One of B.C.’s most reliable wineries @RonWilsonVan

  From my first visit to the Okanagan fifteen years ago I’ve come to know and enjoy Sandhill Wines. Consistent quality year after year means you can count on them when you’re shopping for wine. This is a medium bodied white with flavours of apples and pears. There’s also some spice on the finish which…

#WineWednesday review by @Sam_theWineTeacher

  2012 Chardonnay Sandhill Kelowna, BC $17.99 Bronze Medal Tasted 2014 10 Very pale straw in colour with medium-light intensity.  Green apple, lemon and a hint of honey on the nose.  Good balance with medium body.  Lemon and fruit flavours on the palate with a medium finish.  Good value everyday chardonnay, but it has been…

Celebrating Diwali @RonWilsonVan

  As a relative newcomer to Vancouver (just over 2 years) I’ve come to love the rich cultural diversity of my new hometown. No matter the community I always feel welcome and how can you not enjoy a festival that celebrates light over darkness? So in honour of Diwali my modest offering is the perfect…

Drink one of B.C.’s best by @RonWilsonVan

  I’m excited to be offering my review of the wine that just topped the field in the annual B.C. wine awards. This is the Platinum award winning See Ya Later Rover. This is from one of my favorite wineries located in Okanagan Falls. Rover is 98% Shiraz with just a splash of viognier. But…

SIXTH ANNUAL TASTE OF TULALIP TICKETS ON SALE

  Award Winning Wine and Food Weekend available for purchase through Ticketmaster   “Buy early; get in,” says Tulalip Resort Casino President/COO Ken Kettler.  He is referring to the line of disappointed Taste of Tulalip fans that were unable to enjoy the award-winning November weekend of wine, food and tradition, as the 2013 event sold out…

Wine Wednesday

I always like offering a great deal on Wine Wednesday. Partly because everyone likes a bargain but also because newcomers don’t have to shell out big bucks to find out if this wine is for them. Woodbridge Chardonnay is from the sure hands of Robert Mondavi. The name Mondavi is one of California’s most recognized…

Wine review by @Sam_thewineteacher

2008 I Greppi (Bordeaux Blend) Bolgheri Greppicante Italy $29.99 Silver Medal Tasted 2014 09 Garnet red in colour with hints of brick and medium plus intensity.  Dark fruit and secondary aromas of leather, tar, earth and toast.  Well balanced.  Layered flavours echo the nose with a medium long finish.   2009 Bordeaux Chateau de la…

LITTLE FARM WINERY and VINI-QUATRO GROUP partnership

LITTLE FARM WINERY WINES NOW REPRESENTED IN BC & QUEBEC BY TANDEM WINE SELECTION AND UNIVINS, BOTH MEMBERS OF THE VINI-QUATRO GROUP   Cawston, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada.   Tandem Wine Selection and Univins will now be working with Little Farm Winery to represent their wines in British Columbia and Quebec.   “We are…

Beaumont Melody Gamay Noir Rosé B.C.

  I really hope we soon move past the idea that the only time we can enjoy rose wine is in the spring and summer. Let me make my case with this compelling bottle of evidence. Beaumont Family Estate Winery is new to me but one taste of this rosé and I can promise you I’ll…

Halloween Happenings @ Cibo Trattoria and Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar

ALL HALLOWS’ EVE FEAST AT CIBO TRATTORIA   On Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 — the two days known across the world as “Devil’s Night” and Halloween, respectively — Chef Kassam will prepare a devilishly delectable five-course tasting menu that serves up clever nods to the feast of All Hallows’ Day, traditionally celebrated the day after Halloween. Chef Kassam’s menu is alternately sinister and sumptuous…

Lunch at Milestones Coquitlam

  A friend of mine, who I hadn’t seen in quite a while, was going to be out in my neck of the woods and suggested getting together for lunch.  I was open to anything and he suggested Milestones.   I’ve been to Milestones several times over the years, usually for meetings, get-togethers or family…

Fall into the Market 2014 Monday, November 3

  Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents its annual Fall into the Market tasting event. This Liberty-sponsored event is in support of the BC SPCA, to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. All proceeds from both ticket sales and the silent auction directly support the BC…

La Dolce Vita October 2014 When gold trumps platinum

  Bob Johnson couldn’t contain his smile when I dropped in for a visit to Creston’s Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery on Sunday. In his pocket were two medals from the recent BC Wine Awards. One, a Platinum, feted Baillie-Grohman’s 2012 Cabernet Franc as one of the best six wines in the province (5 platinum medals were…

Wine Wednesday review by @Sam_thewineteacher

2011 Chardonnay Liquidity Okanagan Falls, BC $23.00 Silver Medal Tasted 2014 09 Straw coloured with medium-light intensity.  The nose shows aromas of apple, white peach and wild flowers along with well-integrated oak.  Well balanced with good body.  Apple, butter and toast on the palate with a medium-long finish.  A good match for scallop and prawn…