2009 Laughing Stock Vineyards Pinot Gris


She says: In a valley full of Pinot Gris, this is a favourite of mine time and again.

He says: For me, this is one of the standout white wines of the Okanagan, purely because of its distinctiveness.

2009 Arrowleaf Cellars Pinot Gris


She says: You cannot go wrong at $16 a bottle and it needs no companion… this is an easy wine to drink all on it’s own.

He says: They could charge a few more dollars for this wine, but instead it’s a bargain for us at only $16/bottle.

2009 Haywire Pinot Gris Switchback


He says: As the great Public Enemy famously said, “Don’t believe the hype”.

She says: For me the most expensive wine [of the tasting] turned out to be the most disappointing.

Wine truths

“A hard drinker, being at the table, was offered grapes for dessert. 'Thank you,' said he, pushing the dish away from him, 'but I am not in the habit of taking my wine in pills.'”
by Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.