A Wine-Tasting Room Like No Other: This summer at CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Okanagan winery pours the most coveted Chardonnay and Merlot from Canada amid stunning hilltop views in its architecturally inspired tasting room – the art of winemaking and architecture joined as one.   Since the release of its first bottles in 2015, CheckMate Artisanal Winery has established a reputation as the most acclaimed new winery in…

Liquidity Wines 2016 Equity and 2016 Dividend Now Available!

2016 Equity Pinot Noir It’s finally here – our 2016 Pinot Noir Equity ($56/bottle) is now available. This age-worthy Pinot has an elegant nose with aromas of ripe red berries, black cherry, violets, red plum and a hint of earthiness. Bright acidity and ripe velvety tannins open up to layered flavours of black cherry, raspberry,…

BC Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2018 Annual General Meeting

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 10, 2018 at the Delta Hotel, Kelowna), that brought together winery owners from across BC, the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors. Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of…

Our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Quails’ Gate Gewürztraminer

This delightful Summer Sipping recommendation is a full bodied, flavourful, aromatic favourite – Gewürztraminer. This off dry German style wine is often suggested for a pairing with Asian or spicy foods. My personal favourite pairing is with strong flavoured cheeses like French camembert (Saint Albray or similar St. Andre), tomato based antipasti or a black olive…

Nine Times a Winner: Vanessa Vineyard Collects Honours at Home and Abroad

Three competitions award BC winery with Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze   Acclaimed British Columbia winery Vanessa Vineyard has brought home a combined nine honours from three prestigious international competitions — an exceptional feat for a winery of such relative youth. The 2018 edition of the All Canadian Wine Championships (Canada’s oldest wine competition),…

More of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping wines under $20. from Quails’ Gate Winery

Here are the wines we drink when we want to keep to a budget. Our #FavouriteThings include these tasty offerings from Quails’ Gate – all priced under $20.00. These are the wines we drink, enjoy and recommend to our readers. These wines are all available from the Quails’ Gate online store. 2017 Dry Riesling Available: In Stock $16.99…

We Want Rosé! The Story Behind This Budding Beverage

  Fetzer Vineyards Introduces Adorada Rosé and Pinot Gris, Delivers Sensory Experience in Two Fast-Growing Varietal Segments Innovative Style Brings Evocative Aromatics to Traditional Categories  Bringing fresh innovation to the surging Rosé and Pinot Gris categories, Fetzer Vineyards has introduced newcomer Adorada with two inaugural offerings: a 2016 Rosé and a 2016 Pinot Gris, made…

FOURTH OF JULY at Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa

FOURTH OF JULY A special Fourth of July event at Blaine’s Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa     Join us for a special celebration on the Fourth of July, complete with family-friendly beachside activities including lawn games, arts and crafts, face painting, plus live music and our Seaside Sizzle, the ultimate beach barbecue experience. At…