2009 Laughing Stock Vineyards Pinot Gris

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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

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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

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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

“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.”
by Ernest Hemingway

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.