Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

This COVID-19 isolation provided the perfect excuse to delve into the cellar and pull out some wines that I have been hanging on to. 2017 Rosé * Singletree Abbotsford, BC $17.30 This impressive rosé, made from 100% organic pinot noir, is pale cherry red with medium-light intensity.  The nose opens with a medley of red … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2018 Siegerrebe Nagging Doubt Kelowna, BC $17.99 Very pale straw colour with medium-light intensity.  The nose is intense with aromas of apricot, peach, tangerines with undertones of ginger, grapefruit zest, and rose petals.  Well balanced.  Big fruit on the palate followed by a medium-long finish with a characteristic slight bitterness.  This wine is a lot … Read more

Vanessa Vineyard Wine Club Members event

“The proof is in the pudding,” goes the well-known expression.  When you taste the wines of Vanessa Vineyards, there is no doubt of the care and attention that has gone into the growing of the grapes and the transforming of those grapes into the very finest wines possible.”

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2018 Rosé Black Hills Oliver, BC $24.90 This rosé is a blend of 42% Pinot Noir, 35% Gamay and 23% Malbec.  Salmon coloured with medium-light intensity.  The nose greets you with aromas of watermelon, wild strawberry and fresh cream.  Well balanced with good mouthfeel.  Bright on the palate with mouth-watering fruit followed by a medium-long … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2015 Syrah-Viognier Hester Creek Oliver, BC $25.99 Garnet/black with deep intensity.  An inviting nose of dark fruit, cocoa, earth, white pepper and vanilla. Good balance with soft ripe tannins.  The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.   2018 Rosé Vanessa Vineyards Cawston, BC $24.99 Take a sip and you’ll think you’ve … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

  2013 Stall Speed (Meritage) 40 Knots Comox, BC $25.90 Made from a blend of Naramata fruit – Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec.  Garnet / black with deep intensity.  Dark fruit – raisins, prunes and fresh strawberries, earthy with a faint hint of watermelon.  Very good balance with smooth ripe tannins … Read more

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.

Vintage 2018 Media Preview a review by @Sam_WineTeacher

Panel moderator, Master of Wine Barbara Philip, directed the discussion and asked panelists questions about the 2018 vintage and how it played out in each of the four regions represented.