#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775 and 12 Days of Holiday Cheers

We have brought together your favourite wines of 2018 so that the recipient of this 12-day advent pack is surprised with a different wine each day. Each bottle comes wrapped in paper with a bow around its neck and is numbered 1 through 12.

Vanessa Vineyards: Wow Wines a review by Sam the Wine Teacher

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

Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

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

Savouring White Wines from Taste Washington

Seattle is only a 3 hour drive from Vancouver.  Many Canadians go down for soccer or NFL football games at Century Link Field.  But you can also go down for wine tasting.  Every year around the first week in April is Taste Washington, held at Century Link Field. Taste Washington brings together over 225 wineries, 70 … Read moreSavouring White Wines from Taste Washington

My 5 Favourite Wines from Cornucopia 2015

Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Food + Drink, finished almost one month ago, but why does it matter?  Well there were many very good BC, and foreign, wines that attendees were given a chance to taste at various dinners, walk-about events, and seminars.  I spent many hours in seminars over the 2 weekends at Cornucopia and … Read moreMy 5 Favourite Wines from Cornucopia 2015

Earliest ever harvest at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

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