John Schreiner on Wine

John Schreiner is Canada's most prolific writer of books on wine. Since his first book in 1984, The World of Canadian Wine, he has written 15, including multiple editions of The Wineries of British Columba, British Columbia Wine Country and John Schreiner's Okanagan Wine Tour Guide.

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Two rosés for summer

The demand for rosé has become so vigorous that some producers just send single bottles of rosé for review. Readers of this blog will know I almost never review a single bottle. My blog has never been set up that way. Nor does a single bot...

Upper Bench Altitude and other big reds

Photo: Gavin and Shana Miller The current releases from Upper Bench Estate Winery include a new red blend called Altitude. Perhaps that is an allusion to the elevation of Upper Bench’s estate vineyard at the eastern edge of Penticton.  ...

Arterra Wines buys Culmina from the Triggs family

Photo: Elaine and Donald Triggs In the words of that great people’s philosopher, Yogi Berra, it is Déjà Vu all over again for Donald and Elaine Triggs. Culmina Family Estate Winery, founded in 2007 by the Triggs Family, has been acquired b...

Harper's Trail adds bubble to an excellent portfolio

Photo: Vicki and Ed Collett Harper’s Trail Estate Winery bills itself as “Kamloops’ First Winery”. On occasion, there has been some contention around that because Doug Wood planted the vineyard for nearby Sagewood Winery in 2005, th...

Camelot trio of wines for summer 2019

 Photo: Robert Brass (right) and Julian Samoisette Among those pleased with the quality of the 2018 vintage is Julian Samoisette, the wine director at Kelowna’s Camelot Vineyards. “The 2018 vintage will mark my very first solo vintage h...