I’ve tried tons of BC bubbly wines over the past couple of years, and lately it seems more BC wineries are opting to produce BC traditional method, sparkling or prosecco style bubbles. Consumers are finding any excuse to pop open a bottle of bubbles- isn’t every day a celebration?
For Valentines day, you should try something extra special. I recently tasted Haywire’s Pink Bub 2012 traditional method sparkling wine, and think it is the perfect bottle for this romantic celebration.
Name of wine | Haywire Pink Bub
About winery | Haywire Winery is located in Summerland at Okanagan Crush Pad Winery and started in 2007 when Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie opened the winery. Haywire is an old Canadian term that refers to the wire once used for baling hay and also describes their transition from city to owning a vineyard+winery. The Bub is named after David Scholefield’s daughter Alison.
Vintage | 2012
Grape Variety | 51 %Pinot Noir and 49 %Chardonnay from cool mountain vineyard near Oliver, BC
Aroma | citrus, lemon, apple
Colour | light, elegant pink
Taste | crisp green apple and cherry, tingling bubbles on each sip
Food pairing | popcorn, asian food, cheese/charcuterie
Price | $24.90
Personal Note | One of my favourite BC bubbles for the colour, taste and feel it would be a perfect wine for any occasion, even just to enjoy on a friday night.
To purchase a bottle of Haywire Pink Bub, visit private retailers and select VQA stores, or online. Be sure to check out Haywire Winery Facebook page for a chance to win a romantic dinner for 2 (valued at $300).