Canadian Flavours Gala

Get a Taste of Canada.

April 28, 2015

By DJ Kearney / Photo: Luis Valdizon

As part of EAT! Vancouver, this Thursday (Apr. 30) the Terminal City Club hosts the Canadian Flavours Gala—a celebration of all that’s delicious and distinctive about our great country’s gastronomy, as well as the fine marine sustainability work done by Ocean Wise. Equally distinctive wines from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association have been chosen to complement the chefs’ creations. Go here for tickets and more information.

Whether you’re able to attend the gala or not, you can easily get a taste of the benchland wine region with this winner from our 11th annual Wine Awards.

Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc 2013 

B.C. +500322   

Lake Breeze consistently makes one of the best pinot blanc wines in Canada, lavishing respect on a grape that is often tucked into a blend, or treated like indistinct pinot gris or chardonnay. The warm 2013 vintage gives this clever version made by Garron Elmes scents of ripe apples, honey, clover, and delicate flowers, with juicy flavours of tree fruit and vivid citrus. Dry, medium weight, with purity and freshness, it’s a study in respectful farming of old vines, minimalist winemaking, and the voice of Naramata’s terroir. Try it with simple grilled fish or a zesty goat-cheese salad.

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