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Harvest is fast approaching and it will be one of the earliest on record in Bordeaux. Global warming? But in the Okanagan it will be a tough year with many of the vineyards 2-3 weeks behind their normal ripening time, because of the lousy summer in B.C.

As a winemaker you can control many things but the weather is your partner, and that makes it tough in marginal climates. A few days ago a hail storm ripped through the northern Medoc – there goes 15% of the crop…

The kids are almost back in school and wine school for adults is gearing up too. We’ve been busy buying a ton of fantastic wines. Several courses are almost full, and it’s busy in the Okanagan this fall especially, so don’t delay if you are planning on taking a course –

Best wine recently? Les Carruades de Lafite 2000  – the 2nd wine of Lafite. Expensive but pretty special. Especially if you live in China…