Wine Reviews courtesy of Sam Hauck

Here are some suggestions for your weekend trip to the local wine store: 2011 Tinto (Malbec, Syrah, Bonardo) La Posta Cocina Mendoza, Argentina $17.99 Silver medal Tasted 2014 01   This is a blend of 60% Malbec, 20% Syrah and 20% Bonarda. Garnet red in colour with deep intensity. The nose shows aromas of plum,…

Spring Flavours & Innovations

  My afternoon this past week was an introduction to new beverages that are either speculative or recently listed in the government liquor stores presented at a New Product Salon. Here is what I sampled, in random order, which is only a fraction of what was being poured. The majority are speculative beverages and I…

April 17th is Malbec World Day

  Celebrations are Planned Across British Columbia Be prepared: the 4th annual Malbec World Day is on Thursday, April 17th 2014, and 55 cities in 44 countries around the world will celebrate. In British Columbia there are more than 40 FREE consumer tastings. April 11th & 12th – 18 BCLDB stores featuring 24 Argentinean Malbec-based wines April 12th  – The following private wine stores…

Taste Washington! Joins forces with Red Cross

This Weekend’s Taste Washington Event Joins Forces with Red Cross to Assist in Mudslide Disaster Relief Event producers of Taste Washington will tap the generosity of some 4,000 event patrons who attend the largest single-region wine and food event in the nation this weekend.   Visit Seattle and the Washington State Wine Commission, which partner…

The Beach Club Resort – Parksville

Here are some interesting facts about Bellstar’s Beach Club Resort at Parksville on Vancouver Island that may be new to you. The Beach Club Resort is a responsible neighbour with an interest in their community.   ·       Parksville Uncorked: Untapped Beer Tasting Event o   All proceeds are donated to The Parksville AM Branch of Rotary International…

A short list for Taste Washington!

For anyone planning to attend Taste Washington! this weekend here is a short list of wineries that have been recommended. Swiftwater Cellars  may be one of the most compelling destination wineries in Washington State. Great setting near Roslyn in the heart of the Cascades and a one-hour drive from Seattle. Located in the Suncadia Resort with access to…

Campagna Farm Dinner at Cibo Trattoria

Menu Just Announced for Campagna Farm Dinner Wednesday, April 2 @ 6:30 p.m. Tickets: 604.602.9570 or [email protected] General Manager & Wine Director Robert Stelmachuk and Executive Chef Faizal Kassam as they welcome Campagna Farm’s Sandra and Leonardo Zambrano for this very special five-course menu and wine pairings. Located in Abbotsford, BC, Campagna is Cibo’s very own 280-acre farm…

Where to stay to enjoy TASTE WASHINGTON!

  TASTE WASHINGTON is a great wine event with public tastings and seminars to please every wine lover. For the ultimate getaway, make it a Taste Washington weekend and stay downtown. Select Seattle hotels have created weekend packages for you with Taste tickets included and added bonus amenities. Check out all of the options here…