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. 

#WineWednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

  2013 Malbec Eau Vivre Cawston, BC $23.00 Not a classic Argentinian style Malbec (why would it be?), but a darn good wine and a great example of what BC can do with this grape. Garnet red in colour with a medium-deep intensity. Black pepper, black berry and blue berry aromas on the nose. Well … Read more

Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews

This week it’s all winter warming BC reds including a trio of Cabernet Franc. 2012 Syrah C.C. Jentsch Cellars Summerland, BC $29.90 Garnet black in colour with deep intensity. Aromas of earth, dark fruit, spice and cocoa on the nose. Good balance. Bright fruit dominated the palate followed by a medium-long finish. A good wine … Read more

Eau Vivre, Drink Life!

Eau Vivre is an unassuming little winery near Keremeos, in Cawston, tucked in off Hwy 3 on Lowe Drive. Opened in 2009, this small production winery has won more than it’s fair share of acclaim, including two Lieutenant Governor’s ‘Award of Excellence in BC Wine’. Small producers tend to strive for quality and Eau Vivre … Read more