Last call for Limited Edition Holiday Vertical & Winemakers Sets from CheckMate

With December right around the corner and holiday shipping cut off dates soon to follow we wanted to offer a last call for our limited sets below.  Perfectly packaged in collector gift boxes, these sets are sure to please anyone on your holiday gift list.

Winemaker’s Thoughts on BC Harvest 2019 – Guest Post from Julian Park

Yields were down but the quality of the fruit was excellent. The winemakers expect 2019 to produce delicious lower alcohol, bright acidity wines. This first article highlights the harvest for the Okanagan Valley and Shuswap Regions of British Columbia.

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Honoured Best Canadian Sparkling at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships

Township 7 is delighted to be awarded the Trophy for Best Canadian Sparkling Wine last week at The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships in London, England for Seven Stars Polaris 2016 Sparkling Wine.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – CedarCreek Estate Winery

Without hesitation I include their wines in our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions that I personally recommend. Here is the line-up of CedarCreek wines for your holiday gift giving. Just make sure you include yourself on your list!

Exceptional Wines, Extraordinary Evening with CheckMate Artisanal Winery

About 200 CheckMate wine club members and their guests strolled about the spacious areas in the room that was set with wine and food pairing stations. In the library you could pair your choice of Chardonnay with a delectable crab cake or discover another corner of the room and enjoy a different selection of Chardonnay with the never ending array of bite size sushi.

#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

You’re Invited to an Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner with The Prisoner Wine Co. and Wildebeest – Wednesday, October 2

Enjoy Chef Ian McHale’s deliciously decadent yet simple country cooking at its finest, brilliantly paired with the rich, mouth-filling wines of The Prisoner Wine Co, a pioneer of California’s most luxurious red blends, at this multi-course feast designed to celebrate the peak of autumn goodness. 

Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

  2013 Stall Speed (Meritage) 40 Knots Comox, BC $25.90 Made from a blend of Naramata fruit – Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec.  Garnet / black with deep intensity.  Dark fruit – raisins, prunes and fresh strawberries, earthy with a faint hint of watermelon.  Very good balance with smooth ripe tannins … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

Curating Your Own Tasting Menu at the Sonora Room Restaurant at Burrowing Owl

In fact I was so excited about the first course options I decided, even before we arrived, that it would be fun and a bit adventurous to start at the top and work all the way through the list, sharing the dishes, of course.

A look ahead at CheckMate’s 2019 Vintage + Last Chance Wines

A few of our favourite Chardonnays are fully allocated and the remaining bottles will be heading to our library. Before we hide them away, stock up on some of these great Chardonnays!