Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2021 Chardonnay (Micro Cuvée) Meyer Family Vineyards Okanagan Falls, BC $60.97 This is a wine made from select barrels and is always a small-lot wine.  Lemon yellow with medium-minus intensity.  The nose is a cacophony of toast, butter, honey, vanilla, lemon, apple, melon, spice, fig, caramel, lanolin, and pencil shavings.  Well balanced with a full, … Read more

Black Market Wines

  I ventured down to Kaleden and dropped in at Black Market on their last open day of 2023.  “This is usually just an extra day to say thanks to all their supporters in the local community as well as to those nearby who like to show off to visiting holiday friends,” said owner Rob … Read more

Cabernet Franc Marathon

Both provinces make top-quality cabernet franc wines and prices seemed relatively consistent.

From the Cellar with @Sam_WineTeacher

In addition to the weekly wine review and the various other, usually wine-related, articles I write for My Van City, I am including a new one that will appear from time to time.  I’m calling it, ‘From the Cellar’. It will be much like the wine reviews, except that it will feature wines that have … Read more


The Vancouver International Wine Festival announced the 2023 trade competition winners on Friday.

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

  2019 Sparkling Rosé Monte Creek Monte Creek, BC $23.99 Cherry red with medium intensity.  Strawberries, cream, cherries, cranberries, and delicate dusty wild herbs on the nose.  Very good balance with good mousse.  Refreshing on the palate with bright fruit shining through.  Cherries linger on the medium-plus finish.  A versatile sparkler well suited as a … Read more

Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay

My suggestion, to fully appreciate the nuances between these wines, is to invite some Chardonnay-loving friends over and taste them side-by-side.

Expressions of Place, People, and Time – Master Class

Wine grape growing and wine making are not for the faint of heart.

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