Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

This post features some wineries I have tried for the first time. 2016 Chardonnay Fort Berens Lillooet, $18.98 Straw coloured with medium-light intensity.  Oak slightly dominates the nose (I like this style) followed by tropical fruit, citrus, butter and toast.   Good balance with good mouthfeel.  The flavours echo the nose.  Pleasing flavours linger on the … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Wraps An Outstanding Season & Looks Ahead To 2019

The 2018 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has ended on a record-breaking high note, with a total season attendance of over 108,000 – up 8% from the previous year – and a lineup of successful plays and special events that repeatedly sold out houses throughout the Festival.     The 29th Bard season ran … Read moreBard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Wraps An Outstanding Season & Looks Ahead To 2019

TODDCast Podcast Friday Nights Volume 14 at the Railway Stage and Beer Café

The last Friday of the month marks Todd Hancock’s “Friday Nights” at the Railway Stage and Beer Café.  I had so much fun last month, that I talked my husband into coming out for this month’s event. Neat, on the rocks, or from the beer taps, the drinks were flowing. Our evening’s entertainment included Myles … Read moreTODDCast Podcast Friday Nights Volume 14 at the Railway Stage and Beer Café

Flavours of Italy – presented by The Italian Trade Commission (ITA) and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West in collaboration with BCLS

Flavours of Italy At Valcucine/Montauk Sofa Italian furniture showroom in Gastown (228 Abbott St. Vancouver) On Tuesday, October 2 an enthusiastic group of British Columbia Liquor Store (BCLS) staff and a select number of media representatives attended the Flavours of Italy Educational Wine Seminar. The wine seminar was conducted by Iain Philip, DipWSET, Wine Educator … Read moreFlavours of Italy – presented by The Italian Trade Commission (ITA) and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West in collaboration with BCLS

Visa Infinite® Wine Country Series – 50th Parallel Estate Winery Dinner review

On a beautiful September evening 50th Parallel Estate Winery was the venue for the most recent Visa Infinite® Wine Country Series dinner in Lake Country, B.C. An opportunity for guests to be among the first to experience the spectacular views from the stunning new glass-walled event hall at 50th Parallel Estate. This young Lake Country winery … Read moreVisa Infinite® Wine Country Series – 50th Parallel Estate Winery Dinner review

VIFF 2018 – More to see…

    Here is a brief review of two more films you’ll soon be able to see at VIFF 2018. The Sisters Brothers   “The Sisters Brothers” is a cowboy movie with a twist. Instead of being entertained by two upstanding citizens trying to tame the Wild West in 1851, we meet Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix) … Read moreVIFF 2018 – More to see…

British Columbia New GIs and Sub-GIs

Wines of British Columbia hosted a Fall Release Tasting – COLOUR for trade, hospitality and media giving us an opportunity to taste BCVQA (Vintner’s Quality Alliance) wines. This designation tells the consumer/wine drinker they are enjoying a wine made solely from BC grapes. A seminar on the Geographical Indications (GI) of British Columbia was presented … Read moreBritish Columbia New GIs and Sub-GIs

VIFF – a film worth considering…

VIFF – another film to consider…   Ala Changso   The following is another short review of a Vancouver International Film Festival 2018 option.   “Ala Changso”, a Chinese film which won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay in Shanghai this year, is enjoying its North American Premiere at VIFF 2018. Beautifully set in … Read moreVIFF – a film worth considering…

TODDCast Podcast “Friday Nights” Review

Lucky Volume Number 13 of TODDCast Podcast’s “Friday Nights” series took place on August 31st at the Railway Stage and Beer Café and it was a show to remember.  Todd Hancock, the radio host turned podcaster, brings his Friday Nights to the Railway on the last Friday of each month.  He is a self-described “Music … Read moreTODDCast Podcast “Friday Nights” Review

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2014 Chardonnay Bordertown Osoyoos, BC $26.90 Lemon yellow with medium-light intensity.  Like many California chardonnays, this one leads with oak yet isn’t overly oily or drenched in tropical fruit.  The nose aromas of butter, toast, vanilla, ripe apple and orange peel.  Very good balance.  The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.  This … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher