Sam, The Wine Teacher, has been an educator, a home winemaker, a wine judge for too many years to count and is the former Guild Master of the BC Guild of Wine Judges.
He has offered wine education and appreciation courses for Pacific Breeze Winery, Capilano College, Eden West fine foods, the Richmond School District Continuing Education department, Coquitlam Continuing Education, the VAWA, the BCAWA as well as for various private functions. He also trains staff and offers cellar evaluations.
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
It is the little things that matter and that is one of the reasons the wines from Naramata’s Little Engine Winery stand out. I have been a fan ever since my first visit and several bottles still grace my cellar.
Friday, April 17th is World Malbec Day. Most people tend to associate Malbec with Argentina and for good reason. Argentina produces 75% of the world’s Malbec wine. Most come from Mendoza and the best ones from the higher elevation areas of Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo.
Kurt is responsible for designing the December session in our tasting group. He tends to pull some amazing wines from his cellar for our tastings, so it is one I try to never miss. This year was no exception – a collection of aged reds, primarily right bank Bordeaux.
“The proof is in the pudding,” goes the well-known expression. When you taste the wines of Vanessa Vineyards, there is no doubt of the care and attention that has gone into the growing of the grapes and the transforming of those grapes into the very finest wines possible.”