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

#ShiptoSip 2021 with Fort Berens Estate Winery

We are passionate about making wines that express the unique Lillooet terroir. We aim to provide premium quality wines at a fair price ensuring our customers get great value for their money.

Wednesday Wine Reviews from @Sam_WineTeacher

  2018 White Gold (Chardonnay Reserve) Fort Berens Lillooet, BC $29.99 This wine differs from their white label chardonnay in that it leans more toward a California style – bigger and more opulent at a much better price point than its southern peers.  Lemon yellow with medium-minus intensity.  Lemon cream, butter, and pineapple, with undertones … Read more

Fort Berens Estate Winery Sneak Peek at our 2020 Vintage

2020 represented a key milestone for us, as it marked the completion of our 10th harvest here at Fort Berens. For a winery in an emerging wine region, this is an important milestone and one worth pausing to celebrate.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

“A (most often) weekly wine review from our intrepid wine reviewer Sam Hauck for MyVanCity.”

Wine Touring in 2020 with @Sam_WineTeacher

For me, the best quote came from Joy Sterling, “Bubbles are comfort wine.” I totally agree and this serves as a good reminder to buy more BC Bubbles as we are so very lucky to have so many great ones to choose from.

Tasting Group – A Flight of Cabernet Franc

Eight wines from three countries.  Four vintages and a three-point difference in alcohol levels.  This flight should definitely show some stylistic differences.

Where is BC’s newest Sub GI?

The Cowichan Valley is being recognized as a new sub-geographical indication (sub-GI), an official and protected term under B.C. law used to help consumers identify B.C. wines’ origins.

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