ACCLAIMED VINTNERS JOIN BURDOCK & CO FOR NATURALIST WINEMAKERS’ DINNER

Revered Italian winemakers co-host evening  dedicated to sustainable wines   Burdock & Co is shedding light on the intriguing techniques, philosophies and flavours that support naturalist wines by hosting a sustainably-focused winemakers’ dinner on Thursday, May 17. The event will be attended by acclaimed naturalist winemakers Elisabetta Foradori and Mateja Gravner; both will join Burdock & Co in … Read moreACCLAIMED VINTNERS JOIN BURDOCK & CO FOR NATURALIST WINEMAKERS’ DINNER

#WineWednesday Cheers to Spring sunshine!

Cheers to Spring sunshine. The newly released 2017 Quails’ Gate Rosé is the perfect pairing for your spring and summer get-togethers. Rosé continues to gain popularity and no wonder with such deliciously refreshing options like this 2017 Quails’ Gate Rosé.   Rosé A classic summer sipper, our 2017 Rosé is fresh, approachable and fruit-forward. An easy-going … Read more#WineWednesday Cheers to Spring sunshine!

Dockside Restaurant and the Coal Harbour Liquor store present the Spring Patio Tasting

Sample delicious drinks on Dockside’s award-winning patio on Thursday, May 24th   Dockside Restaurant and Coal Harbour Liquor Store are pleased to again host the annual Spring Patio Tasting on the waterfront of False Creek. The event will take place from 5pm – 8pm on Thursday, May 24th when roughly 25 distillers, brewers, and wineries … Read moreDockside Restaurant and the Coal Harbour Liquor store present the Spring Patio Tasting

Revelry Vintners Opens New Southside Winery

Walla Walla’s New Premier Destination Winery   This May 4th, Revelry Vintners will celebrate the much anticipated Grand Opening of their nearly 12,000 square-foot destination winery on the Southside of Walla Walla, a milestone that marks 12 years of hard work, dreaming and determination.   With a strong emphasis on showcasing a sense of place, … Read moreRevelry Vintners Opens New Southside Winery

Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam_WineTeacher

2014 Riesling 8th Generation Summerland, BC $20.90 The grapes for this wine come from 29-year-old vines. The result is a wine with depth and concentration. Lemon yellow with medium intensity. Classic varietal character on the nose – mineral, stone fruit, citrus and a hint of petrol. Slightly off dry, but well balanced with good mouth … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by Sam_WineTeacher

Aspirational Okanagan Wineries Form New Group

‘The Okanagan Wine Initiative’ Members Set to Collaborate and Raise Profile   Seven leading BC wineries: 50th Parallel Estate Winery, Culmina Family Estate Winery, Haywire Wines, Liquidity Wines, Painted Rock Estate Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, and Summerhill Pyramid Winery, have formed a partnership, The Okanagan Wine Initiative. The association groups together these seven Okanagan wineries … Read moreAspirational Okanagan Wineries Form New Group

April is Wine Month in BC and at Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery

Spring has finally sprung at Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery and everyone there could not be more excited for the upcoming season! The sun is finally shining and the view from the new patio is even more spectacular than they anticipated! The “Best Kept Secret” in the Okanagan is about to get even better… Ritchie … Read moreApril is Wine Month in BC and at Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery

Okanagan Falls Spring Release – Rosé OK

Okanagan Falls Winery Association kicked off their Spring Release 2018 with an afternoon trade and media Tasting followed by an evening public Tasting at the Terminal City Club Wednesday, April 18. It was an opportunity to taste the wonderful wines produced by this premier BC wine region. The boundaries reach from the shores of Skaha … Read moreOkanagan Falls Spring Release – Rosé OK

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2014 Chardonnay Blackwood Lane Langley, BC $29.00 This wine is lemon yellow in colour with medium-light intensity. The nose is well-integrated oak and fruit with aromas of lemon, ripe apple, honey, butter, toast and vanilla. Very well balanced. The flavours follow the nose leading to a medium-plus finish. Serve this with pan seared prawns and … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Abbotsford’s Singletree Winery Opens A Second Location in the Okanagan

‘Singletree Naramata Bench’ celebrates the home of their red wine grapes The Etsell family, owners of Singletree Winery in Abbotsford British Columbia (BC), proudly announce that they have purchased a property in order to open a second Singletree Winery location in Naramata, BC. The property they purchased was formerly called Ledlin Family Vineyards and had … Read moreAbbotsford’s Singletree Winery Opens A Second Location in the Okanagan

Locals Only: Taste of the Islands

Wine agent Richard Massey organized this event at Granville Island’s Edible Canada to showcase Vancouver Island wine and spirits. I began at Unsworth Vineyards, which is located in Mill Bay, between Victoria and Duncan where I chatted with Sommelier Chris Turyk. I first became aware of Unsworth when I visited the winery two years ago … Read moreLocals Only: Taste of the Islands

Blue Mountain Tasting Room now Open for the Season

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars is pleased to announce its tasting room will be open for extended hours starting this Easter weekend. The Okanagan Falls winery invites guests to taste and purchase their new releases. For April, the room will be open Friday through Sunday, and starting April 27, it will be open 7 days … Read moreBlue Mountain Tasting Room now Open for the Season

Celebrate Malbec World Day with Free Wine Tastings

This year’s Malbec Word Day falls on Tuesday, April 17th, and British Columbia will get a jump on the celebrations with free Argentinean wine tastings at 7 private retailers. In addition, select BCLDB stores throughout the province will offer free tastings of Argentinean wines in April.   In BC, the following private stores will host … Read moreCelebrate Malbec World Day with Free Wine Tastings

Join Dana Reinhardt in Lazio, Italy for an incredible culinary experience

Join Chef Dana Reinhardt in exploring the incredible bounty of Lazio, Italy. The farm is covered with olive trees and vineyards and boasts a beautiful pool and vistas. This beautiful area is also home to many ancient Etruscan necropolis and ruins. We will harvest seasonal produce and use meat from the heritage breed cattle, pigs and chickens located … Read moreJoin Dana Reinhardt in Lazio, Italy for an incredible culinary experience

Make your next BC Wine experience a sleepover

Have you ever wished your wine touring offered a more personalized experience? Most wineries will accommodate special requests or private tastings if you have made arrangements in advance, please note these will often mean an additional cost. Many of the fine wineries in BC have a restaurant or bistro which allows you to enjoy a … Read moreMake your next BC Wine experience a sleepover

LIQUIDITY WINES TOASTS THE SEASON WITH SPRING RELEASES AND NEW TALENT IN THE BISTRO

Spring has arrived at Liquidity Wines, bringing with it the re-opening of Liquidity Bistro – helmed by a powerhouse new chef and operations manager – and a fresh selection of wines perfect for patio season. There’s never been a better time to visit the vineyard and raise a glass to the best season yet! Visitors to … Read moreLIQUIDITY WINES TOASTS THE SEASON WITH SPRING RELEASES AND NEW TALENT IN THE BISTRO

Once Upon a Wine

The APVSA is a Montreal based company, which helps European wine producers find new markets in Canada and the United States. Their most recent tour was titled ‘Once Upon a Wine’ and featured affordable wines from France and Spain, many of which were organic and vegan wines. Producers included Arriezu Vineyards and Etedaria from Spain … Read moreOnce Upon a Wine

BC Pinot Noir Tasting Group

It’s a Tuesday afternoon and I am sitting in a tenth floor Kerrisdale apartment beside a large window with a panoramic view of Vancouver and the fog shrouded north shore mountains in the distance. I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to be a guest at a private tasting group that meets with the expressed … Read moreBC Pinot Noir Tasting Group

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Chaberton-2015 ReserveChardonnay 2015 Chardonnay (Reserve) Chaberton Langley, BC $19.95 The winery may be in Langley, but the grapes for this wine come from Oliver. The wine is golden yellow in colour with medium intensity. The nose shows aromas of lemon, butter, vanilla and toast with hints of pineapple. Good balance. The flavours follow the nose. … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Weird and Wonderful Grapes You May Never Have Heard Of Before.

One of our original tasting group members, Wayne Meadows, who tends to plan his annual tasting several years in advance (he has just compiled his 2025 tasting) spent a lot of time putting together his 2018 tasting titled, “The Rarest BC Grown Grapes That You May Have Never Tasted! What he did was to research … Read moreWeird and Wonderful Grapes You May Never Have Heard Of Before.