Quails’ Gate Showcases Okanagan’s Best at Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner

    Quails’ Gate Winery is pleased to announce the launch of a Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner that will take place on Saturday, July 25 2015.  Building on the success of its Dinner in the Vineyard series, the winery will host an al fresco long-table dinner that combines locally sourced cuisine and world-class wines at a welcoming communal table. … Read moreQuails’ Gate Showcases Okanagan’s Best at Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione a year from its launch: great success, greater ambition

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione a year from its launch: great success, greater ambition   More than a year has passed since, in the impressive Salone dei Cinquecento at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, 35 vintners presented, for the very first time in the world, their Gran Selezione wines, a new type of Chianti Classico at the … Read moreChianti Classico Gran Selezione a year from its launch: great success, greater ambition

Evolve Cellars Opening on Bottleneck Drive

The Intentional Evolution of BC Wine Evolve Cellars Opens Its Doors in Summerland May 16 On May 16, 2015, a new winery opens in Summerland: Evolve Cellars. Using fruit exclusively from premium vineyards in the south Okanagan Valley, Evolve Cellars is a must-visit for this summer’s Bottleneck Drive Tour. The fresh and fruit-forward wines are a perfect complement … Read moreEvolve Cellars Opening on Bottleneck Drive

Stephen Wong Cooks Up Perfect Pairings May 9th at BC Liquor Stores

Enjoy the Serendipity! where German Wines meet Asian Cuisine German wines will share the spotlight with Asian foods in BC Liquor Stores throughout the month of May, 2015. 60 stores will feature lively displays of a select 12 German wines, including a sparkling Riesling and a Dornfelder Pinot Noir. Customers can pick up their complimentary … Read moreStephen Wong Cooks Up Perfect Pairings May 9th at BC Liquor Stores

Vij’s Sommelier Creates A Wine For Charity

 Vij’s Star Sommelier Mike Bernardo Launches Okanagan Crush Pad’s 5th Wine Campus Project Mike B Riesling Cabinett 2014 Vancouver’s 2014 Sommelier of the Year, Mike Bernardo Vij’s Companies director of operations and wine director released  Okanagan Crush Pad wineries 5th Wine Campus project Mike B Riesling Cabinett ($24.90) on April 29, 2015. The Wine Campus program allows local sommeliers to shepherd a … Read moreVij’s Sommelier Creates A Wine For Charity

Quails’ Gate Showcases Okanagan’s Best at Harvest Table Dinner

  Quails’ Gate Showcases Okanagan’s Best at Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner   Quails’ Gate Winery is pleased to announce the launch of a Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner that will take place on Saturday, July 25 2015.  Building on the success of its Dinner in the Vineyard series, the winery will host an al fresco long-table dinner that combines locally … Read moreQuails’ Gate Showcases Okanagan’s Best at Harvest Table Dinner

Summerhill Celebrates with Spot Prawns

Summerhill Supports Sustainable Seafood Join the Winery at the 9th Annual Spot Prawn Festival May 17 Summerhill Pyramid Winery, long known both for backing environmentally-progressive initiatives, as well as its unwavering support for local and artisanal foodservice providers, has been named the lone wine sponsor at the 9th Annual Spot Prawn Festival, on May 17, 2015, presented by … Read moreSummerhill Celebrates with Spot Prawns

Something to ‘Wine’ About

The Rotary Club of Steveston’s 14th Annual Fundraiser is almost here! From humble beginnings in 2001, the annual charity wine festival run by the Rotary Club of Steveston has blossomed into a fabulous event not to be missed by exhibitors or the public. Held this year on Friday, May 8th, at the historic Gulf of Georgia … Read moreSomething to ‘Wine’ About

Just Bottled! 2014 Vivace Pinot Grigio

Announcing the 2014 Vivace Pinot Grigio. The Vivace is showing robust and bright flavours for the 2014 vintage. It greets you with a very expressive nose of apple and pear aromas, mountain herbs and Meyer lemon zest. The palate is packed with fruit cocktail flavours that enter the mouth in a concentrated fashion before they … Read moreJust Bottled! 2014 Vivace Pinot Grigio

Series Begins May 6 with Focus on Wines Hailing From the Veneto Region  

VENI, VIDI, VINO: CIBO TRATTORIA TO UNCORK EXCLUSIVE SERIES OF FIVE-COURSE DINNERS SPOTLIGHTING ITALIAN WINE   Cibo Trattoria is set to take aficionados of all things Italian on an inspired tour of the country as the restaurant launches a series of five-course dinners that shine a light on some of Italy’s most famous cuisine and wine-producing … Read moreSeries Begins May 6 with Focus on Wines Hailing From the Veneto Region  

2nd Annual Wine in the Garden Returns 

VanDusen Botanical Gardens to benefit from wine and song Howard Normann of  VanDusen Botanical Gardens and Julian Scholefield of Bottleneck Drive look forward to welcoming people to Wine In the Garden. Summerland area wineries from the Bottleneck Drive Winery Association are headed to Vancouver to raise funds for one of Vancouver’s most treasured spaces. On May 28, VanDusen Botanical Garden, … Read more2nd Annual Wine in the Garden Returns 

Spring has arrived in a glass…

Introducing the 2014 Vaïla Rosé. Made from Pinot Noir grapes, which are grown exclusively for this wine.   It is a serious wine that is fun, delicate and absolutely perfect for the summer. It shows explosive aromas of rhubarb sorbet, pink grapefruit rind and the amazing bright and crunchy red fruit, that BC rosés are becoming … Read moreSpring has arrived in a glass…

Canadian Flavours Gala to Celebrate Canadian Food & Wine on April 30th

 Make space in your schedule for the Canadian Flavours Gala at Terminal City Club on Thursday, April 30 2015.   Guests will enjoy an evening with 15 chefs from some of Canada’s best-known restaurants, sampling delicious Canadian cuisine paired with spring releases from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association.   There is an impressive roster of critically acclaimed chefs … Read moreCanadian Flavours Gala to Celebrate Canadian Food & Wine on April 30th

Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2011 Gamay Noir Mount Boucherie West Kelowna, BC $15.50 Bronze Medal The 2011 gamay is lighter and brighter than the 2010. Cherry red in colour with medium-light intensity. Earth, smoke and tangy red cherries on the nose. Good balance with medium body. Clean and bright on the palate with flavours of cherry and red currant. … Read moreWine Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

BC VQA WINES SHOWCASED AND SOLD IN A BC GROCERY STORE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

100 per cent BC Wines now on shelves in Surrey’s South Point Save-On-Foods provide consumers with food pairing convenience, and further boost BC’s “buy local” agrifoods philosophy. Some of BC’s highest quality wines are now on sale next to BC-grown produce, meat, seafood and dairy products at the South Point Save-On-Foods store in Surrey. The … Read moreBC VQA WINES SHOWCASED AND SOLD IN A BC GROCERY STORE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

Wines from Rioja Brings Stunning Selections to BC Liquor Stores this April

Consumers Given Two Opportunities to Taste through All 12 Wines at FREE Events   Wines from Rioja are in the spotlight in 60 BC Liquor Stores this April, featuring several brand new selections of wines from this popular Spanish growing region as well as some well-established favourites on the shelves. An informative brochure has been creative for consumers … Read moreWines from Rioja Brings Stunning Selections to BC Liquor Stores this April

Vancouver’s Quini To Power LAWineFest Popular Consumer Awards

LAWineFest Announces New “Popular Choice Awards” for 10th Anniversary, May 30-31   Celebrating the Event’s Most Popular Wines; Voted Directly by Attendees in Real-Time and Powered by Quini – A Revolutionary New Wine Tasting App   The first of its kind in California, the LAWineFest Popular Choice Awards will take place throughout event weekend, May 30-31, powered … Read moreVancouver’s Quini To Power LAWineFest Popular Consumer Awards

Celebrate Malbec World Day in BC with Free Wine Tastings

Are your tastebuds ready to tango?  Friday, April 17 2015 is the 5th annual Malbec World Day.  In honour of Argentina’s flagship varietal, British Columbians will be treated to FREE tastings both PRIVATE and select BCLDB stores.  The following wine stores will host complimentary consumer tastings.  Each store will pour at least 6 different wines, including Malbecs and Malbec … Read moreCelebrate Malbec World Day in BC with Free Wine Tastings

La Dolce Vita – A night at the winery

Honey, I’m home. That was my text message, not to my wife, but to Naramata winery owner Sal D’Angelo recently. For years we have stayed at the bed and breakfast at D’Angelo and I had arrived the evening before, intending to stay one night before heading on to Kelowna the following day. When I got … Read moreLa Dolce Vita – A night at the winery

Black Hills Winery Ride 2015

With the success of the Black Hills Ride last year, we are pleased to announce we have expanded this year’s ride to 2 days of riding, great food and wine.  We are extremely excited that Olympic Silver Medalist and X Games Gold Medalist Kelsey Serwa will be joining us on the ride and we will again be raising money … Read moreBlack Hills Winery Ride 2015