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


 

Kurtis Kolt
 
July 16, 2015 | Kurtis Kolt

The Georgia Straight - Beverage Pros Unearth These Wine Gems

David Stansfield is a consulting sommelier who oversees the wine program at Vancouver’s Tap & Barrel restaurants, along with various other clients. Back in January, when asked for a wine recommendation, he became the first and only person to have dropped an F-bomb in this column. I guess he’s feeling a touch classier these days, since he only went as far as calling Moon Curser’s Touriga Nacional “badass”. Read more Click Here.

Time Posted: Jul 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM Permalink to The Georgia Straight - Beverage Pros Unearth These Wine Gems Permalink
Neal McLennan
 
August 20, 2013 | Neal McLennan

Wine Picks - Moon Curser Touriga Nacional

by: Neal McLennan, Western Living Magazine, Aug 20, 2013

Wine geeks love nothing more than the experimenting winemakers who plant all sorts of off–the–wall grapes in unexpected places. Partly, it’s respect for their pioneering spirit, and partly it’s because after a day of tasting perfectly crafted Syrahs from Washington State, you’re just happy to have an imperfectly crafted Sangiovese from Washington State. But even within this group of rule breakers, there are guidelines. Never take on Portugal’s signature grape—Touriga Nacional is one...

"But there's always some wizard who thinks he can beat the system..." / Read more. Click Here.

Time Posted: Aug 20, 2013 at 1:34 PM Permalink to Wine Picks - Moon Curser Touriga Nacional Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
July 27, 2013 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe & Mail - 7 sweet-scented wines that betray the tongue

by: Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, July 27, 2013

When it comes to wine, the nose trumps the tongue almost every time. It’s one of the first lessons taught in wine schools. That protrusion below our eyes is capable of detecting thousands of scents, yet the tongue interprets just five basic sensations: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and the vaguely meaty essence called umami. The sensory organs work in tandem, of course. We taste with both organs as we sip, taking in aromatic air as well as wine. But in rough scientific terms, when we “taste” such things as thyme, citrus or pepper, it’s mainly the nose talking to the mouth. Here’s the proof: If your nostrils are stuffed up from a cold, you don’t taste an awful lot, which is why kids sometimes plug their noses while eating broccoli... / Read More

Time Posted: Jul 27, 2013 at 6:57 PM Permalink to The Globe & Mail - 7 sweet-scented wines that betray the tongue Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
July 25, 2013 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe and Mail - Moon Curser Pinot Noir 2011, British Columbia

By: Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, July 25, 2013

It’s medium-bodied and very dry, with pleasantly dusty texture carrying dark-berry notes and nuances of beetroot, herbs and spice. Available from the winery... / Read More

Time Posted: Jul 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM Permalink to The Globe and Mail - Moon Curser Pinot Noir 2011, British Columbia Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
July 25, 2013 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe and Mail - Push your palate: Six reasons to sip wines from the wild side

By: Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, July 25, 2013

The road less travelled has rewards. Sport-utility vehicle makers tap the allure with fantasy clifftop money shots that say: “freedom four-wheel-drive.” Wine enjoyment can be a little like that – exciting when you dare to venture off the steamrolled asphalt. Yet in vino as in vehicles, most people rarely stray from the smooth and familiar. Cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir and, at most, one or two dozen other popular grapes account for the vast majority of North American consumption. The wines are easy to pronounce, easy to find and easy to understand. No big surprises. / Read More

Time Posted: Jul 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM Permalink to The Globe and Mail - Push your palate: Six reasons to sip wines from the wild side Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
September 6, 2012 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe and Mail - Moon Curser Syrah 2010 - 91 pts

By: Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, Sept 6, 2012

This full-bodied Okanagan red has one foot in the Rhône Valley, showing French syrah’s hallmark peppercorn spice against a rich backdrop of berries, cinnamon and chocolate. It’s richly fruity but with good acid balance. A year or two in the cellar would bring it into even better balance. Try it now with saucy short ribs... / Read More

Time Posted: Sep 6, 2012 at 10:03 PM Permalink to The Globe and Mail - Moon Curser Syrah 2010 - 91 pts Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
August 16, 2012 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe and Mail - Moon Curser Petit Verdot 2010

By: Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, August 16, 2012

An intense, full-bodied red from a fine Okanagan estate, this offers up flavours of currant, cherry and prune along with chocolate and spice. The sticky, astringent tannins, characteristic of the petit verdot grape, come on strong, but they frame the ripe fruit beautifully. Decant it if you can and try it with duck breast or rare steak, or cellar it for one to five years if you can wait... / Read More

Time Posted: Aug 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM Permalink to The Globe and Mail - Moon Curser Petit Verdot 2010 Permalink
Jurgen Gothe
 
July 16, 2012 | Jurgen Gothe

The Georgia Straight - Red wines for summer days

By: Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight, July 16, 2013

Not everyone likes to drink whites or pinks in the summer sipping season; reds come into play on many a patio. There are the obvious light choices, like Pinot Noir, which will happily handle a half-hour in the fridge before serving, or even an ice cube in the glass, and there are many big, bold reds that delight with their robustness, ice cube or no. Here’s a roundup of recently received reds that have pleasured the palate of late... / Read More

Time Posted: Jul 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM Permalink to The Georgia Straight - Red wines for summer days Permalink
John Schreiner
 
June 12, 2012 | John Schreiner

John Schreiner on Wine - Moon Curser: contentious labels for interesting wine

By: John Schreiner blog, June 12, 2012

Formerly known as Twisted Tree Vineyards, the winery relaunched itself last year as Moon Curser Vineyards.
The bottles now bear some of the spookiest and contentious labels in the Okanagan. Some of their peers thought that Beata and Chris Tolley had taken leave of their senses; but others are coming round to the view that the winery is successfully tapping a new demographic of wine consumers... / Read More
 

Time Posted: Jun 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM Permalink to John Schreiner on Wine - Moon Curser: contentious labels for interesting wine Permalink
Jurgen Gothe
 
June 5, 2012 | Jurgen Gothe

The Georgia Straight - A stampede of celebratory wines

By: Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight, June 5, 2012

Many new wines have been arriving of late, quite a few of them all Noah’s ark–like: two by two. Here’s a random survey of some recent highlights. Has it really been 100 years since the Calgary Stampede started in that dusty little cow town? I’m sure I remember being at the very first one. (We grew up faster on the Prairies then!) I imagine millions of gallons of beer (and equal measures of rye) have gone down since that day—but wine? Might be a bit of a new one... / Read More

Time Posted: Jun 5, 2012 at 10:14 PM Permalink to The Georgia Straight - A stampede of celebratory wines Permalink
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