Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

  NV Brut Reserva Segura Viudas Torrelavit, Spain $16.99 Segura Viudas is well-known for delivering good quality sparkling Spanish wines (cava) and this modestly priced Reserva proves the point.  Straw coloured with medium-light intensity.  Baked apple, citrus, brioche, and dried tree fruit with undertones of yeasty lees on the nose.  Good balance and mousse.  The … Read more

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. 

Blue Grouse Winery in picturesque Cowichan Valley

For those who have discovered the region, Blue Grouse Winery is at the top of many people’s lists of where to visit.  It has a stunning building that encloses both the winery and the tasting room and was designed to reflect the shape of the bird it is named after.

#ShiptoSip 2021 aka #wineonline Recap…

This is an ongoing promotional campaign meant to bring you the wineries that are offering online sales. The list is for wines that are, for the most part, new releases for Spring 2021 along with a few favourites.

Valentine’s – Wines of Passion

If ever there was a year to celebrate your Passion 2021 is it! #ValentinesAtHome may be the theme for 2021 and what would up the excitement more than sharing a bottle of wine with your lover?

Wine Touring in 2020 with @Sam_WineTeacher

For me, the best quote came from Joy Sterling, “Bubbles are comfort wine.” I totally agree and this serves as a good reminder to buy more BC Bubbles as we are so very lucky to have so many great ones to choose from.

Where is BC’s newest Sub GI?

The Cowichan Valley is being recognized as a new sub-geographical indication (sub-GI), an official and protected term under B.C. law used to help consumers identify B.C. wines’ origins.

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