Devour Kelowna Recap

On Saturday, March 7, Kelowna’s best and brightest culinary talents were out in full force at Okanagan College for Devour. This is a spirited event where chefs, brewmasters, mixologists, winemakers and distillers get together for an evening of pure indulgence. The second annual Devour event in Kelowna was a huge success, with nearly 30 restaurants…

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country hosts BC’s most eclectic food festivals this spring 

 Pig Out, enjoy a Primavera pasta feast and indulge in oysters in the vineyards Come to Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country this spring and experience BC’s most eclectic food festivals. From a vineyard pig roast to an oyster extravaganza and the Half Corked Marathon’s winning combination of wine and running – there are plenty of fun times for…

The Fraser Valley’s Newest Winery Opens

Singletree Winery Welcomes Visitors to Share a Taste of Mt. Lehman Terroir   In Short:   Singletree Winery has officially opened in the Fraser Valley. Abbotsford’s Estell family has evolved from farmers to winery owners with the aim to be a heart of agri-business in BC. The family is proud to invite visitors to their charming little…

La Dolce Vita – Back to the basics

It’s hard to imagine Sam Walton ever having dreamt of selling off Walmart and opening up a five-and-dime store. Or Ray Kroc divesting himself of McDonald’s so he could start all over with a food truck. But there is a growing trend among successful winery entrepreneurs who cash out their holdings and start over again…

Canada brings a taste of BC to China this Spring

British Columbia events showcase “East meets West” Culinary Collaboration in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong   It’s no secret that British Columbia, Canada boasts all kinds of delicious ingredients, outstanding wines, talented chefs and amazing natural beauty. British Columbia has long been a very popular destination for visitors from China, and increasingly residents of…

Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews

2013 Garnacha (5G) Torres Campo de Borja, Spain $17.99 Bronze Medal Garnet red tinged with purple and a medium-deep intensity. The nose shows aromas of cherry, plum, forest floor, earth and cocoa. Good balance. Pleasing fruit on the palate with a medium-long finish.     2011 Riesling Zeller Peter & Peter (Feinherb) Mosel, Germany $12.59…

A new star is born!

Celebrating the Inaugural release of Syrah Cuvée Classique.   It’s big, it’s powerful. Cuvée Classique shows the dark, savory side of Syrah. It is all about the spice, pepper notes and darker fruit profile that this noble grape variety can show us, when cared for and grown in select terroir. According to Chinese philosophy, yin and yang, which…

Tuscany in a bottle!

Announcing the release of Fortissimo 2012. Paying respect to the pioneers of Tuscany. This release of Fortissimo is a blend of 39% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Sangiovese Grosso. Showcasing the most amount of Cab Franc than in previous years. It’s our version of a Super-Tuscan. “A ‘Super Tuscan’ is described…

How to taste Wines like a Pro, and remember them too

Every day is a good day for vino. But the turn of the year sure gets wine and food festivals going. From Dine Out Vancouver and the California Wine Fair,  and EAT!, another major event held in Vancouver, wine tasting enthusiasts everywhere are in for a treat this spring. But extravaganzas of magnitude can be overwhelming with hundreds or even…

VINEXPO 2015: Main Trends in Canadian Wine and Spirits Market Revealed

The Story:Vinexpo revealed today the highly-anticipated results of its 12th study of the World Wine and Spirits Market with an Outlook to 2018, conducted by British agency International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR).Global consumption of still and sparkling wines rose by 2.7 per cent between 2009 and 2013 to reach 2.648 billion 9-litre cases, the equivalent of more than…