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 ...here are a few reports and unconfirmed rumours from various sources. Some credible, others,... well.


 

James Nevison
 
January 24, 2024 | James Nevison

The Province - "Wine Guy: Sunny B.C. Viognier"

We're delighted to see James Nevison rate Moon Curser 2022 Viognier an A-!!

"...B.C. Osoyoos-based Moon Curser was an early Viognier adopter, favouring growing more obscure grapes (to B.C.), including Rhône varieties.

Their most recent Viognier brings hallmark traits: heady and aromatic with tropical and orchard fruit, in a brighter and medium-bodied style overall that stays fresh and fruity throughout."

Read full A- review of Moon Curser Viognier.

Time Posted: Jan 24, 2024 at 5:02 PM Permalink to The Province - Permalink
Global News .
 
December 23, 2023 | Global News .

Global News - Saturday Sips "Wines for Holiday Entertaining"

Moon Curser was on Global News BC Saturday Sips on Dec 23, 2023 "Wines for Holiday Entertaining". Moon Curser's mention starts around 5:25.

Fred Lee, Vancouver's Man About Town and also Senior Director of UBC Alumni Engagement, talks about heading over to the South Okanagan in Osoyoos and the beautiful wine courtesy of Moon Curser. He says "Crystal Coverdale and her team are doing a lovely job producing these wines. There's the Syrah for some beautiful richness for all of your steaks and meats and such. And something very unique to the winery is this Arneis, which is usually found in Italy in the Peidmont region, but apparently it grows very well in the South Okanagan and they have done a wonderful job. This well pair well with your turkey and with sushi and it's just a lovely, lovely white." Jennifer Palma chimes in, "It works hard, it works hard for all."

Time Posted: Dec 23, 2023 at 9:03 AM Permalink to Global News - Saturday Sips Permalink
CBC .
 
December 19, 2023 | CBC .

CBC Daybreak - Christmas red wine pairings with sommelier Shrawan Khanna

Moon Curser Dolcetto was highlighted on CBC Daybreak South with Chris Walker "Christmas red wine pairings with sommelier and BC wine Ambassador Shrawan Khanna" episode. Moon Curser's mention starts at around 4:57.

Chris Walker was very surprised to hear about Dolcetto - a unique grape he'd never heard of. Shrawan suggests that next time you have pizza, you want to go pick up a Dolcetto and that this wine for Moon Curser has won an awful lot of awards - won gold medals from all sorts of championships across Canada and across North America. Listen in to hear the whole chat about Moon Curser Dolcetto on CBC Daybreak South.

Time Posted: Dec 19, 2023 at 3:36 PM Permalink to CBC Daybreak - Christmas red wine pairings with sommelier Shrawan Khanna Permalink
Crystal Coverdale
 
December 13, 2023 | Crystal Coverdale

Moon Curser Holiday Music Mix on Spotify

Do you know the story behind our winery name? You might have seen our Spotify Moon Curser playlists in the past that are full of clues to help you figure it out. Now it's time for a Holiday version! Hard to believe it's possible but the man with the bag is known for smuggling gifts around the world at night..... 

Our Moon Curser Holiday Mix playlist by Crystal Coverdale is now available on Spotify for your listening pleasure.

Note: you need a (free) Spotify account to listen.

and if you missed our non-holiday playlists:

Our Moon Curser #4 Mix playlist by Beata Tolley.

Moon Curser #3 Mix Spotify playlist by Beata Tolley

Moon Curser #2 Mix Spotify playlist by Beata Tolley

Moon Curser #1 Mix Spotify playlist by Beata Tolley

What makes these playlists Moon Curser-y, you say...? there's definitely a theme, and you will not have much trouble spotting it once you glance at the titles. If you don't quite know the history behind our winery name, the playlists should provide many a clue along with an eclectic selection of what we hope will become your favourites. 

And if you’re still not sure after listening: here’s the whole tale of the Moon Curser name: About Moon Curser's name.

We’re always working on adding to the playlists; suggestions are great if anyone’s so inclined. Email them to gold@mooncurser.com.

Time Posted: Dec 13, 2023 at 10:53 AM Permalink to Moon Curser Holiday Music Mix on Spotify Permalink
Anthony Gismondi
 
December 8, 2023 | Anthony Gismondi

The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: The best wines of 2023 — get them while they're still in stock

"The best wines of 2023 — get them while they're still in stock"

Well that's a headline we're thrilled to be included in! Thanks Anthony Gismondi for including Moon Curser Arneis 2022 in this Vancouver Sun article.

Read "The best wines of 2023" article.

Time Posted: Dec 8, 2023 at 4:13 PM Permalink to The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: The best wines of 2023 — get them while they're still in stock Permalink
Shelley Boettcher
 
November 26, 2023 | Shelley Boettcher

Castanet - Eight great red wines for the holidays - Moon Curser Syrah 2021

"Wine: Moon Curser Vineyards 2021 Syrah

Why drink it: Syrah grows so well in the Okanagan, and Moon Curser makes an excellent wine with it. Well-balanced, savoury and bold, it has flavours of blackcurrant, dark chocolate and blueberry, with notes of cinnamon and vanilla on the nose.

Pair with: Spicy sausages, spicy red pasta sauces (arrabbiata or puttanesca, perhaps), lamb or charcuterie."

Read Eight great red wines for the holidays.

Time Posted: Nov 26, 2023 at 1:15 PM Permalink to Castanet - Eight great red wines for the holidays - Moon Curser Syrah 2021 Permalink
Christopher Waters
 
November 15, 2023 | Christopher Waters

Globe & Mail - Seven Canadian wines that impress

Christopher Waters rates - Moon Curser Roussanne Marsanne 2022 91 points!

"Moon Curser Roussanne Marsanne 2022 (Canada)

RATING: 91 /100

One of the most exciting wines in the current crop of Moon Curser releases, this white blend features roussanne and marsanne grapes that were co-fermented in a stainless steel tanks and some smaller French oak barrels to build complexity and texture. The style is rich and inviting, with appealing yellow apple, honey and citrus flavours and nice balance between the fruit, acid and alcohol. Vegan friendly. Drink now to 2028. Available at the above price in British Columbia, $26.99 direct"

Read full "Seven Canadian wines that impress" article with subscription.

Time Posted: Nov 15, 2023 at 12:59 PM Permalink to Globe & Mail - Seven Canadian wines that impress Permalink
Anthony Gismondi
 
November 15, 2023 | Anthony Gismondi

The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: B.C. Wine Pick - Moon Curser Arneis 2022 - 91 points

Anthony Gismondi selects BC Wine Pick - Moon Curser Arneis 2022 91 points!

"BC Wine of the Week

Moon Curser Arneis 2022, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

91/100

Arneis is a rare white grape from Italy’s Piedmont region that Moon Curser has successfully grown on the south Okanagan Valley Osoyoos East Bench in near complete obscurity. Arneis translates to little rascal, or troublemaker, in the Piemontese dialect, which refers to its problematic propensity to grow. Still, it hasn’t stopped Moon Curser from releasing some terrific bottles led by the latest 2022 label. The nose is incredible, mineral and saline all in one, while the palate is awash with restrained yellow fruit and kiwi with just enough acidity to finish with vibrancy. My favourite match is roast chicken stuffed with mushrooms, but it is also a magical sushi wine."

Read full article where Gismondi selects BC Wine Pick Moon Curser Arneis

 

Time Posted: Nov 15, 2023 at 1:13 AM Permalink to The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: B.C. Wine Pick - Moon Curser Arneis 2022 - 91 points Permalink
Nikki Bayley
 
November 11, 2023 | Nikki Bayley

BC Living.ca - BC Wine 101: Fall 2023 Edition

Nikki highlights Moon Curser in

"2. Treat yo self: Three bubbles to drink right now

Moon Curser 2021 Eclipse $34.99: I was absolutely convinced that this crisp, aromatic smasher of a sparkler was for wine-club members only, so imagine my delight when I just checked and yes, it looks like you can buy it online (honestly, it would be worth joining the club to enjoy it anyhow). This is a terrific traditional method bubble made with a rather less traditional Roussanne and Marsanne blend. Yes, please."

Read BC Wine 101 Fall 2023 Edition.

Buy Moon Curser Eclipse.

Time Posted: Nov 11, 2023 at 11:23 AM Permalink to BC Living.ca - BC Wine 101: Fall 2023 Edition Permalink
Terry David Mulligan
 
November 10, 2023 | Terry David Mulligan

Tasting Room Radio - November 11th, SWIRL 2023: Over 60 BC wineries pouring in one place

Interview with Chris Tolley – Co-Owner of Moon Curser, starts at ~14:44 to 19:22.

At 17:16, you'll hear Terry David Mulligan ask when people come up to the table at Swirl BC, can Chris tell which wine will be the star of the day, and what's the one wine that will blow their minds, that they are not expecting: Terry says Moon Curser Viognier 2022 & Chris agrees! Terry caps off by asking Chris what he wants to tell Moon Curser wine fans in general about the next couple years in the Okanagan and Osoyoos.

Listen to Terry David Mulligan Interview Chris Tolley of Moon Curser.

Time Posted: Nov 10, 2023 at 4:26 PM Permalink to Tasting Room Radio - November 11th, SWIRL 2023: Over 60 BC wineries pouring in one place Permalink
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