From the Cellar featuring wines that have been aged…

In addition to the weekly wine review and the various other, usually wine-related, articles I write for My Van City, I am going to include a new one that will appear from time to time.  I’m calling it, ‘From the Cellar’.

Friday, April 17th is World Malbec Day’s 10th Anniversary

Friday, April 17th is World Malbec Day.  Most people tend to associate Malbec with Argentina and for good reason.  Argentina produces 75% of the world’s Malbec wine.  Most come from Mendoza and the best ones from the higher elevation areas of Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo. 

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2015 Chardonnay (Reserve) Chaberton Langley, BC $19.95 The winery may be in Langley, but the grapes for this wine come from Oliver. The wine is golden yellow in colour with medium intensity. The nose shows aromas of lemon, butter, vanilla and toast with hints of pineapple. Good balance. The flavours follow the nose. A … Read more

Wine Wednesday Wine Review

2011 Quattro (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah) Cassini Cellars Oliver, BC $19.87 2011 was a challenging year in the Okanagan, but good growers knew to reduce their crops to concentrate flavours. This wine is a good example of how to not let quality suffer when Mother Nature deals you a bad hand. Garnet red … Read more

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