2017 First Grape Arrival

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    2017 grapes arrive Thursday September 14th 2017  – and the fun begins! Yes, it’s that time of year when the grapes start rolling in and the anticipation of  perhaps another memorable year awaits the winemakers. Our friends from …

Anthony Gismondi Top BC Wines of 2016

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Anthony Gismondi’s  final look back at 2016 and his top scoring BC wines tasted last year. These 18 wines scored 92 and 93 points. Click on the link below which will download the pdf file for viewing on your computer or …

Nanaimo Winemakers 2016 Competition

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Nanaimo Winemakers 2016 Varietal Competition After two years without a wine judging competition, we are finally bringing this event back, thanks to Doug Markin volunteering to serve as Chief Steward, and his desire to run a competition this spring. The …


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Grapes and Supplies for 2016 One of the main purposes of the Nanaimo Winemakers is to assist members in getting the grapes and supplies they need to make top-quality wine.  In 2016 the club will again be sourcing grapes from the …

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Making Rosé Wine

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A rosé is a pink wine, somewhere in the color spectrum between a white wine and a red wine. Various other terms are used. A “blush” wine is a rosé at the whiter end of the pink spectrum. Terms like “white Zinfandel” or “white Merlot” also usually refer to a rosé wine. They are almost never truly “white.”