What you may ask is the BCWAS? Established in 2005, British Columbia Wine Appreciation Society is a not-for-profit organization showcasing the wines of British Columbia through monthly tasting events. Our events range from informal walk-around tastings to formal tastings with the winemakers and/or winery principals. Attendees enjoy tasting, learning and discussing wine in a relaxed atmosphere.
With Christmas all packed up and put away, we’re looking forward to the next celebration! We are head-over-heels for these Valentine’s Day Wine Packs. Now is your chance to gift someone you love something everyone loves! All gift packs are available on our website, select “Pickup” at checkout to pickup your order at the winery instead … Read moreLove is in the air at Bench 1775 Winery!
This is just our second week publishing our recommended Holiday Gift Suggestions. We know you are going to love the wines, and spirits, we have included so far. Between now and late December we will be sharing our selections with you. If a winery is offering a time sensitive wine or wine pack we will … Read more#FavouriteThings weekly recap of Holiday Gift Suggestions
We raised a toast to ocean conservation at Ocean Wise and Naramata Bench Wineries Association’s annual Wine for Waves on Friday, April 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Guests had a chance to get the first sips of Spring Wine Releases from Naramata Bench Wineries Association and taste delicious, sustainable seafood from Ocean Wise … Read moreWines for Waves featuring Naramata Bench Wineries Association
On Friday, April 13 the Naramata Bench Wineries Association member wineries were on hand for an afternoon media/trade tasting followed by Wines for Waves in the evening. All in all it was an incredible wine tasting experience. My day started with a blind tasting of four Naramata wines presented by Naramata Bench winemakers – Val Tait … Read moreFriday, April 13 was one of the luckiest days of the year so far for #BCWine Lovers
I began this event with an informal session on terroir. We were presented with four wines made from four Naramata Bench winemakers – Val Tait from Bench 1775, Gavin Miller from Upper Bench, Stefan Arnason from Poplar Grove and Elephant Island’s Del Halladay. The task was to match each wine to the description given by … Read moreNaramata Bench Spring Wine Release
No matter whether your favourite #bcwine is a White, Red, Rosé, Still, Sparkling or Bubbly we have recommendations to make your Valentine’s Day special. Is there anything more romantic than sharing a glass of wine? I think not. If that glass of wine just happens to be a BC Wine you’re on the right track. … Read moreWhite, Red, Rosé #bcwine we have a recommendation for your Valentine