All Hands on Deck for Wine for Waves

Once again Naramata Bench Wineries Association (NBWA) sets sail to Vancouver to present Wine for Waves, April 28. It’s like a landlocked regatta of BC’s best wineries paired with sustainable seafood prepared by some of the finest chefs with all proceeds to benefit Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. “Since the first event in 2013, Wine…

Okanagan Feast of Fields Goes ‘Off the Grid’

  The 8th annual FarmFolk CityFolk Okanagan Feast of Fields being held on Sunday, August 14th is now just a few weeks away.  Described as a wandering harvest festival, it showcases some of the very best of the region including chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, and distillers.  Okanagan Feast of Fields highlights the connections between farmer and chef, field to…

Dive into WINE FOR WAVES in Vancouver

  The highly anticipated annual Spring Wine Release event, WINE FOR WAVES, by the Naramata Bench Wineries Association in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program is Thursday, April 28. Set at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver from 7 to 9:30 pm, all proceeds to benefit Ocean Wise. Clearly, it’s a great time…

Burrowing Owl Wines and Culinary Pairings at Kitsilano Boathouse

  On Wednesday, April 27 2016, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery will team up with The Boathouse Kitsilano for a unique tasting event.  Guests will enjoy a six-course tasting menu paired with premium wines from the Okanagan icon.  Burrowing Owl’s Brand Ambassador, Sophie Laurent, and Bill Sanford from Appellation Wine Marketing will host the event.  …

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

If you move quickly, you might still find some seating available at one of the many restaurants participating in this great initiative of the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) and Wines of British Columbia. (And now BC Craft Brewers Guild.) Renamed and expanded to include menus paired with craft beer and spirits as well…

Celebration of Le Vieux Pin 10th Vintage

 Pairing Le Vieux Pin Elegant Wines with Savoury German Cuisine    Vancouver’s Bauhaus Restaurant is teaming up with the Okanagan’s Le Vieux Pin for a New World twist on two seminal European culinary cultures.    On Tuesday, October 27 2015, Bauhaus will host a five-course dinner.  Guests will enjoy premium bottles from Le Vieux Pin,…

Embracing the Summer of Spritz

Summer is fleeting so when the sun is sizzling my skin and I’m wiping the sweat from my brow rather than complain I’m open to cooling suggestions. One welcome recommendation this year comes from the iconic Italian aperitif Aperol in the form of its Aperol Spritz cocktail. Festive with its bright orange colour, the Aperol…

Salute! to #NegroniWeek

While Negroni Week was first presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari in 2013, I hadn’t heard about it until this year. What a great idea to celebrate one of the great classic cocktails while raising money for charitable causes around the world. “From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from more than 100 participating bars…