Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

  2016 Chardonnay (Winemaker’s Reserve) Mount Boucherie West Kelowna, BC $30.00 I tried this wine (same vintage) about a year ago and really liked it.  Now with another year of cellaring, it was even better.  Lemon yellow in colour with medium-minus intensity.  The nose shows aromas of apple, lime, honeydew melon, butter, and toast.  Well … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2017 Wren (Chardonnay) Schell Wines Kelowna, BC $32.19 Golden straw colour with medium intensity.  Apple, lemon, caramel, and vanilla with honeydew undertones on the nose.  Well balanced.  Citrus and buttered toast on the palate followed by a medium-plus finish.  Fans of California styled chardonnay will love this one.   2019 Pinot Gris Poplar Grove Penticton, … Read more

HONOUR BC WINE MONTH BY ENJOYING BC VQA WINE FROM HOME

HONOUR BC WINE MONTH BY ENJOYING BC VQA WINE FROM HOME As we continue to navigate these uncertain times surrounding COVID-19, BC wineries are doing what they can to ensure the community and industry remain strong, which is why the Wines of British Columbia welcome the return of BC Wine Month in April to encourage buying … Read more

THE WINES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA RAISE A GLASS TO 30 YEARS OF BC VQA WINE

“This anniversary is a celebration of the success and growth of BC VQA Wine over the last 30 years,” comments Miles Prodan, President & CEO of the BC Wine Institute. “BC VQA Wine would not be what it is today without the incredible vision, collaboration and determination of our industry.”

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