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.

Vintage 2018 Media Preview a review by @Sam_WineTeacher

Panel moderator, Master of Wine Barbara Philip, directed the discussion and asked panelists questions about the 2018 vintage and how it played out in each of the four regions represented.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

#WineWednesday review by Sam Hauck aka the Wine Teacher featuring British Columbia wines.

Chardonnay Blind Tasting hosted by BC Wine Appreciation Society

Ten BC chardonnay wines tasted blind (we didn’t know what they were).  We were told that they were all BC wines from the 2016 vintage and from different regions of BC.  And then the game was afoot.

What’s New at Okanagan Crush Pad

Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad, which opened in 2011, has long been a facility which smaller producers utilized to get their wines made and bottled.  In addition, they also made their own wines under the Haywire label.  Over the years, they added the Narrative series and more recently the Free Form label.  Why three different brands?

Tasting Ten January 2019 – a flight of Cabernet Franc

Our tastings are always done blind (bottles wrapped in brown paper bags).  All we knew was that founding member Wayne Meadows, organized a flight of Cabernet Franc from BC, Washington and France and that the wines were from vintages 2009 – 2012.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Our intrepid wine reviewer Sam Hauck aka the Wine Teacher walks us through the flight of wines he recently tasted. 2011 Chateau Cantelauze Jean-Noel Boidron Pomerol, France $NA (gift) Garnet red with medium-deep intensity.  The nose is appealing with cherry, earth, dust, sweet spice, eucalyptus and smoky aromas.  Good body with smooth ripe tannins.  Pleasing … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

A Flight of Sparkling Wines

Today there are about 100 sparkling wines made in BC from a wide variety of grapes.  They range from good wines to premium quality in a variety of styles to suit every palate.

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