Ghost of the Bogs White Cranberry Wine – Fort Wine Co. (Fort Langley, BC, Canada)

  • My Rating: [D+]

TL:DR – “too much tart-sourness, weak cranberry. Not recommended.”


Ghost of the Bogs White Cranberry Wine 2007, 11.0% ABV, 750 ml., (Fort Langley, BC, Canada) (*local BC fruit wine*)


on the back label:

“Our Estate Cranberry Farm produces some of the finest white cranberries in North America. From this harvest, our winery produces this remarkably crisp and refreshing cranberry wine. Bound to surprise, and even astonish. The Ghost of the Bogs label celebrates the colourful and creative artwork that adorned wooden fruit crates in the early 1900’s era.”


  • Style: (Cranberry) Fruit Wine
  • Taste: tart tangy sour dull cranberry watery finish
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $14 CAD – 750 ml., sometime in 2009
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Recommended: nope
  • What made an impression: thin cranberry flavour

Visual: Pours dull mahogany with a bit of haze, a few bubbles along the perimeter.

Nose: fruity cranberry juice with tangy brightness. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: sour, medium tart

Mid-palate: (lvl-2-sweetness), diluted cranberry, continued tart-tangy-sour

Finish: light cranberry exhale, wine acidity, thin flavour

Summary: Lots of tangy tart sourness in this, overpowering the thin and basic cranberry flavor found in the mids and finish. Drinkable, but not recommended. It becomes less palatable as the tartness compounds with each sip.

Valley Girl Brand Blueberry 190 – The Fort Wine Co. (Fort Langley, BC, Canada)

  • My Rating: [C]

Valley Girl Brand Blueberry 190 Fruit Wine – The Fort Wine Company, 13.0% ABV, 375 ml., (Fort Langley, BC, Canada) (*local BC fruit wine*)


on the back label:

“Fraser Valley blueberries are famous for their ripe juiciness and wonderful flavour. From this local harvest, our winery produces a delicious blueberry wine that is bound to surprise, and even astonish.”

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  • Style: (Blueberry) Fruit Wine
  • Taste: Average off-dry medium body blueberry-cassis
  • Where I got it : somewhere in Vancouver
  • How much: $10 CAD – 375 ml., sometime in 2009
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to fruit wine aficionados: nah

Visual: (cellared for 7 years). Synthetic cork. Pours deep purplish-currant with a bit of sediment.

Nose: tangy alcoholic blueberry-cassis that has been wine’d (lvl-)-pungency

Attack: slightly juicy

Mid-palate: sour-tangy acidity, (lvl-2-sweetness), blueberry, mild cassis, hints of smokiness

Finish: tart, blueberry exhale

Summary: Drinkable, a 50-50 balance of alcohol and dull blueberry flavour. Not the bright type of wine, darker and drier. Just average, reflected in the price.

Keremeos Pear Apple Wine – The Fort Wine Co. (Fort Langley, BC, Canada)

Keremeos Pear Apple Wine 2007 – The Fort Wine Company, 11.0% ABV, 375 ml., (Fort Langley, BC, Canada) (*local BC fruit wine*)


on the back label:

“The Similkameen Valley has long been a source of exceptional quality apples and pears. From this harvest, our winery produces a series of inspired fruit-based wines that are bound to surprise, and even astonish.”

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  • Style: (Pear-Apple) Fruit Wine
  • Taste: Firm crisp interesting fruity apple tangy acidity pear exhale slight woody
  • Where I got it : Liquor Depot / N. Bby
  • How much: $10 CAD – 375 ml., sometime in 2009
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to fruit wine aficionados: surprisingly unique

Visual: (cellared for 9 years). Synthetic cork. Pours clear pale yellow with a slight orange hue, clear as water.

Nose: filtered sweet apple juice with a bit more tang-acidity. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: fruity-juicy

Mid-palate: (lvl-5-sweetness), clean red apple, crisp TANGY, FIRM BITE, juicy apple acidity-mild alcoholic, tad a watery

Finish: light-medium tartness, fruity pear exhale, residual light woody apple fruitiness

Summary: Apple and pear are a natural combo and it’s done well here – very interesting and bold tanginess backup up by a rounded fruitness. Slightly thin-short but solid.