Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2020 Arneis Moon Curser Osoyoos, BC $26.99 As many people are not familiar with this grape, I’ll provide a little background to help put things in context.  Arneis is a white grape with roots in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, near Turin.  Its name means ‘little rascal’ as it can be difficult to grow … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2020 Viognier Moon Curser Osoyoos, BC $22.99 Long associated with the Rhone Valley in France, this variety is gaining a foothold along the west coast of North America and in BC in particular.  It is often found in blends along with Marsanne and Roussanne.  Sometimes it also finds its way into Syrah red grapes where … Read more

A visit to Nostalgia Wines with @Sam_WineTeacher

The winery sits on 17 acres on the idyllic Black Sage bench, which is home to well-known wineries such as Bartier Brothers, Black Hills, Burrowing Owl, Church & State, Dessert Hills, French Door, Le Vieux Pin, Phantom Creek, and Stoneboat among others.

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-long finish.  Very impressive.  Be sure to buy some to cellar.  If there are still people who do not think BC can produce great cab sauv, this wine will make them believers. 

Wednesday Wine Reviews from Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

You can’t go wrong with recommendations from @Sam_WineTeacher aka Sam Hauck our intrepid wine reviewer.

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.”

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