Tasting Group – Aged Gamay

Wayne Meadows is one of the founding members of our tasting group, which began in 1978.  Besides being a renowned winemaker, he is very organized and plans his September tastings several years ahead of time, so it was no surprise to find out that this year’s tasting was ‘Aged BC Gamay’ wines. Those who are … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

Wine Reviews June 28, 2022   2021 Rosé Fort Berens Lillooet, BC $21.99 This is a Pinot Noir dominant blend (79%), with small amounts of Merlot (13%), and Cabernet Franc (8%), all of which were estate grown.  Winemaker Alex Nel felt that the small additions helped to boost the colour and add a note of … Read more

Local Flights BC Wine Tasting Event – fourth in the series of reviews

Overall, and covering just something better than four hours, I tasted 50 wines. Wines were divided into groups of nine per flight (except the final flight which was one wine only)

Local Flights BC Wine Tasting Event – a review 10-18

Second in a series of five reviews of Local Flights BC Wine Tasting Event.

The Drinks List Liquor Agency Partners with B.C. Wineries, Cideries, Breweries, & Distilleries to Support British Columbia Hospitality Workers

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BC restaurants have been required to close their dining rooms and offer only take-away and pick-up service. As a result, thousands of restaurant workers have been laid off in the last two weeks. The Drinks List liquor agency is partnering with several B.C. wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries to help support … Read more

Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2016 Gamay Noir Rosé (Secrest Mountain) Haywire Summerland, BC $22.90 Structured like a top quality Provencal Rosé with more pronounced aromas and flavours. Organically grown Gamay from the Secrest Vineyard in Oliver and fermented with native yeasts, this wine is cherry red with medium-intensity. The nose is bold with aromas of cherry, strawberry herbs … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

    2016 Pinot Gris (Estate) Blue Grouse Duncan, BC $22.00 Made from old vine Pinot Gris estate grapes. Straw coloured with medium-light intensity. Pear, melon and peaches and cream on the nose. Good balance and creamy texture. The flavours reflect the nose followed by a medium-plus finish. I suggest serving this with fresh scallops … Read more

Campbell Valley Wine Tour Part 4 – Chaberton

Chaberton Estate Winery Chaberton General Manager, Brian Ensor, greeted us as we stepped off the bus and then took us on a our of the vineyard and winery. Claude and Inge Violet started this winery, the first in the region, in the 1980’s. At the time, no one believed it was possible to grow wine … Read more

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