Valentine’s Day Wines

Take a tip from me, forget the traditional flowers and candy.  Wine is what she/he really wants, so as a public service, I offer several suggestions to help you make the day a success. For the love of your life (even if that’s you!) Celebrate with a sparkler. Intrigue I Do   Haywire Narrative XC … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

  2022 Sauvignon Blanc Mayhem Okanagan Falls, BC $20.97 Pale lemon yellow with medium-light intensity.  Lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, green apple, honey, toast, and grass on the nose.  Good balance.  Bright on the palate with citrus, melon, and tropical fruit.  A medium-plus finish.  At only 12% ABV, this is a lovely crisp and refreshing patio … Read more

Holiday Gift Wines @Sam_WineTeacher

What wine lover doesn’t appreciate receiving a special bottle of wine no matter what the occasion?  Besides, if you are never quite sure what gift to buy someone, wine makes it easy.  I never have a problem walking through a wine shop and selecting wines for my friends.  Of course, it helps if you know … Read more

Tasting Group – White Rhone Wines

Historically, viognier has been one of the dominant white grapes of the Northern Rhone Valley.

Wine Wednesday Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

  2019 Chardonnay (Dr. Bonnie Henry Tribute Series) Meyer Family Vineyards Okanagan Falls, BC $30.52 The grapes for this wine come from the Old Main Road Vineyard in Naramata.  Each year Meyer Family Vineyards selects a notable person to be honoured with their Tribute Series, and this year, understandably, their decision was Dr. Bonnie Henry, … Read more

Tasting Ten Group – Petit Verdot with @Sam_WineTeacher

With its roots in France, most people in the group knew that Petit Verdot is primarily thought of as one of the minor grapes in Bordeaux blends from the left bank and were surprised that there were so many made as stand-alone wines. 

Friday, April 17th is World Malbec Day’s 10th Anniversary

Friday, April 17th is World Malbec Day.  Most people tend to associate Malbec with Argentina and for good reason.  Argentina produces 75% of the world’s Malbec wine.  Most come from Mendoza and the best ones from the higher elevation areas of Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo. 

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2014 Chardonnay vin Amité Oliver, BC $29.90 Formerly known as vin Perdue until some winery in Napa felt it might be confused with the name of one of their wines and threatened legal action.  The owners felt that the most expedient and least costly option was to rebrand their wine.  Lemon yellow in colour … Read more

Weird and Wonderful Grapes You May Never Have Heard Of Before.

One of our original tasting group members, Wayne Meadows, who tends to plan his annual tasting several years in advance (he has just compiled his 2025 tasting) spent a lot of time putting together his 2018 tasting titled, “The Rarest BC Grown Grapes That You May Have Never Tasted! What he did was to research … Read more

Half Corked Marathon shortlisted in Canadian Tourism Awards 

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s flagship event recognized in national awards   Oliver Osoyoos Wine Association’s Half Corked Marathon has been shortlisted for a Canadian Tourism Awards as a finalist for the Metro Toronto Convention Center Event of the Year. “We take great pride in the Half Corked Marathon, our flagship event of the year and … Read more

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