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Up above the city in the Reflections Garden Terrace in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia we were treated to the always exceptional line-up of wines from Tantalus. An opportunity to meet owner Eric Savics, chat with winemaker David Paterson and catch-up on what’s new with winery manager Stephanie Mosley.
CheckMate wines consistently rate very highly by distinguished wine reviewers. I don’t think there is a BC wine reviewer more revered or trusted than John Schreiner. Throughout this feature on the wines of CheckMate all ratings are courtesy of John Schreiner.
Every year wine lovers look forward to the Okanagan Falls Winery Association Spring Release Tasting. One of the hallmarks of this event is the choosing of the “featured” wine varietal, this year that distinction goes to “Meritage”.
At Provence Marinaside it was titled Goût de France and you were transported via a culinary journey directly to France. The restaurant was filled with happy diners excited to partake in this celebration of #GoodFrance #GoûtdeFrance.
What you may ask is the BCWAS? Established in 2005, British Columbia Wine Appreciation Society is a not-for-profit organization showcasing the wines of British Columbia through monthly tasting events. Our events range from informal walk-around tastings to formal tastings with the winemakers and/or winery principals. Attendees enjoy tasting, learning and discussing wine in a relaxed atmosphere.