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

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775

An old favourite and a #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion for you from Bench 1775. Consistently good wines. Whether you are looking for full bodied wine to pair with your favourite comfort food dishes or you have the patience to wait for an occasion that calls for a delightful Rosé then these suggestions will be just what you’re looking for.

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Honoured Best Canadian Sparkling at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships

Township 7 is delighted to be awarded the Trophy for Best Canadian Sparkling Wine last week at The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships in London, England for Seven Stars Polaris 2016 Sparkling Wine.

Exclusive Limited Edition Holiday Vertical & Winemakers Sets from CheckMate

Limited Edition Holiday Vertical & Winemakers Sets Are Here Now that the grapes are tucked into the barrels, stainless tanks and concrete fermenters, the season of giving has really set in for us here at CheckMate.  As we dip into our library, dust off our gift-wrapping station and set it up with stickers, ribbons and … Read more Exclusive Limited Edition Holiday Vertical & Winemakers Sets from CheckMate

Winemaker’s CUT: The World is Waking Up

Okanagan winemakers, Michal and Martina Mosny met with me at Murchies Tea & Coffee house last spring when they were visiting Victoria. I looked up from my laptop and was struck by how they’re both animated by youthful energy, a kind of hopefulness, tempered by Old World grace. Although it’s been seven years since they left their boutique winery in Slovakia, close to Dolna Krupa, a village where Beethoven is believed to have written the haunting, “For Elise,” they still are accompanied by a lovely European charm.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – McWatters Collection

Day Three and it falls on a #WineWednesday. That seems apropos for the legend that was Harry McWatters. Dubbed the “godfather” of BC Wine meant with great respect for this pioneer of the British Columbia wine industry. 

Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

  2013 Stall Speed (Meritage) 40 Knots Comox, BC $25.90 Made from a blend of Naramata fruit – Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec.  Garnet / black with deep intensity.  Dark fruit – raisins, prunes and fresh strawberries, earthy with a faint hint of watermelon.  Very good balance with smooth ripe tannins … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

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.