A fundraising initiative for Les Dames d’Escoffier BC, each bottle of #dameswine supports food and beverage education for BC’s dynamic women. Limited production of two wines, a white and a red sourced from vineyards in British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, will be available for online purchase in May, 2016, and at select retail locations and restaurants. The Dames Wines were crafted by Mireille Sauvé under license number 302084 in Okanagan Falls, BC.
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Les Dames d’Escoffier
Les Dames d’Escoffier is a leadership culinary organization composed of women who have not only achieved success in their professions, but who contribute significantly to their communities.
Les Dames d’Escoffier, British Columbia Chapter, is a society of professional woman. Our purpose is to promote the understanding, appreciation and knowledge of food, wine, hospitality, nutrition, food technology, the arts of the table and other fields as they relate to these disciplines; to promote improvement in supply, preparation and service in these areas and to promote the education and advancement of, and to supply advice and assistance to, women in careers related to food, wine, hospitality, nutrition, food technology, the arts of the table and other fields as they relate to these disciplines.
Dames White – $25
The Dames White is a light straw colour with aromas of apricot, apple, pineapple and a hint of lime zest and mineral undertones. On the palate — light-bodied with lively acidity, racy lemon and lime. Pear, apricot and lychee fruit flavours. A beautiful BC blend of 80% Pinot Blanc from Sperling Vineyard in Kelowna, 10% Riesling from Sperling Vineyard in Kelowna, and 10% Gewurztraminer from Meyer Family Vineyards in Okanagan Falls.
Dames Red – $25
The Dames Red is a great ‘fireplace wine’, enjoyed on its own with friends or alongside assorted charcuterie and cheese plates, burgers or stew. Deep crimson with a burgundy hue, with rich vanilla-infused mulled berry aromas joined by bright red cherry juice and a toasty star anise spicy note. A beautiful BC blend of 70% Merlot and 30% organic Syrah, both sourced from vineyards in the south Okanagan.
Mireille Sauvé, director of the Wine Umbrella and member of the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, is blending her wine skills with her desire to support women in BC’s beverage and food industries. Thanks to a scholarship from the Dames organization, she became Canada’s youngest female sommelier in 1997, and together with a team of women she is paying it forward with the production of Dames Wine. Proceeds from the sale of the #dameswine — will support food and beverage education for women in BC.