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’.

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.

#ShiptoSip with Privato

Recent awards in the All  Canadian Wine Championship – “In the Pinot Noir category, Privato Vineyard and Winery won three Best in Class Double Gold medals for three of their wines including the 2017 Pinot Noir, 2016 North of the 50 Pinot Noir and 2015 Grande Reserve Pinot Noir.”

#ShiptoSip our recap of BC Wineries shipping wine right to your door!

We are encouraging BC wine lovers to order from their favourite wineries and help support the BC wine industry. The wineries jumped onboard and each winery has a special shipping incentive for online orders.

Swirl Wine Store a Taste of BC Wines to Taste of Yaletown – October 17-20

You will be guided through this sit down tasting with a few of BC’s best red blended & single varietal wines.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

  2013 Stall Speed (Meritage) 40 Knots Comox, BC $25.90 Made from a blend of Naramata fruit – Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec.  Garnet / black with deep intensity.  Dark fruit – raisins, prunes and fresh strawberries, earthy with a faint hint of watermelon.  Very good balance with smooth ripe tannins … Read more

Privato Winery – A Jewel Along the North Thompson

The inspiration for the name Privato comes from the Italian word meaning ‘private’, which aptly describes the winery’s idyllic park-like setting. Owned by John and Debbie Woodward, the property began in 1987, as a Christmas tree farm planted with Scotch pine and Blue Spruce. They sell their trees primarily to the local market. The Woodwards … Read more

The Road Less Traveled Road Trip

  My son and I recently got back from a three-day road trip. We headed up to Whistler and then Pemberton, stopping at Nairn Falls Provincial Park for a short hike. After that it was on to Lillooet and Fort Berens Winery. Being a wine writer, what else am I going to do on a … Read more