Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

  The Summer Rosé Edition 2016 Rosé (Skaha Vineyard) Kraze Legz Kaleden, BC $19.85 Made from Merlot, this wine is pale salmon coloured with medium-light intensity. Red fruit jumps out of the glass – wild strawberries, Rainer cherries, rhubarb and watermelon. Well balanced with good mouthfeel. The flavours follow the nose. A medium-plus finish. This…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards wins Double Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition 

  2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red awarded top accolade and 94pts     Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is proud to announce that its 2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red has been awarded a Double Gold designation by the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC). Reserved for the finest wines in the world, the Double Gold rating comes…

  Experience the best the Okanagan has to offer this summer at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

  Located at the historic Greata Ranch property in Peachland, British Columbia, newly opened Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards offers guests a truly outstanding wine and food experience in an incomparable setting and they are excited to share their new offerings and experiences with you this summer.  After 18-months of construction, President Gordon Fitzpatrick along with Winemaker…

Inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience Launches this August

  Four-Day Wine and Food Festival of Iconic BC Wines, Celebrity Chefs and Interactive Experiences   The Wines of British Columbia is thrilled to launch its inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience weekend bringing as many as 60 BC wineries and 16 top chefs from western Canada to the Okanagan Valley August 24 through…

BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors.

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 11, 2017 at Spirit Ridge Resort, Osoyoos), the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors. Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of Directors are: –       Greg Berti from Andrew Peller…

Taste BC’s Liquid Gold in Ontario

  McWatters Collection announces that its gold medal-winning 2014 Chardonnay (488536 / $30.95), is available in limited quantities through the LCBO. Just 500 cases were made of the award-winning wine. It was honoured with a gold medal at the prestigious 24th annual Chardonnay du Monde wine competition, one of only three Canadian wines to win. The McWatters namesake wines are…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery has a handful of fun ways to spend your summer days

Summer is in full swing at Blue Grouse Estate Winery News, events and vintage releases Sip your way in to the most exciting season of the year at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Here’s the latest on upcoming summer celebrations at the winery: Back and tastier than ever: Thank you for patiently waiting on Blue Grouse’s new…

Judging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

  I was lucky enough to be invited to judge at this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards, held at Government House in Victoria. These wine awards, established in 2003, by then Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, are designed to recognize excellence in wine making. Unlike other competitions, there are no bronze, silver or gold medals handed…

Global Alliance to Protect Wine Place Names Welcomes the British Columbia Wine Institute During Vinexpo 2017

  Wine Origins group expands to 23 with addition of British Columbia, McLaren Vale and Texas   Leadership from the world’s premier wine regions hosted a tasting event today at Vinexpo 2017 to welcome three new members to the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin. The British Columbia Wine Institute of Canada, which represents…