Aspirational Okanagan Wineries Form New Group

‘The Okanagan Wine Initiative’ Members Set to Collaborate and Raise Profile   Seven leading BC wineries: 50th Parallel Estate Winery, Culmina Family Estate Winery, Haywire Wines, Liquidity Wines, Painted Rock Estate Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, and Summerhill Pyramid Winery, have formed a partnership, The Okanagan Wine Initiative. The association groups together these seven Okanagan wineries…

Abbotsford’s Singletree Winery Opens A Second Location in the Okanagan

‘Singletree Naramata Bench’ celebrates the home of their red wine grapes The Etsell family, owners of Singletree Winery in Abbotsford British Columbia (BC), proudly announce that they have purchased a property in order to open a second Singletree Winery location in Naramata, BC. The property they purchased was formerly called Ledlin Family Vineyards and had…

LIQUIDITY WINES TOASTS THE SEASON WITH SPRING RELEASES AND NEW TALENT IN THE BISTRO

Spring has arrived at Liquidity Wines, bringing with it the re-opening of Liquidity Bistro – helmed by a powerhouse new chef and operations manager – and a fresh selection of wines perfect for patio season. There’s never been a better time to visit the vineyard and raise a glass to the best season yet! Visitors to…

Once Upon a Wine

The APVSA is a Montreal based company, which helps European wine producers find new markets in Canada and the United States. Their most recent tour was titled ‘Once Upon a Wine’ and featured affordable wines from France and Spain, many of which were organic and vegan wines. Producers included Arriezu Vineyards and Etedaria from Spain…

All-Star chef line-up and new Sunday brunch planned for Taste Washington’s 21st birthday

  Biggest menu of events and special guests booked for Taste Washington 2018   Taste Washington is keeping it fresh for its biggest year yet, with a talented group of culinary stars and a brand new Sunday brunch event. Tickets to the entire Taste Washington festival are on sale now at tastewashington.org. New to the…

Rheingau, the Land of Riesling

  ­­The BC chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, or CAPS recently hosted a seminar titled, “Terroir of Rheingau: The Region of Riesling”, and featured four wines from the prestigious Weingut Robert Weil.   ‘Weingut’ can be translated as vineyard, wine growing estate or winery. Export Manager Nicolas Pfaff was on hand to lead…

Best Sommelier of BC Competition Returns to Vancouver

  New competing category for 2018 BC Aspiring Sommelier      Hosted by The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers British Columbia Chapter (CAPS BC), the fourth annual Best Sommelier of BC Competition returns to Rogers Arena on January 29th, 2018.  This annual competition attracts some of the best and brightest sommeliers from across the province to compete for the…