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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Want to Have Some Fun?

Consider inviting a few friends over and hosting a home wine tasting.  A blind tasting is even better, and no, I’m not talking about anything weird involving blindfolds.  Here’s one idea of how it could work.  Invite five or six couples over and everyone contributes $20; that would give you a budget of about $220…

To Score or Not To Score ?

  Well, the title says it all and it is a topic I can argue both sides.  As a member of the BC Guild of Wine Judges, I judge in a number of wine competitions every year and attend monthly blind tastings to keep my skills up.  It is true that some wines are better…

My Trip to Mendoza, Argentina

I was recently on a Holland America cruise with a friend, so most everything was planned out for us. We left a few days early in order to see Mendoza, Argentina. I couldn’t go to South America without visiting one of its most important wine regions.   Mendoza is a desert-like climate nestled at the…

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