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Crush season is here again, starting with Sauvignon Blanc from Rob Cleave in the Okanagan. The weather was perfect and the grapes bursting with flavour. 4,000 lbs. were processed. This is the first of several deliveries that will be crushed this Fall, as grape varietals ripen at different times. Our club partners with the […]
31 Saanich Sommeliers members and friends spent a lovely Sunday visiting 3 wineries in the Cowichan valley south of Duncan. We had a great day with excellent tours and tastings – congratulations to all involved in the organization. The following gallery has a few photos to commemorate the day.
One of Saanich Sommeliers ongoing purposes is to provide winemaking education for its members as well and to share this winemaking education with its affiliated club Nanaimo Winemakers. On Wednesday evening April 26 at Sharon and Murray Bierd’s residence the club, hosted a presentation by Alan Marks, Technical Sales Representative of ScottLabs Canada from Kelowna […]
Team work, laughter, pruning shears, delicious food and outstanding wine. Got the job done! A successful day at Symphony Vineyard with volunteers from Saanich Sommeliers helping to pick Symphony’s excellent Pinot Gris grapes right here on Vancouver Island. Club members also purchased 1500 pounds of the harvest are now working independently with their crush from […]
Saanich Sommeliers press off the juice from freshly-crushed premium Chardonnay grapes from the Okanagan region of BC.
The attached internet address contains just about every calculator a home winemaker needs. There is also other useful information. www.grapestompers.com
Nanaimo Winemakers and Saanich Sommeliers Chardonnay Workshop Notes Colin Nicholson and Don Graham September 26 &27, 2015 A well stocked wine store usually has a good selection of Chardonnay wine reflecting the popularity of that wine with consumers. The Chardonnay grape is cultivated throughout the world’s wine growing regions and the characteristics or styles of […]
When there are deposits in your wine after you have bottled and you decide that you need to uncork and re-settle the wine prior to bottling (again), here is a great tool to help you get the wine back into carboys while reducing the exposure to air. The device in the photo is simply a […]
Here are the photos of Ron’s gadgets & the descriptors as discussed in the November club meeting: Wine Barrel holder: Made of wood, with 4 castor wheels, the wine barrel moves easily in the wine room. This tool is made of plastic hose with underground sprinkler parts and allows you to speed […]