#TBT BC Pinot Noir Group May 2019

At the last meeting, we compared one wine served in a regular wine glass to the same wine served in a variety specific expensive Zalto wine glass.  Because the wine in the second glass was noticeably improved, we did this comparison with each wine this time.

Bloom 2019 – presenting BC Wine Spring Releases

Even if you limit it to a quick friendly, ‘Hello,’ and listen to the odd recommendation from a colleague, it is virtually impossible to hit all the tables you intend to, no matter how short your short list is.  So, my sincere apologies to all the wonderful producers I didn’t get to.

Something’s Fishy at Provence Marinaside this April

From April 1st through 30th, join Provence Marinaside in Yaletown for some finny fun and fine food at its 11th annual Poisson d’Avril.  In France, ‘Poisson d’Avril’ (April’s Fish) is a one-day affair corresponding to our April Fool’s Day.

Wine Tasting with the BC Wine Appreciation Society

What you may ask is the BCWAS? Established in 2005, British Columbia Wine Appreciation Society is a not-for-profit organization showcasing the wines of British Columbia through monthly tasting events.  Our events range from informal walk-around tastings to formal tastings with the winemakers and/or winery principals. Attendees enjoy tasting, learning and discussing wine in a relaxed atmosphere.  ​

Tasting Ten – Pinot Noir a review by Sam the Wine Teacher

I belong to a wine tasting group called the Tasting Ten.  Ten people meet ten times a year and taste through a blind flight (all bottles wrapped in paper to conceal their identities) of wines based on a theme.

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

Judging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

  I was lucky enough to be invited to judge at this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards, held at Government House in Victoria. These wine awards, established in 2003, by then Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, are designed to recognize excellence in wine making. Unlike other competitions, there are no bronze, silver or gold medals handed … Read moreJudging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

Naramata Bench Spring Release

  The Naramata Bench is a small region located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Okanagan, near Penticton. Home to almost 900 acres of vineyards and over 30 wineries (and 2 distilleries), this is prime wine real estate. People who visit this region have learned plan on at least a week to explore all that … Read moreNaramata Bench Spring Release

Pinot Noir Celebration features amazing BC wines

BC Pinot Noir Celebration Showcases Wineries from across BC The 3rd Annual BC Pinot Noir Celebration is back to showcase wineries from across the province on Saturday, August 22nd at Linden Gardens in Kaleden. Tickets are $175 here.   This event, which sells out every year, began in 2013 with winemakers at Meyer Family Vineyards, Tantalus … Read morePinot Noir Celebration features amazing BC wines