Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Our intrepid wine reviewer Sam Hauck, aka the Wine Teacher, is a wine judge, a member of the Wine Guild and a wine teacher. Sam’s reviews are a guide to good wine.

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

BC Wine Institute supports province’s first ever sub-appellation

    The British Columbia Wine Institute is lauding the recent decision by the BC Wine Authority to approve the first sub-appellation in the province. Known as the Golden Mile Bench, located on the western slope of the Okanagan Valley south of Oliver, this marks the first sub-Designated Viticultural Area (or sub-Geographical Indication) of the … Read moreBC Wine Institute supports province’s first ever sub-appellation

Golden Mile Bench Proposes to become Okanagan Valley’s First Sub-Appellation

Wineries located on the Golden Mile Bench wine growing area near Oliver in British Columbia have submitted a proposal to become the first official sub-DVA “Designated Viticultural Area” of the Okanagan Valley DVA. An in-depth scientific analysis by scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre – Summerland (AAFC-PARC Summerland) has shown the … Read moreGolden Mile Bench Proposes to become Okanagan Valley’s First Sub-Appellation