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 moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Premium Quality Wines from Wines of South Africa

Many of the wines were what the producers consider to be “premium” wines. The majority of the wineries are located in the Western Cape.

Rediscovering Favourite Wines – Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

What a better place to start than Tinhorn Creek wines. Tinhorn Creek has been around for decades and they make great wine. I was reminded of that fact on our most recent trip to the Okanagan and a visit to the Tinhorn Creek Vineyards tasting room.

Two Extraordinary Chefs One Outstanding Dinner 1909 Kitchen hosts #TofinoEats

The much anticipated #TofinoEats Chef Series dinner featuring the culinary magic of both guest Chef Alex Chen and hosting Chef Paul Moran was truly nothing short of outstanding.

New South Okanagan Winery, Phantom Creek Estates, to Open Late Summer 2019

Led by an all-star winemaking team that includes Olivier Humbrecht MW (Domaine Zind-Humbrecht), Cameron Vawter (Napa’s Dana Estates) and Anne Vawter (Oakville Ranch, Red Mare), and designed by John Taft of Backen & Gillam Architects (Harlan Estate, Dana Estates, Ovid), Phantom Creek Estates announced that the new South Okanagan winery will open late summer 2019 for private tours and tastings by-appointment-only and will fully open to the public in 2020.

The Anticipated 2018 Synchromesh Riesling(s) Release

The 2018 Rieslings from Synchromesh are LIT for 2018. A return to a typical vintage and Alan’s famous“Bladerunner” acid range. Alan Dickinson stops his ferments naturally to purposefully leave a healthy dose of residual sugar.  The wines require it – they come from small cool-climate plots which produce ripe grapes with extraordinary low PH. Seriously.  -Among the lowest PH’s in the … Read moreThe Anticipated 2018 Synchromesh Riesling(s) Release

Coastal Craft Beverages – Meet the Makers Summer 2019 Tasting Event

The event was event a trade tasting format with lots of time to sample, ask questions and learn more about ‘Meet the Makers’ from Sheringham Distillery, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Blue Grouse Estate Winery, Stag’s Hollow Winery, Fitzpatrick Family Vineyard, Ricco Bambino, and Roche Wines.  Super excited to have our friends from Russell Brewing and Townsite Brewing. Truffles Catering and the Wandering Mollusk provided small bites to pair nicely with our tastings.