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.

An Afternoon Wine Tasting at Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery

It was a warm, sunny day in May that saw us descend, totally unannounced, at Noble Ridge. We were lucky to find Leslie not just on site but available to lead us on a tasting journey.

Vintage 2018 Media Preview a review by @Sam_WineTeacher

Panel moderator, Master of Wine Barbara Philip, directed the discussion and asked panelists questions about the 2018 vintage and how it played out in each of the four regions represented.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

#WineWednesday review by Sam Hauck aka the Wine Teacher featuring British Columbia wines.

What’s New at Okanagan Crush Pad

Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad, which opened in 2011, has long been a facility which smaller producers utilized to get their wines made and bottled.  In addition, they also made their own wines under the Haywire label.  Over the years, they added the Narrative series and more recently the Free Form label.  Why three different brands?

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Our intrepid wine reviewer Sam Hauck aka the Wine Teacher walks us through the flight of wines he recently tasted. 2011 Chateau Cantelauze Jean-Noel Boidron Pomerol, France $NA (gift) Garnet red with medium-deep intensity.  The nose is appealing with cherry, earth, dust, sweet spice, eucalyptus and smoky aromas.  Good body with smooth ripe tannins.  Pleasing … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

The Wines of British Columbia Stand up to the World at the Fourth Annual Judgment of BC

The Wines of British Columbia were put to the ultimate test at the fourth annual Judgment of BC on Wednesday, October 24, pitting 12 BC wines against 12 acknowledged global benchmarks.