February 23, 2014

Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2010: 94 points from Wine Spectator

Clos Apalta 2010 recieved 94 points from Wine Spectator. "Big and rich, this red is filled with powerful flavours of blackberry, dark currant, black olive and dark chocolate that are built on a ironclad frame. Notes of cocoa powder and cream chime in as well, and the muscular more...

February 06, 2014

Icon Fine Wine & Spirits Adds New Canadian Boutique Beer and European Wine Labels to Expanding Portfolio!

Jay Garnett, CEO of Icon Fine Wine & Spirits, is proud to announce several new additions to Icon’s venerable portfolio of exceptional local and international beverage brands.Joining Icon’s selection of craft-brewed beers is Prince Edward Island Brewing Company, which was founded more...

January 15, 2014

8th Generation Vineyards joins Icon's portfolio

New year, new wine! Jay Garnett, CEO of Icon Fine Wine & Spirits, is proud to announce the addition of 8th Generation Vineyard to Icon’s already impressive portfolio of largely family owned producers. The Okanagan Valley vintner further rounds out Icon’s British Columbian more...

December 19, 2013

More Accolades for Wakefield Wines!

This Fall Wakefield Wines won even more awards and accolates.Royal Hobart Wine Show2013 St Andrews Riesling - Gold2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver2012 80 Acres Shiraz Viognier - Silver2012 Promised Land Shiraz - SilverNational Wine Show of Australia2012 St Andrews Riesling more...

December 12, 2013

Outstanding Ratings for Lapostolle in Wine Spectator

Two Lapostolle wines recieved great reviews in the most recent Wine Spectator Insider. 2011 Canto de Apalta Rapel Valley90 Points "A powerful and muscular red, with concentrated dark plum, dried blackberry and dark current flavors that support  plenty of baker's chocolate more...

December 04, 2013

Icon Toasts the Holiday Season with the Addition of Bella Wines

Just in time for holiday toasts, Jay Garnett, CEO of Icon Fine Wine & Spirits is proud to announce the addition of the celebrated Naramata sparkling wine house, Bella Wines, to their portfolio of exceptional local and international beverage brands. more...

November 27, 2013

Ex Nihilo Winery Joins Icon's Growing Portfolio

Jay Garnett, CEO of Icon Fine Wine & Spirits is proud to announce the addition of Lake Country Okanagan’s Ex Nihilo Winery to Icon’s portfolio of best in class beverage brands from around the world and here at home. more...

November 26, 2013

A to Z 2011 Pinot Noir makes Wine Spectator Top 100

A to Z Wineworks 2011 Pinot Noir was ranked 55th best wine in the world by Wine Spectator.  Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. more...

November 20, 2013

Icon Fine Wine & Spirits adds Saxon Winery to its Portfolio

Jay Garnett, CEO of Icon Fine Wine & Spirits is proud to announce the addition of Summerland’s Saxon Winery to Icon’s portfolio of best in class beverage brands from around the world and here at home.Owned by Paul and Jayne Graydon, Saxon Winery is named after the ancestral more...

October 28, 2013

Wakefield takes home medals from the Beverage Testing Institute and Decanter!

The Beverage Testing Institute 2013 World Value Wine ChallengeThe Beverage Testing Institute was founded in 1981 with the objective of producing fair and impartial wine reviews for consumers. Held in Chicago, this competition is the USA’s most comprehensive for wines. more...

October 25, 2013

Wakefield Wines Wins at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013

Wakefield Wines has been awarded a trophy, two gold and two silver medals at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013. The Decanter Asia Wine Awards, Asia’s largest wine competition, is open to wines from around the world and is judged by Asia’s most prominent wine experts. more...

September 24, 2013

Wakefield Wines Win Again

Wakefield Wines has picked up some fantastic awards at various international Wine Shows.The Perth Royal Wine ShowHeld on September 13th 2013 and is Western Australia’s leading wine competition. Gold Metal Winners2013 Wakefield Estate Riesling  2012 Wakefield Estate ShirazVienna more...

September 24, 2013

Zorzal, De Martino, and Vina Leyda at The Beautiful South Tasting

Tim Atkin on The Beautiful South wine tasting event:"What were my highlights of the tasting? In terms of my dozen favourite producers, all of them making better wines by the vintage, I’d single out Colomé, Mendel, Zorzal and Zuccardi from Argentina, AA Badenhorst, Crystallum, Mullineux more...

September 23, 2013

Therapy Wines in Globe and Mail!

Therapy Artist Series Wild Ferment Pinot Noir 2012"“Wild” refers to the yeasts, as in the native organisms resident on the grape skins and in the air versus the commercial strains typically used for controlled and predictable fermentation. more...

September 16, 2013

De Martino and Lapostolle get Decanter top picks of Chile

From the October 2013 Decanter:De Martino"These are beautiful wines. They are part of Chile's thrilling new wine idiom - from the gracious and peppery Alto de Piedras Carmenere 2011 to the earthy, invigorating Las Aguilas Cabernet 2011 and the stunning, tense, resonant Old Bush Vines Limavida 2011. more...

September 16, 2013

Wakefield wins again at China Wine and Spirits Awards 2013!

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August 14, 2013

Martin Miller's Gin gets 10/10 in UK Daily Mail!

"This is distilled in England and blended with Icelandic water, which the makers claim results in a uniquely fresh taste. How right they are! One sip of this and you are transported to summer — if not heaven! Proves that there is such a thing as a super-premium gin. more...

July 09, 2013

Lapostolle gets the top Accolade in Chilean Organic Wines Contest!

Lapostolle Winery won the Double Gold Medal and received overall excellent results in this third edition of the event, organized by the ”Asociación de Agricultores Orgánicos Centro-Sur”. Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Carmenère 2011 won Double Gold Medal and was chosen the best more...

July 08, 2013

Wakefield Wines Wins at 2 USA Wine Shows!

New York International Wine CompetitionWakefield Wines has been named Australian Winery of the Year and has won ‘Shiraz of the Year’ for its Jaraman Shiraz 2012 at the New York International Wine Competition.The New York International Wine Competition is the first major international more...

June 25, 2013

Therapy Fizzio Blanc featured in the Globe and Mail!

"It’s a sparkling white blended from 90-per-cent chardonnay and 10-per-cent orange muscat. It’s more akin to Italian prosecco, with bubbles produced from yeast in a pressurized tank, than to Champagne, where the carbonation forms in individual bottles. more...

June 20, 2013

Giusti Prosecco gets 90 Points!

Wine Scores rates Giusti Prosecco Brut at 90 Points!"A new producer and recent new addition to the shelves in British Columbia and Alberta, the Giusti Prosecco is a pale greenish yellow in colour with fine bubbles. Made from the traditional Glera grape, it is chic and pretty with more...

June 20, 2013

Icon Wine and Spirits welcomes Giusti Prosecco!

“Great wine begins in the vineyard. When I was a boy, the vineyards of Conegliano were beautifully tended and considered symbols of family pride. Our family is bringing back the traditional practices of making great Prosecco by investing in the revitalization of our heritage. more...

May 29, 2013

Therapy Pink Freud featured in the Globe and Mail!

Therapy Vineyards is fond of double entendres. And classic rock fans will surely catch the allusion to Pink Floyd, the band that recorded at Studio Miraval on the Pitt-Jolie property in Provence in 1979. Expect a little sweetness in this slightly off-dry, deeply stained wine. more...

May 27, 2013

Wakefield Wines Medal wins in Europe and China

Wakefield Wines wins Gold at the Wine 100 Shanghai Awards!The Wine 100 Challenge is the first professional wine competition aimed at Chinese consumers in the China market. Due to world-class judges, transparent processes and professional organization, Wine 100 challenge has become more...

May 21, 2013

Wakefield Wines win again!

Congratulations to Wakefield Wines for their recent crop of awards!Riverside International Wine CompetitionFor over 30 years, the Riverside International Wine Competition has provided consumers and the wine industry with carefully considered results of a blind tasting by professional more...


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