Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2014 Chardonnay Blackwood Lane Langley, BC $29.00 Golden yellow with medium-intensity.  Toast, buttered popcorn, citrus and pineapple on the nose.  Very good balance with a rich creamy texture.  The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.  This wine has aged very nicely. (photo unavailable) 2017 Morning Fog Chardonnay Wente Livermore Valley, California $19.99 … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Bloom 2019 – presenting BC Wine Spring Releases

Even if you limit it to a quick friendly, ‘Hello,’ and listen to the odd recommendation from a colleague, it is virtually impossible to hit all the tables you intend to, no matter how short your short list is.  So, my sincere apologies to all the wonderful producers I didn’t get to.

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 more British Columbia New GIs and Sub-GIs

La Dolce Vita October 2014 When gold trumps platinum

  Bob Johnson couldn’t contain his smile when I dropped in for a visit to Creston’s Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery on Sunday. In his pocket were two medals from the recent BC Wine Awards. One, a Platinum, feted Baillie-Grohman’s 2012 Cabernet Franc as one of the best six wines in the province (5 platinum medals were … Read more La Dolce Vita October 2014 When gold trumps platinum