Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Jan 17, 2011 Intrigue Wines Riesling 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Lake Country, Okanagan Valley $17-20 www.intriguewines.ca Intrigue is the solo project of Gray Monk co-winemaker Roger Wong (he makes their reds and sparkling wines). Those following the BC wine industry for some time may also remember Wong from a superstar Riesling he crafted in the early 2000’s called Focus, but unfortunately the fires in 2003 thwarted his plans to continue with the brand. He started Intrigue Wines with his wife and another couple in 2008. The name is apt, since there is an air of intrigue about the winery – all the partners have other jobs and commitments, and the winery doesn’t have a tasting room to welcome guests. That said, these are VQA wines and can be tracked down through VQA stores, if you find them before they’re gone! Future plans include a reserve Riesling (he was the original winemaker at Pinot Reach before it became Tantalus). This Riesling is a pleasing pour – off dry, but with crisp acidity to balance. Peach and citrus aromas lead to a round palate of Granny Smith apple, citrus, white peach and spice. Pair when you have a crowd – this will please wine newbies plus more tested palates. Try with lemongrass coloured Thai cuisine or lighter seafood dishes. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommends Intrigue Wines Riesling 2009 This Riesling is a pleasing pour – off dry, but with crisp acidity to balance. Peach and citrus aromas lead to a round palate of Granny Smith apple, citrus, white peach and spice. Pair when you have a crowd – this will please wine newbies plus more tested palates. Try with lemongrass coloured Thai cuisine or lighter seafood dishes. OkanaganRieslingWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade. In addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for WineAlign, ... Read More You may also like Coffee & Tea December 18, 2014 Yerba Maté Part Two In the previous article we looked at the big picture when it comes to yerba maté. Now let’s look at one brand that is doing everything ... Read More Drink This / Food Pairings December 17, 2014 Pairing Wine With Holidays Carols (or How I Learned to Like Carols) Now that December is here, it’s officially time to open your ears to holiday carols. If you’re still in denial that Christmas is nearly upon us, ... Read More Drink This December 10, 2014 Drinks Pairing for the Big Holiday Feast It’s no real surprise that one of the largest and most orchestrated meals of the year for many people is also one of the most challenging to pair. ... Read More Events / Okanagan / Vancouver / Victoria December 3, 2014 The Best Sommelier in BC: From Wine Waiter to Rock Star Celebrity chefs have been around for a while, but rock star sommeliers are a newer phenomenon. The mousey definition of “wine waiter” doesn’t ... Read More Drink This November 26, 2014 Warm Weather, Big Feasts Maybe it’s just me, but when I think down to a big traditional turkey or roast beef or baked ham dinner with the fixins, it’s chilly out. Whether ... Read More Beer & Cider November 20, 2014 My First Beer Potluck: Critiquing 2014’s Winter Seasonals in a Cramped Apartment Between working for a food magazine and being around bikes for way too long, I’ve drank a lot of beer. My education in the nectar began sometime in ... Read More Comments are closed.