From the Cellar with @Sam_WineTeacher

While most people drink what they buy in a matter of days, if not hours, more and more people are realizing the benefits of holding on to some of their wines and are enjoying the benefits of doing so.

Wednesday Wine Reviews from @Sam_WineTeacher

As always a stellar line-up of wine suggestions from our intrepid wine reviewer Sam.

From the Cellar featuring wines that have been aged…

In addition to the weekly wine review and the various other, usually wine-related, articles I write for My Van City, I am going to include a new one that will appear from time to time. I’m calling it, ‘From the Cellar’.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2017 Wren (Chardonnay) Schell Wines Kelowna, BC $32.19 Golden straw colour with medium intensity.  Apple, lemon, caramel, and vanilla with honeydew undertones on the nose.  Well balanced.  Citrus and buttered toast on the palate followed by a medium-plus finish.  Fans of California styled chardonnay will love this one.   2019 Pinot Gris Poplar Grove Penticton, … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

This COVID-19 isolation provided the perfect excuse to delve into the cellar and pull out some wines that I have been hanging on to. 2017 Rosé * Singletree Abbotsford, BC $17.30 This impressive rosé, made from 100% organic pinot noir, is pale cherry red with medium-light intensity.  The nose opens with a medley of red … Read more

#WineWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2016 Chardonnay CedarCreek Kelowna, BC $18.99 Lemon yellow with medium-minus intensity.  Apple, pear, citrus and butter on the nose.  Very good balance with good mouthfeel.  The flavours reflect the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.  This is the perfect everyday chardonnay to keep handy in your fridge.   2015 Cabernet Franc Pacific Breeze New Westminster, … Read more

Christmas Cheer at Pacific Breeze

This past weekend was the annual Christmas Mingler at Pacific Breeze Winery in New Westminster. Wine was poured, charcuterie, cheese and other finger foods were nibbled and people took advantage of special deals on many of the wines in the Pacific Breeze portfolio. Great news when you are looking for a gift for a wine … Read more

Wine Judging – a new Continuing Studies program

Capilano University is offering a new Continuing Studies program in the new year, taught by yours truly.  I think you will find it very informative and enjoyable.  Hope to see you there. Introduction to Wine Judging NEW Ever wonder why some wines are better than others?  Join us for an introduction to the process of … Read more

Pacific Breeze Fall 2014 by @Sam_theWineTeacher

    I dropped into Pacific Breeze Winery in New Westminster recently to pick up more of their outstanding Reserve Chardonnay, one of my absolute favourites, as well as some excellent Big Red, their Rhone styled blend.  I left with a mixed case.  When I stopped by last summer to do a barrel sampling of … Read more

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