No matter what your views are on Valentine's Day from worth celebrating to way too commercial, one simple thing that you can do is enjoy some sparkling wine and celebrate with your special someone.
We have four Sparkling wines to choose from 2006 Reserve Brut, 2007 Blanc de Blancs, 2010 Brut Rosé and the NV Brut. See below a recent review by Beppi Crosariol from the Globe and Mail of our Brut Rose sparkling wine:
Brut Rosé R.D. 2010: "The colour is an enticing delicate rose-petal pink, like a faint blush on a pretty face. It’s serious bubbly from one of Canada’s best sparkling wine producers, aged for 36 months in contact with the bottled yeast prior to having the sediment disgorged. Bone dry in that electric Blue Mountain style, it shows bright lemon, green apple, berry and toasty baguette flavours over a satisfyingly chalky texture."
We suggest starting the evening off with some bubbly. Looking for a super easy appetizer to enjoy? Try this recipe for Smoked Salmon and Caper Cream Cheese Toasts and pair it with our 2010 Brut Rosé Sparkling wine.
Reviews for our other Sparkling wines can be found on our website.
Happy Valentine's Day!
The holidays are the perfect time for sparkling. Think Christmas morning, New Year's Eve or any of the other great reasons to give or receive a pressure packed bottle of deliciousness. In 2012, I wrote a blog about Sparkling wine and how troubled I was that many customers felt that sparkling, or bubbly was only for anniversaries or New Year's Eve. See www.bluemountainwinery.com/blog/Sparkling I am pleased to report visitors to the winery seem to be reading the blog and acting on some of the suggestions that were made. People are now drinking more bubble for no reason at all. In addition, in the last few years we have had more wineries in the Okanagan starting to produce sparkling wines.
Recent additions to the bubble scene in the valley including "The Bub" from Okanagan Crush Pad, Natural Brut Sparkling Riesling from Tantalus (sold out), Stoneboat Piano Sparkling, Bella Sparkling Chardonnay and Sparkling Gamay Noir, 8th Generation Confidence. And the grapevine swirl's with other producers starting sparkling production.
A couple of recent reviews of some great holiday sparkling have been provided by Beppi Crosariol from the Globe and Mail, Anthony Gismondi from the Vancouver Sun, Christoper Waters from Canoe.ca, Darren Oleksyn from Calgary Herald and the Wine Align team. Be sure to check out their lists before you head to your nearest retail outlet.
Maclean's magazine even did a feature on the sparkling wine industry in Canada last year and slowly it seems wine lovers everywhere are starting to realize that they can enjoy sparkling any day of the week for any reason or no reason at all. We all have lots to be thankful for in our lives so be sure to have a bottle or two on hand for those days when life needs celebrating.
A of bottle of sparkling wine is always welcome over the holidays, whether for the hostess, for your secret Santa or for under the Christmas tree. We have recently released our vintage sparkling wines - 2010 Brut Rosé R.D., 2006 Reserve Brut R.D. and 2007 Blanc de Blancs R.D.
Are you looking for a retail location in the Lower Mainland, Whistler or Victoria where you can purchase some Blue Mountain vintage sparkling wines over the holidays? Our agent, Christine Fawcett at Keystone Fine Wines provided a great list of locations that will most likely have our Sparkling wines available this December.
220 16th Street, West Vancouver
#1-4573 Chateau Blvd. Whistler
3045 Main St, Vancouver
2448 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
998 Marine Dr, North Vancouver
15735 Croydon Dr, Surrey
2857 Cambie Street, Vancouver
2658 Granville Street, Vancouver
Kitsilano Wine Cellar
2239 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
1633 Manitoba, Vancouver
1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
1660 Johnston Street, Vancouver
560-333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver
704 Main Street, Park Royal SE Mall West Vancouver
4583 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
1034 Davie St. Vancouver
990 Seymour St., Vancouver
Suite 111 - 960 Quayside Drive, New Westminister
Sunshine Hills Liquor Store
6439 120 St, Delta
855 Burrard Street, Vancouver
IC 900 Main Street Village at Park Royal
1450 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
5503 West Blvd, Kerrisdale
Yaletown Liquor Store
1116 Hamilton St, Vancouver
230 Cook St., Victoria
#131-2401 Millstream Road
3201 Shelbourne Street, Victoria
653 Pandora Ave, Victoria