From the Cellar with @Sam_WineTeacher

In addition to the weekly wine review and the various other, usually wine-related, articles I write for My Van City, I am including a new one that will appear from time to time.  I’m calling it, ‘From the Cellar’. It will be much like the wine reviews, except that it will feature wines that have … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

    2021 Riesling Monte Creek Monte Creek, BC $29.99 Terroir is what gives this wine its character.   Grown on their Lion’s Head vineyard which, “contains highly calcareous soils that help to generate the tension and acidity that all great Rieslings have.”  Fermented cold and slow which helps to preserve aromatics.  Lemon yellow with medium-light … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

Monte Creek 2019 Riesling Monte Creek, BC $21.99 Pale lemon colour with medium-light intensity.  The nose opens with aromas of petrol, lemon-lime, green apple, minerality, white peach and white blossoms.   Very good balance with mouth-watering acidity.  Crisp and refreshing on the palate with flavours of lemons, peaches, honeysuckle and white grapefruit followed by a medium-long … Read more

Monte Creek Expands

On a beautiful sunny June day, Anita and I attended a media/VIP event at Monte Creek Ranch, soon-to-be Monte Creek Winery.  Appropriately located in Monte Creek, it is just a short drive on Hwy 1, east of Kamloops and part of the Kamloops Wine Trail. Entering the driveway, we immediately spotted some big changes since … 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.

BC’s Newest Wine Region Takes Flight

Kamloops Wineries Launch New Wine Association   Members include our four Kamloops Wineries:   Harpers Trail, Monte Creek Ranch, Privato Vineyard and Winery and Sagewood Winery Purpose of creating the Kamloops Wineries Association was to bring all four wineries together to collaborate and collectively market and promote the Kamloops wine region as a whole. Our … Read more

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