Month: December 2020

  • Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir, 2015

    From the cellar: You can’t easily find Au Bon Climat in Vancouver anymore. There is an occasional bottle down at Marquis (they have an alternative Pinot in stock right now retailing for nearly $80). We scored this duty free Pinot Noir in Hong Kong a few years back, before Covid-19, before the democracy protests. And […]

  • 2020 Wine of the Year: Domaine Huet Le Haut-Lieu Sec Vouvray, 2015

    From the cellar: Hands down the best wine we drank in 2020.  Wow.  Words simply aren’t necessary. As a tradition, we open a bottle of Vouvray sometime in December, celebratory style.  Usually it’s a demi-sec, and more often than not it’s Huet.  The Wine Advocate gave this 2015 a comfortable 93 points, and in some […]

  • Naramata Bench Wineries

    Last weekend of October we went to the Okanagan for a wine weekend.  It was archetypally fall; cool, crisp, sunny, quiet.  Trees had turned, apples were being harvested in the orchards, and the BC Lieutenant Governor’s wine awards had just been released—the vineyards were well stocked with award winners.  We ate good food, we drank […]