Celebration! What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate! Whether you are intending to propose on February 14 or you were engaged on a previous Valentine’s Day celebrating is in order. What says “celebrate” more than a bubbly or sparkling wine. A bubbly or sparkling wine from BC? Even better!

THE WINES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA RAISE A GLASS TO 30 YEARS OF BC VQA WINE

“This anniversary is a celebration of the success and growth of BC VQA Wine over the last 30 years,” comments Miles Prodan, President & CEO of the BC Wine Institute. “BC VQA Wine would not be what it is today without the incredible vision, collaboration and determination of our industry.”

2019 final recap #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions

Here we are again in 2019 with our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – See Ya Later Ranch

The host winery of the Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan has a steadfast following and some nice wines. Here is just one of their best selling wines that makes our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions list this year.

ICEWINE HARVEST RETURNS TO BC

Recent plunging temperatures have prompted wineries to begin harvesting for Icewine. Temperatures dipped to -8˚C (17.6˚F), beginning November 28 making the conditions perfect for Icewine harvest. To be called true Icewine, frozen grapes must be harvested at -8˚C (17.6˚F), or below and must reach quality standards including 35 Brix of sugar. 

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Tinhorn Creek

One thing you can count on from Tinhorn Creek is consistently good wines. There is an undeniable history behind every bottle of wine produced. That is one of the reasons Tinhorn wines make our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions list.

Inaugural Uncorked – A Celebration of the Science of Wine – A Big Success!

Iconic Wineries of British Columbia in partnership with Science World at TELUS World of Science presented Uncorked: A Celebration of the Science of Wine,’ a spectacular wine-themed event. A  one night only event that featured internationally acclaimed winemakers, viticulturists and chefs from Iconic Wineries of British Columbia showcasing the science, craftsmanship and terroir that make Okanagan wines so extraordinary.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2015 Syrah-Viognier Hester Creek Oliver, BC $25.99 Garnet/black with deep intensity.  An inviting nose of dark fruit, cocoa, earth, white pepper and vanilla. Good balance with soft ripe tannins.  The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.   2018 Rosé Vanessa Vineyards Cawston, BC $24.99 Take a sip and you’ll think you’ve … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher