BC Pinot Noir Tasting Group – a retrospective by @Sam_WineTeacher

With all wines being the same variety and from the same year one would rightfully expect a lot in common and yes, they all showed distinctive Pinot Noir character, yet they definitely all had their own personality.

Iconic BC Red Wines 2018

I attend many wine tasting events and there is always the hope that some wines will be impressive and most of the time there are a few that do stand out. This tasting, though, was something quite different.  Twenty BC red wines and all examples of the best that BC has to offer.  An event … Read moreIconic BC Red Wines 2018

Tasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’

September is Cam’s month for the Tasting Ten session, however this year too many people were going to be away so he rescheduled it for a month later, one week after our regular October session. Upon arriving, we were greeted with a lovely sparkling wine, A Blanc de Noirs from Backyard Vineyards in Langley.  Most … Read moreTasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’

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