Sam, The Wine Teacher, has been an educator, a home winemaker, a wine judge for too many years to count and is the former Guild Master of the BC Guild of Wine Judges. He has offered wine education and appreciation courses for Pacific Breeze Winery, Capilano College, Eden West fine foods, the Richmond School District Continuing Education department, the VAWA, the BCAWA as well as for various private functions. He also trains staff and offers cellar evaluations.

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Wine Tasting at Dockside

Coal Harbour’s 6th Annual Spring Wine Tasting was held at Dockside Restaurant on Granville Island, which has won the “Best Patio” award for the last six years running in The Georgia Straight’s Golden Plate Awards. The day was near perfect for this al fresco event. There were over 100 wines, both domestic and imported, along…

Naramata Bench Spring Release

  The Naramata Bench is a small region located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Okanagan, near Penticton. Home to almost 900 acres of vineyards and over 30 wineries (and 2 distilleries), this is prime wine real estate. People who visit this region have learned plan on at least a week to explore all that…

Viva Italiano!

  Italian Wines in the World – Wine Meridian’s Canada Tour 2016   Every time I go to a tasting of Italian wines, I am struck by the same thought – they just keep getting better and better. And for good reason, a lot of effort has gone into improving vineyard quality and modernizing equipment,…

California Dreaming

  I left Port Moody on a gray drizzly day. As I rode the Skytrain into Vancouver for a California wine tasting, the sky got progressively clearer and brighter. The California Wine Fair had obviously brought some sunny weather along to compliment their wines. Most wine drinkers are familiar with California wines as they are…

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