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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Wraps An Outstanding Season & Looks Ahead To 2019

The 2018 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has ended on a record-breaking high note, with a total season attendance of over 108,000 – up 8% from the previous year – and a lineup of successful plays and special events that repeatedly sold out houses throughout the Festival.     The 29th Bard season ran … Read more Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Wraps An Outstanding Season & Looks Ahead To 2019

Natural Wines with DJ Kearney

  Having been a home wine maker for over 25 years, I have always been a little leery about ‘wild’ yeast fermentations.   ‘Wild’ yeast is also known as ‘ambient’, ‘feral’ or ‘natural’ yeast. My scepticism is not without reason; having bought crushed grapes that began to ferment on their own, before I had a chance … Read more Natural Wines with DJ Kearney

Find Your Niche

Niche Winery One of the ‘small guys’, or garagistes, Niche Winery is a small family run operation set well off the main highway in West Kelowna. Opened in 2011 by James and Joanna Schlosser, they indeed have ‘found their Niche’. This small ten-acre, ‘Hugh and Mary’ vineyard, owned by James’ parents, Kathleen and Jerry Schlosser, … Read more Find Your Niche

Wine Wednesday review from @Sam_WineTeacher

Non Vintage Cipes Brut Summerhill Winery Kelowna, BC $25.49 This wine was chosen to celebrate a special occasion and a good choice it was.  This traditional method, pyramid-aged wine is a blend of Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay.  Pale lemon in colour with a medium-light intensity.  The nose shows aromas of wet stones, citrus and … Read more Wine Wednesday review from @Sam_WineTeacher

Quini the Free Wine App explained by Sam_theWineTeacher

  Quini is a free wine tasting and rating app developed in Vancouver. While it is designed primarily for the average consumer, it is useful for neophytes and geeks as well. The language is simple, but useful. The whole idea behind Quini is to help consumers discover their wine palates quickly, and wine pros to … Read more Quini the Free Wine App explained by Sam_theWineTeacher

World Famous Wine Critic Jancis Robinson Announced for Pinot Noir NZ 2017

The world’s most influential wine commentator Jancis Robinson, OBE, MW, is heading to New Zealand for Pinot Noir NZ 2017.   Bringing Ms Robinson to New Zealand, with her world leading reputation as one of the most authoritative wine critics and writers, is seen as a major coup for the country’s Pinot Noir producers. It … Read more World Famous Wine Critic Jancis Robinson Announced for Pinot Noir NZ 2017

BC VQA WINES SHOWCASED AND SOLD IN A BC GROCERY STORE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

100 per cent BC Wines now on shelves in Surrey’s South Point Save-On-Foods provide consumers with food pairing convenience, and further boost BC’s “buy local” agrifoods philosophy. Some of BC’s highest quality wines are now on sale next to BC-grown produce, meat, seafood and dairy products at the South Point Save-On-Foods store in Surrey. The … Read more BC VQA WINES SHOWCASED AND SOLD IN A BC GROCERY STORE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

Old Island Vines, New Classic Wines, Great Summer Experience

Blue Grouse Winery is a Must-Visit this Summer Vancouver Island’s Pioneering Vineyard Awaits   The Story:   The historic Blue Grouse Estate Winery, nestled in the heart of the Cowichan Valley, continues its evolution with the opening of a new, modern winery facility and tasting room, set to open to the general public in June 2015. … Read more Old Island Vines, New Classic Wines, Great Summer Experience

Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews

2013 Garnacha (5G) Torres Campo de Borja, Spain $17.99 Bronze Medal Garnet red tinged with purple and a medium-deep intensity. The nose shows aromas of cherry, plum, forest floor, earth and cocoa. Good balance. Pleasing fruit on the palate with a medium-long finish.     2011 Riesling Zeller Peter & Peter (Feinherb) Mosel, Germany $12.59 … Read more Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews