Rah Rah for Riesling

  When you order, ‘a glass of white wine’, chances are you’ll be served a chardonnay, as these days, it tends to be synonymous with white wine. However, there was a time, before the late 1970’s when Riesling was THE white wine. And for good reason: Riesling tends to pair with a wide variety of…

Stefanie Schales 8th Generation

Stefanie Schales, co-proprietor along with her husband Bernd, of 8th Generation Wines in Summerland, led the BC Wine Appreciation Society through a tasting of twelve of their wines recently. She spoke about last year’s vintage and how 2016 was starting. Stefanie mentioned that there was a lot of flowering happening in the Okanagan, with lilac,…

BC Wine Appreciation Society

BC Wine Appreciation Society Celebrates with Van Westen The BC Wine Appreciation Society is an organization that was formed over 10 years ago and now numbers 175 members. Their events tend to sell quickly, whether it is a library tasting, a garden party, or a bus tour.   December’s wine event was held in the…