I recently attended Taste BC, a fundraiser put on by Liberty Wine Merchants with proceeds going to BC Children’s Hospital – Oak Tree Clinic. The event held at the Hyatt gave my friends and I a chance to walk about the large room and taste wines, ciders and beers from fine producers from around BC. I was able to chat with many of the producers to find out which products were new or how they were made and where they were available.
For Wine, both Le Vieux Pin Sigma Blanc white blend NV and Le Vieux Pin Pinot Noir “Belle” 2006 from (Le Vieux Pin in Oliver); the Vista D’Oro 2007 from (Vista D’Oro in Langley), the Pearsuasian Asian Pear 2008, Caught Apricot Mistelle 2008 and the Cerise D’Eve Cherry Port 2007 all from (Forbidden Fruit Winery). For Beer, the Race Rocks Amber Ale from (Lighthouse Brewing in Esquimal). For Cider, Red Roofs Apple Cider 2007 from (Orchard Hill) and both the Braeburn Ice Cider & Fuji Ice Cider from (Raven Ridge Cidery in Kelowna) were all outsanding.
By: Richard Wolak