#TBT BC Pinot Noir Group May 2019

At the last meeting, we compared one wine served in a regular wine glass to the same wine served in a variety specific expensive Zalto wine glass.  Because the wine in the second glass was noticeably improved, we did this comparison with each wine this time.

 #TBT Sensory Symposium revisited by Sam the Wine Teacher

The day was organized into three panel discussions and tastings.  After opening welcoming remarks from moderator Milnes, we began the ‘Women in Wine’ session.   Panelists for this session were Mireille Sauvé (MS), Severine Pinte (SP), Kelsey Rufiange (KR) and Alison Moyes (AM).

Bloom 2019 – presenting BC Wine Spring Releases

Even if you limit it to a quick friendly, ‘Hello,’ and listen to the odd recommendation from a colleague, it is virtually impossible to hit all the tables you intend to, no matter how short your short list is.  So, my sincere apologies to all the wonderful producers I didn’t get to.

BC Pinot Noir Tasting Group – a retrospective by @Sam_WineTeacher

With all wines being the same variety and from the same year one would rightfully expect a lot in common and yes, they all showed distinctive Pinot Noir character, yet they definitely all had their own personality.

April Tempranillo Tasting with the Tasting Ten

The vast majority of Tempranillo is grown in Spain with lesser amounts originating in Portugal and a few other countries.   Spain is also known for Garnacha and Monastrell, but Tempranillo is the main grape of Spain.

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