Client news: Perseus Winery posted by Leeann Froese
As we head ever further into the new year, we remain thankful for the attention and accolades our clients have been garnering in the press.
In addition to the local support, it is encouraging to note the increased amount of international attention and praise for our world-class BC wineries as well.
Of particular note, in case you missed it, is this recent example for our client Perseus, a small BC winery based in Penticton.
You may be aware that The Drinks Business is the leading European drinks trade publication; and recently Lauren May, web editor at the venerable publication, curated a round up of the 'Top 10 Wines in the US Press', choosing to include The Globe and Mail's Beppi Crosariol, who recommended Perseus Winery's "powerful" 2010 Invictus, a $32.99 Bordeaux-style blend.
Crosariol said: "With a name like Invictus, Latin for invincible, this red creates high expectations. I don't know about the invincible part (depends on the wines it's competing against), but it's impressive stuff. A classic Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, it's powerful yet velvety, with succulent berry fruit, chocolate and dark coffee, held together by lots of sticky tannins. Decant and serve with hearty winter food such as braised short ribs, lamb shanks or stews. 91 Points."
As the Drink Business presents their roundup, it is also interesting that many of the most talked-about wines are generally lower priced and produced in higher volumes than this $32.99 wine that is crafted lovingly and in limited quantities from select premium vineyard sites in the Okanagan.
Planning to visit the Okanagan this summer? You can visit Perseus and taste the Invictus yourself. The winery tasting room is open from May 2, 2014 until October 19, 2014, from 10am - 7pm daily. If you can't wait until May to try their wines, visit their website to find a store near you.