Hello fellow Snoothers!
Over recent years, I’ve attended numerous tasting events, co-founded a monthly wine club, ventured the estates of some of the finest wineries of the Okanagan region (Canada) and experimented with winemaking. To me, wine is more than a beverage - it is a passion! Wine, however, is such a broad topic that I still greatly classify myself a rookie.
If you have any suggestions on how I can maximize my Snooth experience, feel free to let me know.
Thanks all! :)
Hello fellow Snoothers!
- Reply by JonDerry, Nov 26, 2013.
Welcome Victoria...in the forum we have a pretty open floor. From brief descriptions of the wine we happen to be enjoying on a given night to vintage talk, to how the wine is made, and comparing different regions/producers, you name it!
- Reply by dvogler, Nov 26, 2013.
My name is Darren. I live in Victoria (that sounds weird now).
I was in Penticton one year ago and did a two day power tour. A friend and I went through 22 wineries in two days. We knew what we were looking to taste though...so we declined all white and asked for the big stuff. Several said they didn't open it for tasting, and we'd say thanks and go. But we found many obliged and so I collected 15 really big ones. Some, I have since opened and decided I wouldn't replace them.
It would be interesting to see what you like and see if there's any we would agree or disagree on.
Some I've been holding are Painted Rock Red Icon, Burrowing Owl Athene and Meritage, Herder Josephine, Poplar Grove Legacy, Nkmp Merryim (misspelled I'm sure!), La Stella Maestoso, and many more. I love Township 7 merlot for an anytime wine.
I'm new to this site also.
Talk to you later!
- Reply by EMark, Nov 27, 2013.
Welcome to the Forum, Victoria. We look forward to learning from your wine adventures. I certainly recommend that you participate here to "maximize" your "Snooth experience." There are some pretty knowledgeable and courteous people here who love to engage and exchange ideas.
It seems that a lot of Canadians have been introducing themselves, lately. It is great to get perspectives from different areas. For what it's worth, I happened to see an article the other day that the 2013 harvest for Icewine grapes in British Columbia has been the best ever. I don't know how that translates to the finished product, but the growers seemed excited.
Darren, maybe I lead a sheltered life down here in Baja Canada, but I have never heard of any of the producers that you mentioned. Please keep it up and report to us when you open them up.