Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

“A (most often) weekly wine review from our intrepid wine reviewer Sam Hauck for MyVanCity.”

From the Cellar with @Sam_WineTeaher

In addition to the weekly wine review and the various other, usually wine-related, articles I write for My Van City, I am going to include 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 … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

  2016 Chardonnay (Winemaker’s Reserve) Mount Boucherie West Kelowna, BC $30.00 I tried this wine (same vintage) about a year ago and really liked it.  Now with another year of cellaring, it was even better.  Lemon yellow in colour with medium-minus intensity.  The nose shows aromas of apple, lime, honeydew melon, butter, and toast.  Well … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2017 Wren (Chardonnay) Schell Wines Kelowna, BC $32.19 Golden straw colour with medium intensity.  Apple, lemon, caramel, and vanilla with honeydew undertones on the nose.  Well balanced.  Citrus and buttered toast on the palate followed by a medium-plus finish.  Fans of California styled chardonnay will love this one.   2019 Pinot Gris Poplar Grove Penticton, … Read more

Wine Touring in 2020 with @Sam_WineTeacher

For me, the best quote came from Joy Sterling, “Bubbles are comfort wine.” I totally agree and this serves as a good reminder to buy more BC Bubbles as we are so very lucky to have so many great ones to choose from.

Big Reds for a Barbecue

As we waited for everyone to arrive, we chatted and strolled the gardens with a refreshing glass of 2018 La Ensemble, a sauvignon blanc/semillon blend from La Frenz winery in Naramata.