Tag: Swirl Wine Store

  • Quinta Ferreira Merlot, 2010

    I credit Swirl in White Rock for helping me discover the breadth of Quinta Ferreira wines. They, alas, have bitten the Jimmy Pattison bullet, and are no more. It was a win win for our scattered provincial premier, setting into motion an auction process of monumental shortsightedness which, single-handedly, allowed one of our wealthiest businessmen […]

  • Mt. Boucherie Family Reserve Chardonnay, 2012

    Hard to find. To be clear, this is not the cardboard box Chardonnay you see all over the place. Who am I to knock a box of wine when I’ve never tasted it? It just seems the sort of conflict of interest that needs to be stated though (because, even if, or when, we taste […]

  • Quinta Ferreira Merlot, 2010

    A crowd pleaser. Not as complex as the reviews might indicate, or the boasts of the vineyard with all sorts of layers and flavours and aromas (on the palate, it flattens out considerably), but definitely supple and soft enough to sip through a whole bottle without noticing the “just shy of” 14% alcohol. I guess […]

  • Quinta Ferreira Alagria 2010

    Good, better, best. Interesting drinking; layers and layers of interesting drinking.  Why didn’t this win the Vancouver Magazine best of rich reds? Availability. You will have to make some effort. Then you will have to consider the passion that went into the blend. Cheers Quinta Ferreira.  Forget the Wynns “best in show” Cabernet Sauvignon, this […]