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 moreExclusive Limited Edition Holiday Vertical & Winemakers Sets from CheckMate
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.
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 moreWednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher
Wendy (owner/founder) was at the helm the day we visited vinAmité. Wendy immediately exudes a warm welcoming to all who arrive on her doorstep. All the staff are friendly and knowledgeable and it was a delight to join in the conversation about the success of the little gem in the Oliver wine region.