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

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

Winemaker’s Thoughts on BC Harvest 2020

With thanks to Julian Park, BC Wine Trends for sharing this article. The 2020 harvest in British Columbia was a replay of 2019. With another February freeze causing bud damage and low yields. A very early October cold snap and snowfall caused harvest challenges. When the crush was completed, and although the yields were down … Read more

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.

#WelcomeBack Da Silva Vineyards and Winery

Crafting wines that directly reflect the terroir of each of our 11 vineyards is about restraint. Whether it is big bold reds or crisp whites, through our winemaking process we guide the grapes from harvest to bottle with a minimal intervention.

#WelcomeBack Bench 1775

We are excited to begin hosting our guests on our beautiful patio overlooking Lake Okanagan beginning July 1st. Starting July 8th, guests are welcome to enjoy a wine flight (three 3oz pours) from our rotating list of flights.

TIME Winery Announces New Ownership

TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and McWatters Collection have been sold, to Five Vines Cellars, the private family owned business of Ron and Shelley Mayert as of July 1, 2020.

JAK’s supports local food banks across BC | May 30

On Saturday, May 30 ten percent of sales from all 13 JAK’s locations will be donated to local food banks. There is no catch — stock up on your favourite wine or summer beverages either in-store or online and make a difference doing it.

#ShiptoSip with Four Shadows Vineyard & Winery

Admittedly it takes time to gain a reputation but with Wine Align and BC Lieutenant Governor Wine awards under their belts we encourage you to try Four Shadows wine, delivered right to your door for your sipping pleasure.