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Time for Wine

Troy Townsin suggests a few B.C. wines for your table.

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2014 award winners

For this final Time for Wine of the season, Troy Townsin tells us about this year's award-winning B.C. wines.

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8th Generation Riesling 2012 - $21
Bonamici Cellars Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012 -  $28
Fort Berens Riesling 2012 - $18
Hester Creek Reserve Merlot Block 2 2011 - $29
Howling Bluff Summa Quies Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2013 - $20
Krāzē Legz Vineyard Skaha Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay 2013 - $20
Laughing Stock Vineyards Portfolio 2011 - $42
Okanagan Crush Pad Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir 2011 - $35
Pentâge Syrah Reserve 2010 - $29
Quails' Gate Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2012 - $35
Ruby Blues Winery Viognier 2013 - $25
Wayne Gretzky Okanagan The Great Red 2011 - $18

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Summer sippers and wine events

B.C. wine columnist Troy Townsin recommends his favourite warm weather sippers and best wine events to attend over the summer months.

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Fort Berens Riesling - $18
Serendipity White Lie 2011 - $19
Blue Grouse Ortega 2012 - $19
Arrowleaf First Crush Rose 2013 - $15
Sea Star Estate Farm Blanc de Noir 2013 - $17.90
Calona Cabernet Merlot 2012 $15

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Pairing with wild birds

Wine columnist Troy Townsin suggests wine pairings with some of BC's wild birds such as grouse, turkey, duck and goose.

 

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Summerhill Organic Gewürztraminer 2013 $20
Jackson Triggs Reserve Shiraz 2011 - $14
Wild Goose Gewurztraminer 2012 - $19
See Ya Later Ranch Rover 2011 - $21
Hester Creek Character Red 2012 - $20 

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Wild salmon

Troy Townsin's BC wine for wild salmon picks.

 

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St Hubertus Dry Riesling 2012- $16.50

Tantalus Pinot Noir 2011 - $30

Wild Goose Pinot Noir 2011 - $20

Gray Monk Pinot Gris 2013 - $18

B3 The Three Bears Pinot Noir 2012  - $15

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Honey mead and blackberry port

Troy Townsin looks at and recommends B.C. wines made from wild fruit and honey. 

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Elephant Island Blackberry 2013 - $19
Silverside Wild Blackberry Wine - $23
Tugwell Creek Solstice Metheglin 2013  - $20
Bonaparte Bend Honey Wine -  $20.
Averill Creek Cowichan Tawny 2008 - $30

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Pairing wine with spot prawns

Troy Townsin recommends a few BC wines that pair well with spot prawns.

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Muse Winery Poetic Justice Ortega 2012 - $19


JoieFarm Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2013 -$23


Fort Berens Pinot Gris 2013 - $18.00


La Frenz Sauvignon Blanc  2013


Jackson Triggs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012  - $11  


 

Cowichan Bay Spot Prawn Festival

Spot Prawn Festival at the Victoria Public Market

 

 

 

 

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Pairing with sea vegetables

Serving up seaweed with your grapes. Troy Townsin offers suggestions of what wines to match with kelp and other sea vegetables and offers up recipes as well.

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Wild Goose Autumn Gold  2012 -  $19

Gray Monk Odyssey Brut Rose  2009 - $20

Gray Monk Ehrenfelser 2013 - $20

St Hubertus Rose Frizzante 2012 - $15.75

Red Rooster Bantam 2012 - $13.50

 

Kelp recipes

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Pairing with wild mushrooms

Wine columnist Troy Townsin looks at some pairings for the diverse bounty of B.C. mushrooms.

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Tantalus Rose 2012 - $21.90

Black Sage Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2011- $25

CedarCreek Pinot Noir 2010 - $25

Mission Hill 5 Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012 - $19

Gehringer Brother Private Reserve Pinot Gris 2012 - $15

Morel mushroom spread recipe

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Wines to pair with freshwater fish

Fishing for a good pairing. Wine columnist Troy Townsin will tell us about best wine matches for your freshwater catch.  

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Sunnybrae Rosé 2012 - $18
Cedar Creek Platinum Chardonnay 'Block 5' 2011 - $30
Arrowleaf Pinot Gris 2012 $17
Baillie-Grohman Pinot Gris 2013 $20
Calona Artist Series Unoaked Chardonnay 2012 - $13

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Pairing with Elk, Moose and Deer

Road 13 Pinot Noir 2011 - $18.00
Oak Bay Vineyards Foch 2012 - $19.50
Meyer Pinot Noir 2012 -$25
Serendipity Devil's Advocate 2010 - $25
Ganton and Larson Lions Red 2011 - $12

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