The California (Wine) Legacy

  The California Wine Legacy   Signorello, Stags’ Leap, White Rock… some of the most iconic names in the California/American wine industry. Now these wineries and many more are smouldering ruins and in the wake of these fires a piece of our collective history, our living history, has gone too. We in British Columbia understand…

AU COMPTOIR MARKS THIRD ANNIVERSARY BY WELCOMING LA QUERCIA CHEF/OWNER ADAM PEGG FOR COLLABORATIVE CULINARY EVENT, OCTOBER 23 

  Award-winning Kitsilano Bistro Celebrates Successful Third Year by Hosting Exclusive Seven-Course, French-meets-Italian Feast with Wine Pairings     Two pedigreed culinary talents will share the stage when Au Comptoir Executive Chef Daniel McGee and La Quercia Chef/Owner Adam Pegg come together to co-host a collaborative dinner in celebration of the acclaimed Kitsilano brasserie’s third…

Mirabel Vineyards Releases Debut Chardonnay

  The much-anticipated Mirabel Chardonnay makes its debut entrance just in time for fall   Kelowna’s Mirabel Vineyards is proud to announce the release of its first-ever Chardonnay ($40.00 SRP), made from whole bunch pressed Naramata Chardonnay grapes. Restaurants can pre-order this wine through the order desk via email or phone 250.494.4445 ext 2. The grapes were hand-harvested on October…

Wasn’t that a party? Naramata Tailgate Party a smashing success!

  With thanks to the Naramata Bench Winery Association for inviting me (+ one) to join them for the annual Naramata Tailgate Party held at Red Rooster Winery in Penticton celebrating the harvest. Tailgate Party tickets included shuttles from Penticton and Naramata. The theme for the Naramata Tailgate party was “back to our roots” and guests…

Joinery Squamish Offers Fresh, Local Cuisine

  There’s an exciting new addition to the culinary scene in Squamish.  Joinery is pleased to announce it opened its doors on September 15, 2017.   The restaurant is the newest initiative from the owners of Squamish’s Cloudburst Café and The Locavore food truck.  The Locavore quickly became a neighbourhood favourite, as well as a…

Ned Bell Releases First Cookbook: Lure – Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast

Chef and Sustainable Seafood Advocate Aims to Inspire and Educate the Home Chef   Popular Canadian chef and personality Ned Bell of Chefs for Oceans and Ocean Wise, is thrilled to release his long-awaited first cookbook, Lure. The creation of this thoughtful book has been a dream of Bell’s since completing his 8,700km bike journey…

Dinner at Burdock & Co a Garden of Earthy Delights from Burpee and garden therapy

  Last night I was one of a large group of media hosted by Burpee at a dinner held at local restaurant Burdock & Co with garden therapy‘s Stephanie Rose as the guest speaker.   Stephanie spoke about her passion for gardening and how it developed into her blog garden therapy where you can find all sorts…

Harvest Season at CheckMate

  Winemaker Phil McGahan and the CheckMate Team are well into the 2017 Harvest and Vintage.  We have begun with Chardonnay from our eastern vineyards on Osoyoos Lake Bench and Black Sage Bench which will become Capture, Knight’s Challenge and Little Pawn.  Our grapes are hand-picked at night, chilled, hand sorted and gently pressed to preserve the quality of the…

Upper Bench Winery receives its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for BC Wine 

  Naramata Bench chardonnay wins prestigious accolade    Upper Bench Winery and Creamery is thrilled to welcome the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, to its winery on the picturesque Naramata Bench this Thursday, September 14, to receive its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia wines.     One of…