Friday, April 20, 2007

WIne Pouring Last Week

At Taylorwood in Yaletown. Had a hair day so on goes the Appellation America cap.
Stan Carter preaches to the converted at Township 7's massively successful open house over the the April 14-15 weekend.
It was fun to meet everybody!

Off to Utah

I'm gone for a week for an international ski patrol congress.

Hope all the running around like a decapitated chicken, getting the winery and vineyard in order, has been worthwhile.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Precision Viticulture.

PV is beginning to make some waves here.
It's all about making use of some technological analyses to help a vineyard produce better grapes.
If you're not a techie (as I am not), it's a little mind-boggling the first go around.
But don't be a Luddite. Don't be afraid of the future.
Josh got into it over at Pinotblogger - read my comment and others HERE.

All BC Winemakers and wine drinkers...

Take a moment to read this article on the Appellation America site. Clark Smith of Vinovation holds forth in a rambling but thought provoking discussion about terroir and technology.

Can't wait for part two coming on April 20th.

The subject of terroir and a sense of place in BC wines is going to become more dominant in the coming months and years. Marketers and owners (and some wine makers) are going to want to define their wines by some kind of link to the geography.

So far, there hasn't been a lot of distinction in this department around here. And, according to Clark, many Napa Cabs share that same affliction; they all taste the same and not particularly distinctive.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Vineyard Demands Take Priority

This time of the year the demands of the vineyard require certain things to be done now rather than later! Nature has a timetable and we're just following along. Here the crew works on training wire for Township 7 Okanagan.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Allright! Not exactly a vineyard shot

Let's Get Together . . . Thursday . . . Yaletown.

I'm pouring the following Township 7 wines:

2004 Merlot
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Semillon
2006 Rose

and a few other surprises at

Taylorwood Wines in Yaletown, Vancouver

from 4:30 - 6:30 this Thursday.

Option A: Come early and help me carry this stuff in from the car. It'll be worth your while.
Option B: Come late and help me carry this stuff back to the car. It'll be worth your while and we can grab a bite!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Blasted Church Wine

Blasted Church Wine, originally uploaded by Cunning Stunt.