Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2014 Chardonnay Bordertown Osoyoos, BC $26.90 Lemon yellow with medium-light intensity.  Like many California chardonnays, this one leads with oak yet isn’t overly oily or drenched in tropical fruit.  The nose aromas of butter, toast, vanilla, ripe apple and orange peel.  Very good balance.  The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.  This…

Wine Country – The Terrace at Mission Hill Family Estate

Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate vineyards is a not to be missed culinary destination on your next trip to BC Wine Country. Chef Patrick Gayler former Sous Chef at Waterfront Wines has been instrumental, along with an experienced and supportive staff, in transitioning this classic and stately outdoor dining room into a very approachable…

More of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping wines under $20. from Quails’ Gate Winery

Here are the wines we drink when we want to keep to a budget. Our #FavouriteThings include these tasty offerings from Quails’ Gate – all priced under $20.00. These are the wines we drink, enjoy and recommend to our readers. These wines are all available from the Quails’ Gate online store. 2017 Dry Riesling Available: In Stock $16.99…

Tasting Tesseron Cognac

Some days serendipity is at play and something wonderful happens.  For me it was at a trade tasting of products from local wine agency, Select Wines.  After tasting through sparkling wines, white wines, red wines and after dinner wines – and finding several very pleasant surprises – I made a last stop to sample a…

Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

The evening started with an excited buzz as guests arrived for the Icons of Wine & Food dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek on Friday, June 22, 2018. Hosted this year by Chef Mark McEwan with emcee Rhys Pender, Master of Wine. Sipping on BC bubbles, two in fact,  Stellar’s Jay Brut 2015 and…

This is definitely not your parent’s Keg Steakhouse

Actually it was known as The Keg & Cleaver back in the days when your parents were looking for steak and a night out. Originally a single location restaurant on the North Shore started in 1971. Now it’s one of the most recognizable steakhouses with multiple locations in the Lower Mainland and Whistler. I admit I…

David Milne: Modern Painting and Site Unseen. Vancouver Art Gallery

  David Milne: Modern Painting   And: Site Unseen Vancouver Art Gallery   photo: NGC The Vancouver Art Gallery’s summer exhibition features a large collection of the paintings of David Milne, an experimental, contemplative Canadian artist and contemporary of the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson and Emily Carr. The works span a 50 year career, beginning…