It is very special to have the opportunity to not only attend a delightful wine dinner but to also have John Skinner on hand to give us his personal perspective of each wine pairing, a history of the wine making process often accommpanied with a short story of how each varietal came to be a feature of the Painted Rock portfolio.
When a respected wine reviewer tells you “Just join the Vanessa Vineyard‘s wine club and never worry about buying any other wines again, their wines are that good.” you pay attention and follow their advice. For lovers of fine red wines you will be absolutely thrilled with Vanessa’s portfolio of wines. The wines we are personally … Read more#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Vanessa Vineyard
For years, I have seen the name, ‘Vanessa Vineyards’ listed on some wines produced by Sandhill Winery. Winemaker Howard Soon recognized the quality of the fruit coming from this site years ago and opted to make single vineyard wines from these grapes instead of blending them in with grapes from other areas. Two … Read moreVanessa Vineyards: Wow Wines a review by Sam the Wine Teacher
It was with a touch of nostalgia that I participated in Garagiste North this year. The first time I attended this wine festival was at Kelowna’s Laurel Packinghouse in 2015, just as I was starting the BC Wine Trends blog. That weekend I started friendships with some passionate BC winemakers that actively support my blogging … Read moreGaragiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna
Barbecue season has arrived! The 2015 Boswell Syrah from Quails’ Gate makes the perfect accompaniment to your favourite BBQ fare. With only 600 cases produced, the Syrah is only available at the winery or online at QuailsGate.com You definitely want to get your hands and palate on this one. The Boswell Syrah is in limited … Read moreThe perfect BBQ pairing – Quails’ Gate Boswell Syrah
Domaine Lafage and roast lamb As a young man Jean Marc Lafage (co-proprietor of Domaine Lafage) always knew what he was going to be when he grew up; he came from a family of 6 generations of grape-growers… there was never a question in his mind. But when the young Jean met his future … Read moreDomaine Lafage and herb-roast lamb
QUE SYRAH, SYRAH! From North to South, the Rhone Valley features some of the most enticing wines of France. Taste, as we explore the great red and white blends that prove why the whole may be greater than the sum of its parts! Regions and big names like Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueyras, wines from up and … Read moreMarquis Wine Cellars – SAVVY SERIES 09: ONLY THE RHONE-LY
Warm weather brings earliest ever harvest to Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Tinhorn Creek Vineyards celebrate a successful 2015 vintage Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is raising a glass to the end of its earliest ever harvest, which began on August 28 with Pinot Gris and ended October 16 with Cabernet Sauvignon. A mild winter saw bud break … Read moreEarliest ever harvest at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards