#WineWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2016 Chardonnay CedarCreek Kelowna, BC $18.99 Lemon yellow with medium-minus intensity.  Apple, pear, citrus and butter on the nose.  Very good balance with good mouthfeel.  The flavours reflect the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.  This is the perfect everyday chardonnay to keep handy in your fridge.   2015 Cabernet Franc Pacific Breeze New Westminster, … Read more #WineWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Les Dames Summerdine: province-wide dinner parties coming in August

With unique locations that include aboard a yacht in Coal Harbour, at a table set in a vineyard, in a Teepee in the Okanagan and on a private terrace overlooking the North Shore mountains, Summerdine is a not-to-be-missed evening of delicious food, fine wine and conviviality.

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.

Iconic BC Red Wines 2018

I attend many wine tasting events and there is always the hope that some wines will be impressive and most of the time there are a few that do stand out. This tasting, though, was something quite different.  Twenty BC red wines and all examples of the best that BC has to offer.  An event … Read more Iconic BC Red Wines 2018

Tasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’

September is Cam’s month for the Tasting Ten session, however this year too many people were going to be away so he rescheduled it for a month later, one week after our regular October session. Upon arriving, we were greeted with a lovely sparkling wine, A Blanc de Noirs from Backyard Vineyards in Langley.  Most … Read more Tasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’

Chefs’ Table Society returns with food lovers favourite

  Tickets are on sale now for Chef Meets Truck   On Tuesday, September 12, the Chefs’ Table Society of BC, in partnership with the Yaletown BIA will host the second annual Chef Meets Truck in Yaletown at the intersection of Hamilton and Nelson. The event will run from 6:00pm-9:00pm and will have Vancouver restaurant chefs hopping … Read more Chefs’ Table Society returns with food lovers favourite

SWINE MEETS WINE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXTENDS SUNDAY SUPPER SERIES BY ADDING STRING OF “PIG AND PINOT” EVENTS THIS FALL 

‘Nose-to-Tail’ Dinners Feature Family Style Feast Along With Cedar Creek Pinot Gris Reception When: Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27 Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard St., Vancouver B.C. Price: $52 per person plus tax and gratuity ($82 with wine pairings); two-guest minimum Tickets: Available online at boulevardvancouver.ca/events   This fall, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar adds … Read more SWINE MEETS WINE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXTENDS SUNDAY SUPPER SERIES BY ADDING STRING OF “PIG AND PINOT” EVENTS THIS FALL 

It’s Friday…what are you doing this weekend and week ahead

  Tinhorn Creek Vineyards releases first vintage of Golden Mile Bench Chardonnay    Kelowna’s Lakeshore Wine Route returns with “Unleashed”   If Pigs Could “Moo” Popular Pig Out festival signals that summer isn’t far away     Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   TIME TO JAM All-day breakfast joint Jam … Read more It’s Friday…what are you doing this weekend and week ahead

IMPROMPTU OKANAGAN EXCURSION – part deux

With Wine Tourism Day coming up on November 8 it seems timely to complete my list of places to visit in the Okanagan. I actually travelled to the Okanagan on two occasions this past September. Neither trip was planned in advance yet we managed to pack in a lot in just a few days. I … Read more IMPROMPTU OKANAGAN EXCURSION – part deux