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(#185) Little Qualicum Cheeseworks & Mooberry Winery

We had a blast hanging out at Morning Star Farm, touring one of our favorite Vancouver Island cheese producers, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and their fantastic little fruit winery, Mooberry Winery.



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(MM#008) The Adventure Thus Far: We Three Kings (Meritaaage…)

WineGarageHighlights-127Having learned in our previous vintages how hard it is to find quality grapes in small quantities (i.e. less than a ton) we figured we should start shopping around for our 2009 vintage much earlier. Thankfully we found another grower named Terry, un-related to Terry with the Foch (see MM#004), with some nice grapes on the Naramata bench. Terry happened to have two of the red varieties that (we think) consistently make some of the best reds in the Okanagan, Merlot and Cab Franc.

As Thanksgiving 2009 approached, Terry kept us up to date with the ripening progression in the vineyard. It had been a great growing season and the numbers were lining up perfectly with our planned Thanksgiving excursions to the Okanagan……………………..

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(#184) Pizzeria Prima Strada

In sticking with our current theme of exploring Italy, we figured that we needed feature some authentic southern Italian food. Pizzeria Prima Strada is a certified, authentic, Neapolitan and absolutely delicious pizzeria!




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(#183) Exploring Italy: Vermentino From Sardinia

Vermentino is a white grape variety originating in Sardinia, but is growing in popularity throughout several other warmer climate wine regions of the world. Continuing on with our current series, we taste a great example of Sardinian Vermentino.




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(#180) BC’s Liquor Board At It AGAIN!


BC Liquor Licensing Branch shuts down a local charitable wine auction.


Leave me some comments on this after you read the articles, I really want to know what you think?

(The Article from the Belfry Theater’s website)

(The Article from Vic News.com)

(Mark Hicken’s Website WineLaw.ca)

(This is a great follow up article from Vic News.com)

(An article by The Province on a temporary fix)

(A great educational resource for you: Modernize Wine)

(A great educational resource for you: Free The Wine)

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(#179) Exploring Italy: Red Wine From Sicily

I’m stoked to start a new series exploring the wines of Italy. Italy has so many random grape varieties that I am excited to discover together with you. On this episode we start with a great red blend from Sicily


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(#176) Island Pinot Gris

Two wine varieties that have truly stood the test of time on Vancouver Island are, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. In this episode I highlight two great Pinot Gris from two different regions on the island. As well as a local artisan cheese producer.





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