Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

This post features some wineries I have tried for the first time. 2016 Chardonnay Fort Berens Lillooet, $18.98 Straw coloured with medium-light intensity.  Oak slightly dominates the nose (I like this style) followed by tropical fruit, citrus, butter and toast.   Good balance with good mouthfeel.  The flavours echo the nose.  Pleasing flavours linger on the … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

British Columbia New GIs and Sub-GIs

Wines of British Columbia hosted a Fall Release Tasting – COLOUR for trade, hospitality and media giving us an opportunity to taste BCVQA (Vintner’s Quality Alliance) wines. This designation tells the consumer/wine drinker they are enjoying a wine made solely from BC grapes. A seminar on the Geographical Indications (GI) of British Columbia was presented … Read moreBritish Columbia New GIs and Sub-GIs

Fort Berens Estate Winery Gold Medal Plates Mystery Wine

The 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships, held recently in Kelowna, brought together eleven of the country’s top chefs for the prestigious Gold Medal Plates competition. The competing chefs participated in a series of tough challenges, including the Mystery Wine Pairing Competition. In the Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Chefs were given a mystery bottle of wine and … Read moreFort Berens Estate Winery Gold Medal Plates Mystery Wine

FORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY PINOT GRIS UNCOVERED; DAGERAAD BLONDE CROWNED GOLD MEDAL PINT

Canadian Culinary Championships Competition #1 closes, chefs prepare for final day of events. The 2018 Culinary Championships closes off competition #1 with Chef Mike Robins, from Sous Sol in Winnipeg chosen by the 400 guests to receive the People’s Choice award. Chef Robins created a dish with some of the following ingredients: cold smoked halibut … Read moreFORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY PINOT GRIS UNCOVERED; DAGERAAD BLONDE CROWNED GOLD MEDAL PINT

Fort Berens meets Coquilles St Jacques

Fort Berens Estate Winery meets Coquilles St Jacques     Here in British Columbia we are blessed with, depending on the year, an abundance of two things: Chardonnay and scallops. Cue my colleagues at Fort Berens; producing an absolutely world-class Chardonnay at under $20. But let me give the wine some context… I recently had … Read moreFort Berens meets Coquilles St Jacques

VANCOUVER AQUARIUM’S ELEVENTH ANNUAL TOAST TO THE COAST GALA A TRULY STELLAR OCCASION

  Ocean lovers, movers, shakers, and bons vivants will be equally enchanted by the finned, furred, and whiskered guests of honour at Toast to the Coast, the 11th annual fundraising gala that supports Ocean Wise® and Vancouver Aquarium, presented by CIBC.     On Friday, Oct. 20, Toast to the Coast guests will be immersed … Read moreVANCOUVER AQUARIUM’S ELEVENTH ANNUAL TOAST TO THE COAST GALA A TRULY STELLAR OCCASION

HEARD THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE: THE SALTED VINE KITCHEN + BAR PLAYS HOST TO EXCLUSIVE FORT BERENS WINEMAKER’S DINNER, JULY 26

  Tickets to One-night-only Event Include Four-Course Dinner and Select Wine Pairings from Lillooet’s Fort Berens Estate Winery   The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar‘s co-owners Chef Jeff Park and Director/Sommelier Pat Allan, will share the stage with award-winning Fort Berens Estate Winery when the downtown Squamish hotspot hosts a winemaker’s dinner on Wednesday, July … Read moreHEARD THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE: THE SALTED VINE KITCHEN + BAR PLAYS HOST TO EXCLUSIVE FORT BERENS WINEMAKER’S DINNER, JULY 26

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler 

  Canada-themed menus and spa treatments celebrate all things Canadian Oh Canada! Nita Lake Lodge celebrates the nation’s 150th birthday this summer with special Canadian winemaker dinners, themed menus and spa treatments. Situated on Nita Lake, amongst some of BC’s most beautiful scenery, the Lodge offers the perfect surrounding to wish Canada a happy birthday … Read moreCelebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler 

Fort Berens Part I

  OK, I am well acquainted with Fort Berens wines and have been a big fan pretty much since they opened, however I have never visited the winery before and have heard great things about the building and their restaurant so it was time for a visit.   After a scenic drive through Whistler and … Read moreFort Berens Part I

Fort Berens Estate Winery A Golden Lineup

  Things have turned golden for Lillooet-based Fort Berens Estate Winery. With the recent release of the results from the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition, all of the signature wines from Fort Berens have now been awarded gold medals. Rolf de Bruin, co-founder and co-owner of Fort Berens explained, “With the announcement of these … Read moreFort Berens Estate Winery A Golden Lineup