Thursday, October 2 from 4 to 7


At this tasting we will pour 4 red wine favourites. Each is from a different red wine category.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it is appropriate that this week's EXTRA be Time Estate winery's The Girls Vivacious Rose. 100% of the profits from each bottle of The Girls Vivacious and The Girls Voluptuous (red) goes to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation B.C./Yukon Division.

Church and State Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, $24.90
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sunridge Vineyard, this wine is dark in colour with lifted aromas of ripe cassis, blackberry, cedar and tobacco. Touch of vanilla. Dark black fruits continue on the palate, with a rich, silky mouth feel and longer lingering finish. Starting to drink well and reward careful cellaring through 2017. 25% new French oak, tightest grain, 20 months.
Silver - 2014 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

Gehringer Brothers Optimum Pinot Noir 2012, $20.99
Only those lots of wine that distinguish themselves as special are selected for the Optimum line. On the nose, heaps of ripe Okanagan plums and black cherries lift from the bouquet. On the palate, this full-bodied Pinot offers a tremendous concentration of jammy plum and berry fruit, hints of chocolate and spice, complemented by soft velvety tannins, framed with French oak.
Best Pinot Noir - 2014 Okanagan Wine Festival
Silver - 2014 Northwest wine Summit

Poplar Grove Merlot 2010, $29.90
"A $30 Wine That's Made Like A $100 Wine"...Neal McLeannan, Western Living Bright ruby red in colour. The nose is greeted with a bouquet of fresh berry fruit, vanilla and Okanagan sage with a hint of eucalyptus. Upon the first sip the Merlot unveils flavours of black current, chocolate and spice followed by notes of tobacco and vanilla. Velvety tannins and a round mid palate allows this medium bodied wine to have both structure and softness. 90% Merlot, 10% Malbec
Best Merlot - Okanagan Wine Festival
Bronze - International Wine and Spirits Competition
Silver - Los Angeles International Wine and Spirit Compeitition

Sandhill Estate Vineyard Syrah 2012, $19.99
Deep garnet purple colour with a lovely bouquet of blackberry jam, black cherry, Damson plum, vanilla extract, black pepper and leather. A dry, medium to full-bodied wine with velvety tannins and good structure. Rich, warm fruit flavours of black berries, currants, cherry and plum fill the mouth with a lingering finish that shows notes of sweet spice, chocolate and rich dark fruits. Enjoy with peppercorn steaks; braised meats; London broils; red meats in rich reductions; winter stews; game meats; short ribs; beef brisket; saucy barbecued ribs.

THE EXTRA - The Girls Vivacious Rose, was $24.99 NOW $19.99
The 2013 Vivacious Rosé is a unique blend, primarily a saignée of Merlot. The colour is a soft pink with an intensely fragrant, floral nose of raspberry and wild strawberry. The palate is dry, medium to light bodied, with a thread of acidity giving a beautifully refreshing quality to the wine, and helping to create a lingering finish.


Saturday, October 4 from 3 to 6

Blasted Church

We welcome Brent Hayman from Blasted Church. This is the winery with the funny labels; but, with seriously good wine.

Brent will pour five wines including some excellent choices for pairing with Thanksgiving dinners.

The wines being poured are:

Blasted Church Big Bang Theory, 2013, $19.50
Blend: 48% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 10% Pinot Noir, 8% Lemberger, 3% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc
Bouquet: Berry fruits, currants
Palate: Hearty, full flavoured, ripe
Food Pairings: This wine works best with lamb, beef, pork, game, most fowl, bread or pastry enclosures, and pizza or hamburgers

Blasted Church Pinot Gris 2011, $20.50
Bouquet: Fruit blossoms with pear and peach aromas.
Palate: Full bodied with citrus and orchard fruit flavours. The intense flavours carry through to the finish, balanced nicely by the acid.
Food Pairings: Think shellfish, BBQed salmon, scallops in brown butter, fresh shrimp cocktail, crab cakes and garlic prawns. Also pairs nicely with turkey, chicken, pork or pasta in cream sauces. For the adventurous try it with pork wellington! Also great as an aperitif or with soft cheeses.

Blasted Church Cabernet Merlot 2011, $26.50
Bouquet: Blackberry, cassis, mint, eucalyptus, spice and vanilla.
Palate: Dark berries, spice, currants, with a savoury mid-palate of rich cedar and leather followed by a spicy, solid finish.
Food Pairings: Red meats such as roast lamb or BBQ'd steaks, smoked meats and even dark chocolate.



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Ironwood Plaza
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Richmond, BC V7A 1N6
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