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

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_WineTeacher

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 Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @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.

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.

Our #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

Just this past week I spent some time with a few millennial women in the PR biz and the subject of Rosé wine came up. It was such a refreshing conversation. It was like Rosé wine was a totally new concept and they were excited about drinking Rosé wines, almost as if they had invented … Read more Our #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

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