The Next Local Flights BC Wine Tasting Event – a review

Overall, and covering just something better than four hours, I tasted 50 wines.

Township 7 new summer releases for your sipping pleasure…

It’s finally summer and the weather is just starting to cooperate. It’s time to get down to selecting our favourite summer sippers to enjoy on your patio, deck, the beach or wherever you go this summer.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

Estate fruit grown in the Similkameen Valley and co-fermented on Viognier skins as is done in the Rhine Valley of France.  The wine was aged for 20 months in new and second use French and American oak barrels, each of which imparts different nuances to the wine. 

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2014 Chardonnay Bordertown Osoyoos, BC $26.90 Lemon yellow with medium-light intensity.  Like many California chardonnays, this one leads with oak yet isn’t overly oily or drenched in tropical fruit.  The nose aromas of butter, toast, vanilla, ripe apple and orange peel.  Very good balance.  The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.  This … Read more

Wine Reviews: Three Gamays, Two Rieslings

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 more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2014 Chardonnay vin Amité Oliver, BC $29.90 Formerly known as vin Perdue until some winery in Napa felt it might be confused with the name of one of their wines and threatened legal action.  The owners felt that the most expedient and least costly option was to rebrand their wine.  Lemon yellow in colour … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

  2012 Chardonnay Reserve Noble Ridge Okanagan Falls, BC $29.90 Golden yellow colour with medium intensity. Buttered toast, apple, pear and tropical fruit on the nose. Good balance with unctuous texture. Rich butter and tropical fruit on the palate, followed by a medium-plus finish. This wine paired nicely with creamy garlic Parmesan pasta.   2014 … Read more

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