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 Ten | BC Chardonnay Challenge

The theme was a BC Chardonnay Challenge.  We wanted to look at a range of price points and see which wines delivered quality for the best price.

#ShiptoSip At Home With Mijune Pak: Wine Wednesdays Episode 3

Mya Brown, Fairmont Hotels, May 13 winner; Bryant Mao, Hawksworth Restaurant May 20 winner; and Lisa Haley, Sommelier & Management Consultant at Lisa Anne Haley Consulting May 27 winner all go on to compete in the finale TODAY June 3rd.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2014 Chardonnay Blackwood Lane Langley, BC $29.00 Golden yellow with medium-intensity.  Toast, buttered popcorn, citrus and pineapple on the nose.  Very good balance with a rich creamy texture.  The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.  This wine has aged very nicely. (photo unavailable) 2017 Morning Fog Chardonnay Wente Livermore Valley, California $19.99 … Read more

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

Vintage 2018 Media Preview a review by @Sam_WineTeacher

Panel moderator, Master of Wine Barbara Philip, directed the discussion and asked panelists questions about the 2018 vintage and how it played out in each of the four regions represented.