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.

All About the Wines of Chateau Haut-Bailly

Thursday morning, the last day of January, and I am seated in The Wine Bar at Provence Marinaside. I am here to learn from Daina Paulin all about the Wines of Chateau Haut-Bailly, a Grand Cru Classé from the Pessac-Léognan appellation of Bordeaux.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Our intrepid wine reviewer Sam Hauck, aka the Wine Teacher, is a wine judge, a member of the Wine Guild and a wine teacher. Sam’s reviews are a guide to good wine.

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019 Preview

I had the great pleasure of attending the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019 Preview at the Blue Water Café. California is the featured region this year and among others (almost 50 in total) you can sample wines from these familiar and well-respected wineries.

Exclusive New Wine Launched at Gotham

Launch of an exclusive house wine, a red Meritage, or Bordeaux-styled blend, for Hy’s and Gotham Steak House, named 18-six-18.  The wine was created in partnership with Road 13 Winery on the Golden Bench in Oliver, BC. 

Hurray for Beaujolais!

First of all, there is more to Beaujolais than Beaujolais Nouveau, that once-wide-spread young, simple fruity red wine (more of a juice/wine) that is traditionally released on the third Thursday of November in the year that it was made.  So very much more.

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