Ciders, Spirits and Wines from the American West

This is the first of a four-part series.  Next up, two impressive Washington wineries.

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

NV Crémant d’ Alsace Zinck Alsace, France $27.99 This blend is made from 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Blanc.  Straw coloured with medium-minus intensity.  A classic bubbly nose with aromas of brioche, lees, citrus, orange zest, and apple.  Good balance with a fine mousse and creamy texture.  Crisp and fresh on the … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2019 Pinot Blanc Black Swift West Kelowna, BC $27.99 Golden yellow with medium intensity.  Delicate yellow apple, white flowers, pineapple, white peach, and lemon curd on the nose.  Good balance.  The flavours follow the nose.  A medium finish with a hint of almond.  Some of this wine was aged in oak, the rest in … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2019 Tapestry Little Straw West Kelowna, BC $16.00 This white blend is pale lemon yellow with medium-light intensity.  Peach, pear, citrus, floral and honey notes on the nose.  Good balance.  Pleasing fruit on the palate followed by a delicate medium finish.  At only 12.4 ABV, this is a lovely picnic or patio wine.   2020 … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2019 Moscato Frizzante Kismet Oliver, BC $25.99 This lip-smacker is lemon yellow with medium-light intensity.  An inviting Muscat nose with aromas of honey, apricot, melon, orange blossom, and lemon cream.  Good balance and drier than the nose might suggest, with good mouth-filling mousse.  Persistent bubbles form a necklace around the inside of the glass.  Very … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2020 Viognier Moon Curser Osoyoos, BC $22.99 Long associated with the Rhone Valley in France, this variety is gaining a foothold along the west coast of North America and in BC in particular.  It is often found in blends along with Marsanne and Roussanne.  Sometimes it also finds its way into Syrah red grapes where … Read more

From the Cellar with @Sam_WineTeacher

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

Wednesday Wine Reviews from Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

You can’t go wrong with recommendations from @Sam_WineTeacher aka Sam Hauck our intrepid wine reviewer.

From the Cellar featuring wines that have been aged…

While most people drink what they buy in a matter of days, if not hours, more and more people are realizing the benefits of holding on to some of their wines and are enjoying the benefits of doing so.

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