Wow: Blue Mountain won’t bottle this spring. We got the email last week. Smoke, from forest fires last summer, have left them with a difficult decision: Bottle a less than desirable wine, or face the fact that smoke has irreparably harmed the harvest. BM made the right choice.
Wow: This is disheartening on so many levels. For BM, for wine drinkers, for the future of the BC wine industry, in the context of climate change, it goes on and on.
Wow: We have been drinking mixed cases from BM for as long as I can remember and as long as we’ve been blogging. We don’t always love every bottle, but we never despair, we never give up, and along the way they have knocked our socks off. But who knows now? Just to give this exceptional independent vineyard its due, and as a reminder of our devotion, here’s a brief retrospective: