Show 208, January 28, 2017: Sommelier Rachel von Sturmer, Vancouver & Okanagan Valley, B.C.

Rachel CVon SturmerThere is a burgeoning local wine industry in British Columbia. Sommelier Rachel Von Strumer is a passionate wine writer who divides her time between Vancouver and the Okanagan Valley (where 80 per cent of the wine grape plantings in B.C. are located.)

Rachel holds the WSET Diploma, is a Vinitaly Italian Wine Ambassador, a Judge of American and Canadian wines at the International Wine & Spirits Competition. She is also a trained chef.

Rachel is the author of Wine Tripping – Your Guide to the Best Wineries of British Columbia.

“Design your ultimate trip through British Columbia’s gorgeous Okanagan & Similkameen Valley wine country.

Get ready to visit the very best producers, hand-picked for you in each region from Osoyoos to Lake Country.

Explore BC’s hidden gem wineries, and glamorous modern tasting rooms.”

Rachel brought in two representative premium Okanagan wines to sample that pair well with Dim Sum.