Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2020 Sauvignon Blanc Mayhem Okanagan Falls, BC $20.00 Pale straw with medium-light intensity.  The nose shows aromas of peach, grass, gooseberry, minerality, lime zest, and delicate banana notes.  Good balance.  Refreshing on the palate followed by a medium-plus finish with flavours lingering.  Tasting this makes me think of seafood, salmon, white fish, and prawn and … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

  2019 Chardonnay Fort Berens Lillooet, BC $20.99 Made primarily from estate grapes, this wine is lemon yellow with medium-light intensity. The nose opens with lemon, honey, tangerine, lime zest, white flowers and gentle buttery notes.  Well balanced.  Fresh on the palate with the flavours echoing the nose followed by a medium-long finish.  This is … Read more

White Bordeaux and White Meritage wines

What is white Bordeaux? Why aren’t white Bordeaux wines more popular?

Araxi Restaurant’s Longtable Dinner Tastes of Summer

Spectacular Farm-To-Table Dinner Set to Showcase Flavours of BC   The annual pilgrimage of food and wine aficionados to Pemberton’s North Arm Farm for Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar’s annual Longtable Dinner is about to once again herald a celebration in the field. Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 19th and join Il Caminetto’s Chef de … Read more

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 more

Fort Berens Part II

Innovative people do innovative things. They are often the first to see potential where others don’t. Rolf de Bruin and Heleen Pannekoek decided they wanted to leave the Dutch corporate world and seek a better lifestyle. They decided on wine making and considered living in France, Eastern Europe, Ontario and the Okanagan. After several trips … Read more

The Road Less Traveled Road Trip

  My son and I recently got back from a three-day road trip. We headed up to Whistler and then Pemberton, stopping at Nairn Falls Provincial Park for a short hike. After that it was on to Lillooet and Fort Berens Winery. Being a wine writer, what else am I going to do on a … Read more

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