Filling your wine rack with some local gems and classics during the last few weeks of Summer!

Filling your wine rack with some local gems and classics during the last few weeks of Summer!


It’s the last few weeks of summer and fall is approaching fast. I like all four seasons, but especially fall and winter.  With BBQ season almost done for the year, it is time for slow-cooked meals, Dutch ovens, crock pots and hearty meals. The cooler weather matches well with bigger wines (maybe a switch from white to red) and warmer dinners. I probably drank more white than red this summer, but it also depends on the food pairing. I’m looking forward to tasting the newest release of the iconic Black Hills Nota Bene 2016. This is one of BC’s greatest red blends (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc) and it sells out every vintage since their first in 1999. I will be pouring the 2016 Nota Bene this Saturday in the Langley Vintage Room! Collectors and BC wine enthusiasts are quick with this one, it will sell out fast! Retails for $62.49.


We also have the Beni Di Batasiolo 2007 Barolo in all our Vintage Rooms. This is a fantastic wine that is ready to drink (requires a few hours of decanting) or could be cellared for another few years. A great match with wild mushroom risotto and aged parmesan Reggiano or a charcuterie board with meats and aged cheeses. A steal at $55!


I am also very excited to have Checkmate in the Vintage Room here at our Langley location. These wines are very hard to get (restaurants get first dibs) so I’m lucky to carry it! We have the 2013 Silent Bishop Merlot and 2014 Attack Chardonnay. This artisanal winery only produces two varietals (Chardonnay and Merlot) and they do it right. Some of the best Chardonnay and Merlot Canada has to offer!! Very small production, 12 barrels for the Merlot.

The 2014 Attack Chardonnay retails for $114.99 and the 2013 Silent bishop Merlot retails for $84.99.


Enjoy the last few weeks of Summer!