how to run a wine club – it’s all about the mullet (ktw)

Thinking of maybe starting a little wine club in the new year?

Here is the link to the article on running a wine club tasting in your home!

Kamloops This Week – Wine Club



how to start a wine club – ktw

Here is the link to the Kamloops This Week article on starting your own wine club!

Kamloops This Week – Wine Club

Looking for theme ideas?

Hi all,


I realized after getting a large number of notifications that I have just one article on here that is tagged with wine themes… I am sorry! There are many references and lists over the 3 years of posts. Please try using the search bar at the top of the home page and just search themes. Also, the wine tastings tags will be helpful to you, too! As soon as I am done drinking wine in the woods for the weekend I promise I’ll go back and tag the articles properly!

And, welcome to the blog if you are arriving here for the first time! We are happy to have you and love your feedback, your comments and we GLADLY take all suggestions for wines to try! Maybe you will see your recommended wine featured on the blog or in the paper one day!


wine theme – chinese new year

Our wine club is meeting this month to kick off the new year. Although our ‘official’ tasting isn’t on Chinese New Year we have picked the celebration as our theme!


I’m excited about this theme. I think there will be a nice variety of wines and of food pairings. Remember, this year I am focusing on the pairing part of my wine hobby.

So, can you buy Chinese wine? Umm… well, not really. You can buy sake. I have had sake. It’s a rice wine. You drink it warmed up a bit and it tastes like rubbing alcohol to me. Maybe you love it. Lucky you. I would rather drink my own pee put through a survival filter to make water. And I would never do that. Sake is an experience. Give it a go.

Instead of having a sake hoe down we plan to pick some fantastic ‘Year of the Horse’ themed snacks, desserts and finger foods and then find some great wines to go with them. No horse meat allowed. This is not Quebec.

Planning to try this out but not sure where to start? I go back to my age-old wine advice. Turn the bottle around. Find your ingredients listed as good matches on the back of the bottle and start there. And think outside the box. Bold reds!! Not just sweet Rieslings and spring rolls. Sparkling?? Bright, fresh, green wines. Getting excited? Is your mouth watering?

Invite your friends over to start the year right! If you need help planning a wine tasting at home search back on this blog for some beginner tips. And stay tuned for the results of our evening in the Orient!

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december wine club selection is live! (AND CHEAP)

december wine club selection is live!

you can find out all about it by clicking on the wine club tab at the top of the page. BTW – highlight of your Christmas season. This wine is like $10. happy WALLET!!


the wine club is live – how to find it

I will post the wine club info once on the home page each month. Just so it’s not lost!! So here you go! ps – sign up to get the email if you want to be sure not to miss the monthly selection!! Or you can hover over the wine club tab and it will bring up each month for you. Once you click on that month you’ll see the assignment then the reviews as they roll in after the 10th! Please let me know if you have any questions! I look forward to hearing what you have to say about the selected wine!

Hello Wine Club Members!

I am excited to announce our first wine and just how the club will work!

Because it is a virtual club, you’ll be on your own in terms of sipping but we’ll compare together a bit later in the month. We’ll each be trying the same wine and we can compare what we tasted, what we liked and what we didn’t together on the blog.

Here is how it will work;

1. I’ll announce the wine (you’ll get an email and it will be added to the wine club tab on the blog).

2. You have 10 days or so before we’ll start to comment on the wine and share our thoughts as a group. After 10 days comments will open up. The current month’s wine will always be at the top of the page but the previous wines will still be below so you can be slow if you need to.

3. As a group we will determine a rating for the wine and it will be added to the wine list with our collective score.

4. We start again!

My suggestion is that you try the wine twice. You don’t need two bottles but you should try it without food and with (if that is the suggestion of the winemaker) and I often try a wine again a day or two after I opened it as that can make a huge difference. I just leave it open on the counter to get air!

Ready for this month’s wine? Here we go!

I chose this wine for 2 reasons… okay, three. The first is because it is a BC VQA wine. The second is I have always liked the winery and they are still little enough to care about the local customers. The third is that the price point is reasonable.

Without further ado…

RED ROOSTER 2011 Bantam

This is a white blend and sells for $14.99 at the BC Liquor store. It is readily available and you can get it lots of places!!

Okay, here we go! Enjoy your tasting and let us know what you think!


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