Whirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Tinhorn Creek

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 – Tinhorn Creek

Harry McWatters and the Sunday Roast

It’s one of our favorite times of the week; the Sunday roast. This past weekend we were fortunate enough to enjoy a delicious local free-range chicken with two superlative wines from the McWatters family of wines: the McWatters 2016 Chardonnay ($25) and the Evolve Cellars “Pink Effervescence” ($20). It’s a luxury in this busy life … Read moreHarry McWatters and the Sunday Roast

MISSION HILL FAMILY ESTATE AWARDED PLATINUM BEST IN CATEGORY- BEST CANADIAN RED WINE AT DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS

    Mission Hill is proud to announce that their 2015 Terroir Collection No. 43 Reflection Point Pinot Noir has earned the title of ‘Best Canadian Pinot Noir’ and ‘Best Canadian Red Wine’ at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards held in London, UK on May 25, 2017. With a record 17,200 entries, Decanter presented … Read moreMISSION HILL FAMILY ESTATE AWARDED PLATINUM BEST IN CATEGORY- BEST CANADIAN RED WINE AT DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS

“Eh” to Zed in Kelowna

  A staycation eases any stress of long distance travel and makes you appreciate your area through the eyes of a visitor. Recently, we had one such opportunity in Kelowna when I received an invitation to check out MTL’s Supper Club dinner and a stay at Hotel Zed. To make it a truly Canadian experience, … Read more“Eh” to Zed in Kelowna

Wines of British Columbia Launch New Seasonal Campaign Explore BC VQA Wine

  The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) is launching its new Explore BC VQA Wine campaign to encourage wine consumers to experience BC’s premium wine touring regions, support local Wines of British Columbia year-round, and enter for an opportunity to win one of three seasonal BC VQA Wine tour experiences. “We are very excited to be … Read moreWines of British Columbia Launch New Seasonal Campaign Explore BC VQA Wine

The Wines of British Columbia kick off the Big Taste

The Wines of British Columbia is thrilled to present America’s best-known wine critic and special guest Matt Kramer to kick off The Big Taste in Calgary one day early with a sneak preview of extraordinary BC VQA Wine paired perfectly with avant-garde cuisine at Calgary’s iconic River Café. The BC Wine Institute is proud to … Read moreThe Wines of British Columbia kick off the Big Taste

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

If you move quickly, you might still find some seating available at one of the many restaurants participating in this great initiative of the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) and Wines of British Columbia. (And now BC Craft Brewers Guild.) Renamed and expanded to include menus paired with craft beer and spirits as well … Read moreDine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

BCWAS Fall Harvest @Sam_WineTeacher

The BC Wine Appreciation Society’s Fall Harvest event was held at De Dutch restaurant at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. The popular event was sold out with seventy-two people in attendance. More than a dozen wines from the societies cellars were available for tasting. It was a relaxed, informal and intimate gathering. Les Amis du … Read moreBCWAS Fall Harvest @Sam_WineTeacher

BC Wineries Experience the Earliest Start to the BC Grape Harvest on Record

The outstanding summer weather has led to a record breaking start to the grape harvest in British Columbia. For most wineries, harvest typically starts in September or even October, but this year saw most wineries starting two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The first Sauvignon Blanc grapes for table wine were picked by Jackson-Triggs … Read moreBC Wineries Experience the Earliest Start to the BC Grape Harvest on Record

It’s a Big Thing! The Small Guys Wine Festival

Praised in the same breath as Vino al Vino in Tuscany, Italy; Feast Portland in Oregon, USA; Rootstock Sydney in Australia; and Wine on the River in South Africa, Garagiste North was recognized by the London Financial Times in a print article Five of the best Wine Festivals by Andrew Joyce (and online by Melanie Abrams) … Read moreIt’s a Big Thing! The Small Guys Wine Festival