Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2014 Chardonnay vin Amité Oliver, BC $29.90 Formerly known as vin Perdue until some winery in Napa felt it might be confused with the name of one of their wines and threatened legal action.  The owners felt that the most expedient and least costly option was to rebrand their wine.  Lemon yellow in colour … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Summer dining with Quails’ Gate Dinner in the Vineyard series

Did you know Quails’ Gate has a series of long table dinners to make your summer dining fun, exciting and the perfect wine pairing experience? As a couple; with friends or family members who also love Quails’ Gate wine as much as you do you could be sharing a special moment under the stars in … Read moreSummer dining with Quails’ Gate Dinner in the Vineyard series

Whirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Meyer Family Vineyard

On our whirlwind Okanagan trip we prioritized our wine tasting experiences. You know it’s amazing what you can pack into two days if you have the right incentive. The right incentive for me is always the opportunity to taste the yummy wines of British Columbia and this recent trip was no exception. I am a huge … Read moreWhirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Meyer Family Vineyard

Spring Patio tasting at Dockside Restaurant = great finds

Recently my fellow wine loving companion and I had the opportunity to join the throng of lucky souls who attended the Dockside Restaurant Spring Patio Tasting. This tasting event is so popular the limited number of tickets sell out quickly. Dockside Restaurant and Coal Harbour Liquor Store  host the annual Spring Patio Tasting on the … Read moreSpring Patio tasting at Dockside Restaurant = great finds

Bucolic Blackwood Lane Winery

Nestled atop a quaint knoll in the bucolic south Langley, just two stone throws from the US border is Blackwood Lane Winery. Unknown to many in the Lower Mainland, this winery opened its doors in 2007 and soon garnered critical acclaim for producing wines of the highest quality. Their 2007 Reference, a Bordeaux-styled blend has … Read moreBucolic Blackwood Lane Winery

2017 Quails’ Gate Lucy’s Block Rosé – the perfect pairing

From brunches to lunch – you’ll have the perfect pairing with the limited release 2017 Quails’ Gate Lucy’s Block Rosé. With only 550 cases produced, it’s available exclusively at the winery or their e-store. Sometimes you just want to make it a family affair. Waffles for the kids, maybe BC smoked salmon eggs bennie, or … Read more2017 Quails’ Gate Lucy’s Block Rosé – the perfect pairing

Whirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – CheckMate Artisanal Winery

After a rather roundabout way of arriving in Oliver we were more than ready to enjoy a wine tasting experience at CheckMate Artisanal Winery‘s wine experience room – Installation a pop-up by Tom Kundig of Seattle based Olson Kundig a 2008 National Design Award in Architecture winner. The setting reflects the uniqueness of all that … Read moreWhirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – CheckMate Artisanal Winery

A Marriage of Fine Art and Wine.

Ever notice how many of the finer things in life just seem to go together and compliment one another? Think of art, food, music and wine. All are a reflection of culture and have a common thread – tradition. Canadians are big fans of Italian wines and represent one of their biggest export markets. For … Read moreA Marriage of Fine Art and Wine.

Eat, drink and buy local at Quails’ Gate

Eat, drink and buy local. Quails’ Gate Winery has been family-farmed and operated since 1956. Everyone at Quails’ Gate wants you to have the best wine experience whether it’s a wine tasting, a picnic at their family friendly Allison House picnic area and kid’s playground, or a romantic dinner on the patio at Old Vines … Read moreEat, drink and buy local at Quails’ Gate

Made for sharing and pairing – Quails’ Gate wine

This made for sharing and pairing duo is none other than Quails’ Gate 2016 Stewart Family Chardonnay. A Decanter GOLD award winner paired with a bowl of Truffle Popcorn. Sinfully delicious.     What could be better than an award winning Quails’ Gate wine paired with a crunchy snack? Can we say decadent? We love … Read moreMade for sharing and pairing – Quails’ Gate wine