Vanessa Vineyard Wine Club Members event

“The proof is in the pudding,” goes the well-known expression.  When you taste the wines of Vanessa Vineyards, there is no doubt of the care and attention that has gone into the growing of the grapes and the transforming of those grapes into the very finest wines possible.”

Foch Sho Come join Melissa & Myself for Dinner, Dessert and Foch

Foch is a French hybrid developed by Eugene Kuhlmann about one hundred years ago.  It was named for a World War One French hero, Marshall (Marechal) Ferdinand Foch.

Tasting Ten – BC Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignon, the offspring of cabernet franc and sauvignon blanc, is often referred to as the ‘king of grapes’ and it is grown in most wine-producing areas.   It is a late ripener, so it does best in hotter climates.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2018 Petit Rouge Le Vieux Pin Oliver, BC $22.99 This Le Vieux Pin entry-level wine is a blend of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Garnet red in colour with medium-deep intensity.  The nose opens with aromas of pepper, blackberry, cherry, earth, vanilla and spice.  Good balance with medium body.  Pleasing on the palate with flavours … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2018 Rosé Black Hills Oliver, BC $24.90 This rosé is a blend of 42% Pinot Noir, 35% Gamay and 23% Malbec.  Salmon coloured with medium-light intensity.  The nose greets you with aromas of watermelon, wild strawberry and fresh cream.  Well balanced with good mouthfeel.  Bright on the palate with mouth-watering fruit followed by a medium-long … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2017 Chardonnay Liquidity Okanagan Falls, BC $29.00 Made from clone 76 chardonnay, this wine is straw coloured with medium-light intensity.  Aromas of apples, butter, lemon and delicate toast and honey greet the nose.  Well balanced with a creamy texture.  Flavours reflect the nose followed by a medium-long finish with flavours intensifying.  Impressive!   2016 Frizzante … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Bloom 2019 – presenting BC Wine Spring Releases

Even if you limit it to a quick friendly, ‘Hello,’ and listen to the odd recommendation from a colleague, it is virtually impossible to hit all the tables you intend to, no matter how short your short list is.  So, my sincere apologies to all the wonderful producers I didn’t get to.