Sunday, 20 October 2013

Wineries Le Vieux Pin & La Stella, Oliver BC

During the warm month of September, I had the opportunity to join a group of wine enthusiast and head south in British Columbia to visit several wineries of the Okanagan region. Playing golf in the morning and tasting wine in the afternoon was a great way to visit this wonderful region. a discovery for me as I had never travelled south BC before.
We had organized several tours for our Okanagan long week end but i have to admit, Le Vieux Pins and La Stella  wineries made our trip memorable. Mike and Kam at Le Vieux Pin really did a superb job hosting us. Same goes to Alex from  La Stella who welcomed us the day after with open arms and prepared a special event for our group.

During our visit at  Le Vieux Pin, Michael gave me a tour of the estate and I had a chat with him at the end of the tour where he gave me a candid interview on camera. for our next trip  to the Okanagan, I am looking forward to speak to a Severine, winemaker from the Old World and now at Le Vieux Pin.

Coup de Coeur from Le Vieux Pin: Equinoxe Syrah 2010
Coup de Coeur from La Stella: Maestoso Merlot 2011

*Other wine Blogger that I am recommending: 
What Ronald George from Radio-Canada posted about my blog:
Cool vidéo. J'aime "Une vinificatrice de l'Ancien Monde qui travaille dans le Nouveau Monde.

Christian C

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Nothing better then a Wine Webinar from Tinhorn Creek on a Thursday evening

The Webinar was at 20:00 BC local time, making it 22:00 here in Ottawa. As i am working the next day, I will be a dry follower for this one.

Webinar  from Tinhorn Creek with Terry Meyer-Stone and CEO and Winemaker Sandra Oldfield (right)

CEO and Winemaker Sandra Oldfield flanked by Terry Meyer-Stone takes on Social Media this evening to speak to us about the great wines at Tinhorn Creek. Sandra started with their Merlot. Describing how Tinhorn Merlot will be this year and from which lot the grapes are came from. She then followed with the Cabernet Franc. then she presented the 2Bench Red 2010, Bordeaux Blend, we actually tasted that one during our visit 3 weeks ago, it was my absolute fav.  I really enjoyed this session. To me it speaks volume on how they are interested in connecting with wine enthusiast from all over Canada and the world.

Terry Meyer-Stone during our visit last month

A shot from the Tasting Salon at Tinhorn Creek