Play Estate Winery’s First Anniversary

Thanks to Katrina D’Costa and Mohamed Awad for inviting me to help them celebrate the one-year anniversary of Penticton’s Play Estate Winery. There was a big turn out for this event and those in attendance were either early fans or recent converts. General Manager and winemaker Mohamed Awad, having cut his chops at several other … Read morePlay Estate Winery’s First Anniversary

#Favourites what’s happening this week and beyond

  Celebrate the grand opening on Wednesday, July 12 at Tofino Resort and Marina “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina   Go for a drive #GoFurther150 Ford Canada drive experience   You won’t want to miss this inaugural event July 15 and 16 FIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS … Read more#Favourites what’s happening this week and beyond

“Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina

  Move over Tofino there’s a fresh and renewed Resort in town that offers the traveller the best of the West Coast experience. Your vacation can be a personalized, all inclusive package of your chose; tailored to your specific wants and needs at the Tofino Resort and Marina. Staying in Tofino has often been a … Read more“Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina

FIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE OKANAGAN VALLEY

  Weekend festival offers painting tutorials, wine tastings,  new brunch menus and more   Wine tastings, plein air painting sessions, and a fresh summer brunch menu await guests attending Art & Wine in the Vines, a collaborative affair hosted by Liquidity Wines, Noble Ridge Winery and The Federation of Canadian Artists. The weekend-long festival, taking … Read moreFIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE OKANAGAN VALLEY

#GoFurther150 Ford Canada drive experience

I love to get away in a brand new Ford Canada vehicle so when a last minute opportunity came up I couldn’t say “yes, please” fast enough. For this Ford experience we drove a Ford Explorer. The Ford Explorer is a great car for road trippers, families, and just about anyone who needs a little … Read more#GoFurther150 Ford Canada drive experience

Cook your catch with Wolf in the Fog and Tofino 1st Class Fishing 

Experience the ultimate fish and dine adventure   Experience a unique West Coast culinary adventure with Wolf in the Fog and Tofino 1st Class Fishing’s exciting new Fish & Dine package. “We’re so excited to be able to offer guests such an authentic West Coast experience”, says Jorge Bandarian, General Manager at Wolf in the … Read moreCook your catch with Wolf in the Fog and Tofino 1st Class Fishing 

8th Generation Winery in Summerland

  It’s always good to stop into 8th Generation when I am in Summerland, though it is seldom good for my credit card balance. Usually I stop by to see if they still have some of their unique Pinot Meunier Rosé or to pick up some of their award winning Rieslings. I go in with … Read more8th Generation Winery in Summerland

Blue Grouse Estate Winery has a handful of fun ways to spend your summer days

Summer is in full swing at Blue Grouse Estate Winery News, events and vintage releases Sip your way in to the most exciting season of the year at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Here’s the latest on upcoming summer celebrations at the winery: Back and tastier than ever: Thank you for patiently waiting on Blue Grouse’s new … Read moreBlue Grouse Estate Winery has a handful of fun ways to spend your summer days

#Favourite things to do this week in Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and the Okanagan

  Celebrate the grand opening on Wednesday, July 12 at Tofino Resort and Marina “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina     You won’t want to miss this inaugural event July 15 and 16 FIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE OKANAGAN VALLEY   … Read more#Favourite things to do this week in Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and the Okanagan

Matt Dumayne named in Western Living’s  Top 10 Foodies of the year

Okanagan Crush Pad winemaker  helping to reshape the way Western Canadians eat and drink.  Matt Dumayne has been named one of Western Living’s 2017 Top 10 Foodies of the year.  The shortlist shines a spotlight on the up-and-coming Western-Canada-based food and drink enthusiasts who are leading the way in our culinary landscape. Okanagan Crush Pad chief … Read moreMatt Dumayne named in Western Living’s  Top 10 Foodies of the year

Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler will welcome Rising Stars from June 25 to July 4 with support of Stingray Digital Group Inc.

    The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is making the final preparations to welcome 90 participants for the 2017 VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE AT WHISTLER. The immersive, ten-day training program returns to the Resort Municipality of Whistler for a third year, where Rising Stars of the classical music world will share this unique opportunity to live … Read moreVancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler will welcome Rising Stars from June 25 to July 4 with support of Stingray Digital Group Inc.

#TasteofThursday Journeys East Asian Ice Cream Surprise

  Journeys East Asian Ice Cream Surprise Yield:  approximately 1 quart   All of the sweet creations from Tulalip Resort Casino are produced at our in-house bakery for  guests to enjoy throughout the property.  At the resort’s Journeys East restaurant, the pastry team creates a signature ice cream dessert that utilizes an ice cream base, … Read more#TasteofThursday Journeys East Asian Ice Cream Surprise

Osoyoos Kicks Off Summer with Annual Cherry Fiesta, July 1

  Canada Day celebration includes live entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks and more On Saturday, July 1, the town of Osoyoos celebrates our country’s 150th birthday with the 69th annual Cherry Fiesta. The fun begins at 7:30 am with a Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the Town Square, followed by the Cherry Fiesta Parade on Main Street … Read moreOsoyoos Kicks Off Summer with Annual Cherry Fiesta, July 1

SUMMERDINE 2017 – LES DAMES DO DINNER

  ANNUAL FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH   Mark Wednesday, August 16th on your calendar for a delicious province-wide dining celebration as Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter presents Les Dames Summerdine – featuring fabulous food and glorious wines unfolding on one day only at more than 30 different restaurants, wineries, cooking schools and culinary venues … Read moreSUMMERDINE 2017 – LES DAMES DO DINNER

Dividend is back! Liquidity Wine, Bistro and Gallery

  We are excited to announce that we have now released the 2015 vintage of our Bordeaux inspired Dividend. This Cabernet Sauvignon blend will be the perfect companion for all of your summer BBQs. This full-bodied red blend has ripe aromas of black cherry, dark berries, spice and caramel. On the palate, big ripe tannins … Read moreDividend is back! Liquidity Wine, Bistro and Gallery

Okanagan Culinary Adventure continues with Ambrosia by Chef Bongo

  It was with much anticipation that we continued our Okanagan Culinary Adventure with the premier event of the weekend – a long table five course dinner at Ambrosia by Chef Bongo in the Naramata Heritage Inn. We had already been treated to a delicious lunch earlier in the day as we were introduced to … Read moreOkanagan Culinary Adventure continues with Ambrosia by Chef Bongo

Explore the Okanagan’s many facets – come hell or high water

If ever there was a time to remind us of the many facets of the Okanagan, the flooding of some of our beaches and properties is it. Long gone – if they ever existed – are the days when all the Okanagan had to offer was “Beaches and Peaches” as a popular tourism tag promised. Clearly, … Read moreExplore the Okanagan’s many facets – come hell or high water

Mayne Island Pinot Noir Challenge

The location – Mayne Island. The setting – stunning ocean view The weather – perfect. The cast – the usual Tasting Ten gang minus one. The challenge? Ten glasses of Pinot Noir. Rate them, rank them and try to guess the country of origin.   Could it be any better? This was the most recent event … Read moreMayne Island Pinot Noir Challenge

Okanagan Falls Winery Association 6th Annual PARTY IN THE PARK

Tickets have just been released for the Okanagan Falls Winery Association’s 6th Annual Party in the Park. Held in the “Heart of Wine Country” all 15 member wineries will come together for an evening filled with award-winning wines, food & live entertainment. Join us on Friday, July 7th, 2017 from 5PM to 9PM at Kenyon … Read moreOkanagan Falls Winery Association 6th Annual PARTY IN THE PARK

KLM teams up with Our Cityride Vancouver 2017

  Dutch airline partners with event organizers to help launch inaugural event in Canada   Our Cityride Vancouver is excited to announce that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed on as a featured partner for the event’s inaugural year in Canada, taking place on August 19th 2017. Known for their customer-friendly technology and innovative products, … Read moreKLM teams up with Our Cityride Vancouver 2017