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.
2016 Chardonnay CedarCreek Kelowna, BC $18.99 Lemon yellow with medium-minus intensity. Apple, pear, citrus and butter on the nose. Very good balance with good mouthfeel. The flavours reflect the nose followed by a medium-plus finish. This is the perfect everyday chardonnay to keep handy in your fridge. 2015 Cabernet Franc Pacific Breeze New Westminster, … Read more#WineWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher
2017 Chardonnay Liquidity Okanagan Falls, BC $29.00 Made from clone 76 chardonnay, this wine is straw coloured with medium-light intensity. Aromas of apples, butter, lemon and delicate toast and honey greet the nose. Well balanced with a creamy texture. Flavours reflect the nose followed by a medium-long finish with flavours intensifying. Impressive! 2016 Frizzante … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher
2013 Stall Speed (Meritage) 40 Knots Comox, BC $25.90 Made from a blend of Naramata fruit – Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Garnet / black with deep intensity. Dark fruit – raisins, prunes and fresh strawberries, earthy with a faint hint of watermelon. Very good balance with smooth ripe tannins … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher
Estate fruit grown in the Similkameen Valley and co-fermented on Viognier skins as is done in the Rhine Valley of France. The wine was aged for 20 months in new and second use French and American oak barrels, each of which imparts different nuances to the wine.
What is impressive, is that Coltibuono is so much more than just a winery. It was expanded its offerings to include a restaurant, a cooking school, olive farming and an onsite shop selling a wide range of local products and offering tourist related activities.
Vanessa Vineyards is located between Keremeos and Osoyoos in the Similkameen Valley, which is proving to be one of the finest wine regions in the country with hot, dry climate and frequent breezes which minimize disease and pest problems.
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.
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).