Sauternes Tasting @Sam_WineTeacher

Sweet wines, or more properly, after dinner or dessert wines can be an absolute delight.  After dinner wines include Ports, Sherries, and Madeiras, among other fortified wines. 

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 VanCity, I am including a new one that will appear from time to time.  I’m calling it, ‘From the Cellar’. It will be much like the wine reviews, except that it will feature wines that have been … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_theWineTeacher

2019 Chardonnay Monte Creek Monte Creek, BC $21.99 Golden straw in colour with medium-minus intensity.  The nose opens with aromas of pineapple, fruit salad, banana, mango, honey, lemon, apricot, peach, and floral notes.  Good balance with a creamy texture.  The flavours follow the nose with fruit salad flavours with a medium-plus finish.   2020 Pinot … Read more

A Vertical Tasting of Osoyoos Larose Grand Vin

This was the ‘ringer’ that was added to the flight as Culmina is the winery Pascal Madevon went to after leaving Osoyoos Larose and it is nearby on the Golden Mile Bench.  Pretty consistent scores across the group. Ranked in the lower half of the flight.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2019 Pinot Blanc Black Swift West Kelowna, BC $27.99 Golden yellow with medium intensity.  Delicate yellow apple, white flowers, pineapple, white peach, and lemon curd on the nose.  Good balance.  The flavours follow the nose.  A medium finish with a hint of almond.  Some of this wine was aged in oak, the rest in … Read more

From the Cellar with @Sam_WineTeacher

There are no hard and fast rules. While most people drink what they buy in a matter of days, if not hours, more and more people are realizing the benefits of holding on to some of their wines and are enjoying the benefits of doing so.

Wine Wednesday Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

  2019 Chardonnay (Dr. Bonnie Henry Tribute Series) Meyer Family Vineyards Okanagan Falls, BC $30.52 The grapes for this wine come from the Old Main Road Vineyard in Naramata.  Each year Meyer Family Vineyards selects a notable person to be honoured with their Tribute Series, and this year, understandably, their decision was Dr. Bonnie Henry, … Read more

@Sam_WineTeacher reviews the wines of Mayhem

Mayhem Wines, located in Okanagan Falls, is a collaboration between two noted wine families, Terry Meyer Stone (Anarchist Mountain Vineyards) and brother JAK Meyer (Meyer Family Vineyards).

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

  2020 Sauvignon Blanc (Reserva Especial) Santa Rita 120 Valle Central, Chile $11.99 This value-priced wine over-delivers.  Great for an everyday wine to keep in the fridge.  Lemon yellow with medium-minus intensity.  Aromas of lemon, honey, melon, fresh-cut grass, and hints of green apple and green beans on the nose.  Good body with medium-plus body.  … Read more

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