Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2015 The One (Sparkling) Noble Ridge Okanagan Falls, BC $39.99 Pale straw with a slight copper tinge.  Classic traditional method nose showing aromas of brioche, yeasty lees, wet stones, apple, and citrus.  Well balanced with mouth-filling mousse.  The flavours reflect the nose followed by a medium-long finish.  This is quality BC bubble for Champagne fans. … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Tasting Group – A Flight of Cabernet Franc

Eight wines from three countries.  Four vintages and a three-point difference in alcohol levels.  This flight should definitely show some stylistic differences.

Tasting Ten – New Zealand Pinot Noir

After sauvignon blanc, New Zealand is best known for its pinot noir.  Almost 14 000 acres are planted to pinot noir which was first commercial bottled in 1987.  It grows in many regions but is largely concentrated in Marlborough, on the south island.

From the Cellar with @Sam_WineTeacher

In addition to the weekly wine review and the various other, usually wine-related, articles I write for My Van City, I am going to include a new one that will appear from time to time.  I’m calling it, ‘From the Cellar’.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

This COVID-19 isolation provided the perfect excuse to delve into the cellar and pull out some wines that I have been hanging on to. 2017 Rosé * Singletree Abbotsford, BC $17.30 This impressive rosé, made from 100% organic pinot noir, is pale cherry red with medium-light intensity.  The nose opens with a medley of red … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2018 Siegerrebe Nagging Doubt Kelowna, BC $17.99 Very pale straw colour with medium-light intensity.  The nose is intense with aromas of apricot, peach, tangerines with undertones of ginger, grapefruit zest, and rose petals.  Well balanced.  Big fruit on the palate followed by a medium-long finish with a characteristic slight bitterness.  This wine is a lot … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

International Sauvignon Blanc Day was May 1st – Did you celebrate?

Many people first became enamoured with sauvignon blanc many years ago after becoming tired of the ubiquitous buttery, rich over-oaked chardonnays which were all too common at the time. 

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