Spring Release | Poplar Grove Winery

Medium light rose petal pink. Aromas of fresh raspberries and apricot combine with an enticing hint of blood orange. Enjoy as a light, fresh opener to an evening or as a stand-alone aperitif.

Wine with Friends | Solvero Pinot Noir

This is the first BC wine to be featured in Wine With Friends and I am especially excited to share my thoughts and  impressions, as well as those of my friends who joined me for the tasting of the Solvero 2019 Pinot Noir.

Wine with Friends | Michel Gassier Lou Coucardié 2012

From time to time I am the fortunate recipient of wines sent to me to review. It is especially nice to share these wines with friends. Not only does it make for lively conversation, and often diverse opinions, but it also makes for a very enjoyable occasion.

Wine with Friends | Château Pesquié Red 2019

From time to time I am the fortunate recipient of wines sent to me to review. It is especially nice to share these wines with friends. Not only does it make for lively conversation, and often diverse opinions, but it also makes for a very enjoyable occasion.

Local Flights BC Wine Tasting Event – final in the series of reviews

I am breaking my reviews down into five flights plus one and this is a review of the final two flights, ten wines, of the afternoon, in the order they were tasted.

#BCWineGoals | Mayhem Pinot Blanc | Seared Scallops in Spicy Carrot Coulis

My #BCWineGoals were to randomly choose a bottle of BC wine from my “cellar” and then select a recipe to make a dish to pair with the wine.

Vinos Finos de Rioja

It was a sunny Monday in April when I headed down to the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on Granville Island to learn more about the Spanish wines Lopez de Heredia from Maria Vicente. I am going to let the winery explain what they are all about. “Lopez de Heredia – one of the … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam_WineTeacher

2014 Riesling 8th Generation Summerland, BC $20.90 The grapes for this wine come from 29-year-old vines. The result is a wine with depth and concentration. Lemon yellow with medium intensity. Classic varietal character on the nose – mineral, stone fruit, citrus and a hint of petrol. Slightly off dry, but well balanced with good mouth … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2014 Chardonnay Blackwood Lane Langley, BC $29.00 This wine is lemon yellow in colour with medium-light intensity. The nose is well-integrated oak and fruit with aromas of lemon, ripe apple, honey, butter, toast and vanilla. Very well balanced. The flavours follow the nose leading to a medium-plus finish. Serve this with pan seared prawns and … Read more

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