Just this past week I spent some time with a few millennial women in the PR biz and the subject of Rosé wine came up. It was such a refreshing conversation. It was like Rosé wine was a totally new concept and they were excited about drinking Rosé wines, almost as if they had invented … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!
Anytime time is a great time to visit the regions of #bcwine Country but September is kind of a special time. Most of the wineries are going full tilt but visitor wise it’s a little less hectic. It really is when the grown-ups come out to play in BC Wine Country. Here is a recap … Read moreSeptember in BC Wine Country – when the grown-ups come out to play!
2016 Pinot Blanc (Lawson) Anthony Buchanan Oliver, BC $19.99 One of, if not the best, Pinot Blanc wines in BC. Pale lemon yellow in colour with medium-light intensity. The nose is layered with aromas of peach, apple, citrus, melon, white flowers and minerality. Well balanced and full bodied. White peach, apple and citrus … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher
2017 Gamay Rust Winery Oliver, BC $23.00 Initially, I was devastated to find out that Mount Boucherie no longer offered Gamay as it was a favourite of mine. Fortunately, the news was not as bad as it first appeared. The new owners also owned Rust Winery (located on the former Rustico site) and decided to … Read moreWine Reviews: Three Gamays, Two Rieslings
National Geographic PhotoArk Looking for something fun to do while you are in the Okanagan? Come by Liquidity and enjoy the world famous National Geographic PhotoArk exhibit. This world famous travelling exhibit is still up in our gallery for a couple more weeks – ending September 3rd. Come by and enjoy Joel Sartore’s beautiful images. … Read moreLast chance to get your hands on Rosé and Bubbly!
Your Gate to BC Vineyards Happy Hour Has Never Been Happier Experience the Combination Come into the winery and enjoy a flatbread and a tantalizing glass of white or red wine produced by City Side Winery. The Mystic Pearl offers three different wines for perfect flatbread pairings. Happy Hour is the Happiest Hour of the … Read moreExperience wine, your way at City Side Winery
Do you have a favourite imported wine? Perhaps one from Italy, Australia or France. Have you ever wondered how it got from there to here? And why that wine and not another? After all, no wine store could ever carry every wine, no matter how big it was. Say a wine producer in Germany wants … Read moreSelect Wines Portfolio Tasting
My inspiration for our Quails’ Gate summer sipping choice came from a wine loving friend. Just yesterday a wine friend posted on his social media about doing a blind tasting of BC Chardonnay. There are so many to choose from that it is almost too hard to begin. So I decided I would go with … Read moreMore of our #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Chardonnay from Quails’ Gate
Wine Runs Deep Patrick Ember 2018 Friesen Press 296 pages Do you remember any high school bullies? Can you remember the torment? The fear of their wrath? What if they came back into your life years later and tried to blackmail you? We all make bad decisions in life. If we are lucky, we survive … Read moreWine Runs Deep – A Great Summer Read
On our whirlwind Okanagan trip we prioritized our wine tasting experiences. You know it’s amazing what you can pack into two days if you have the right incentive. The right incentive for me is always the opportunity to taste the yummy wines of British Columbia and this recent trip was no exception. I am a huge … Read moreWhirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Meyer Family Vineyard