Holiday shop in style as you Sip into the Season on The Westside Wine Trail

“A fun and festive way to shop local, Sip into the Season is one of the most popular events along the Westside Wine Trail,” remarks Association Representative Lindsay Kelm. “Our members continue to raise the bar with their offerings and with two new members this year, including our first cidery, 2019 will be our biggest Sip event to-date.”

Garage style winery – Lariana Cellars producing excellent wines!

Following an introduction while attending the Garagiste North – small guys wine festival we made a point of getting out to Lariana for a tasting of their wines.

Sensation – a wine tasting event for the senses! – a review by #GuestBlogger Valerie Stride

Some stand-out wines of the evening included the 2018 Wild Goose Winery Gewurztraminer – drier this year than last – and the 2017 Moon Curser Touriga Nacional. DaSilva’s 2015 Syrah Malbec was one of the most interesting wines of the evening; it was coming from a super BC vintage and exuded a beautiful balance of fruit and spice.

Chardonnay Blind Tasting hosted by BC Wine Appreciation Society

Ten BC chardonnay wines tasted blind (we didn’t know what they were).  We were told that they were all BC wines from the 2016 vintage and from different regions of BC.  And then the game was afoot.