres” Uses Drone & GoPros To Create Interactive Tour

DRINKER | Spain’s “Bodegas Torres” Uses Drone & GoPros To Create Interactive Tour

by Treve Ring | Spain’s Bodegas Torres has merged wine geekery with aeronautic nerdery to create an innovative and interactive 360 degree view of their… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #680 | 2012 Greywacke “Wild Ferment” Sauvignon Blanc

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #680 | 2012 Greywacke “Wild Ferment” Sauvignon Blanc

by Treve Ring | In my line of work I get to drink taste a boatload of wines, many good, most average, a lot of plonk, and a slight few, awesome…… more 

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Deciphering The Expressive “Stag’s Hollow” Grenache 2013

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Deciphering The Expressive “Stag’s Hollow” Grenache 2013

by Treve Ring | Quietly tucked away in sleepy, picturesque Okanagan Falls, winemaker Dwight Sick and winery owners Larry Gerelus and Linda Pruegger have… more 

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Little Farm Winery Chardonnay 2013 – Similkameen In A Glass

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Little Farm Winery Chardonnay 2013 – Similkameen In A Glass

by Treve Ring | Boutique is almost too big to describe Little Farm, a family owned and operated winery in the striking Similkameen Valley. Unmarked by road… more 

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #240 | It Had A Fleet Of These Citroen Martini Bars

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #240 | It Had A Fleet Of These Citroen Martini Bars

by Treve Ring | Dubbed “The World’s Most Intimate Martini Bar”, the Grey Goose-commissioned camionnette van fits only two guests plus a bartender,… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #679 | Fernet Branca: The Darkly Wondrous Elixir Of Italy

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #679 | Fernet Branca: The Darkly Wondrous Elixir Of Italy

by Treve Ring | The first time you try Fernet Branca, you will hate it. The second time, perhaps assisted by a couple of cubes of ice, you’ll slowly start… more 

DRINKER | On Bottling Karaoke Courage & Booze Delivered By Models In Their Undies

DRINKER | On Bottling Karaoke Courage & Booze Delivered By Models In Their Undies

by Treve Ring | Mix one British pub owner, one rocket scientist patron, a pint of Fullers London Pride, a Go Pro HD video camera, and a lego spaceman, and… more 

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Getting To The Bottom Of “Liquidity Wines” Viognier 2013

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Getting To The Bottom Of “Liquidity Wines” Viognier 2013

by Treve Ring | Location, location, location. Liquidity Winery is flawlessly nested up in Okanagan Falls, sharing a ‘hood with Blue Mountain, Synchromesh… more 

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #239 | It Had A Pop-Up Beer Garden Like Argentina

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #239 | It Had A Pop-Up Beer Garden Like Argentina

by Treve Ring | You don’t need Google Translate to decipher the Refugio de Camping designs from IT MET Estudio, an architecture and design firm based in… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #678 | The Idiosyncratic Tahbilk Marsanne 2010 (Aus)

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #678 | The Idiosyncratic Tahbilk Marsanne 2010 (Aus)

by Treve Ring | In my line of work I get to drink taste a boatload of wines, many good, most average, a lot of plonk, and a slight few, awesome… Tahbilk… more 

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Testing Tantalus Vineyards’ Experimental “Riesling Lab” 2013

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Testing Tantalus Vineyards’ Experimental “Riesling Lab” 2013

by Treve Ring | Here’s how wine geeks think: "Lessee what would happen if I took all my grape pressings leftover from the entire Riesling vintage and… more 

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