2016 Similkameen BBQ King – The Winner is Crowned! 

  Even an early rain shower could not dampen the fun and festivities for the 7th annual Similkameen BBQ King event, hosted by the Similkameen Wineries Association at the historic Grist Mill & Gardens in Keremeos on July 9, 2016. Caroline Cottrill, President of the Similkameen Wineries Association, explained the event. “This truly unique Similkameen … Read more 2016 Similkameen BBQ King – The Winner is Crowned! 

Okanagan Falls – The Heart of Wine Country

  Earlier this spring, I attended a wine tasting put on by the Okanagan Falls Winery Association. Okanagan Falls lies on the southern shore of Skaha Lake, with Penticton to the north and Oliver to the south. This is the heart of wine country. Okanagan Falls is a wine region often skipped over by wine … Read moreOkanagan Falls – The Heart of Wine Country

Tinhorn Creek

Tinhorn Creek Winery is beautifully situated in the newly designated sub-appellation of the “Golden Mile” near Oliver, BC.  They have been making great wine for almost 20 years and continue to be a force in the Okanagan, and are deeply committed to the environment, their employees and the community.  They grow their grapes in 2 … Read moreTinhorn Creek

Fort Berens Estate Winery A Golden Lineup

  Things have turned golden for Lillooet-based Fort Berens Estate Winery. With the recent release of the results from the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition, all of the signature wines from Fort Berens have now been awarded gold medals. Rolf de Bruin, co-founder and co-owner of Fort Berens explained, “With the announcement of these … Read moreFort Berens Estate Winery A Golden Lineup

The British Columbia Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2016 AGM

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 05, 2016 at Manteo Resort, Kelowna), the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors. Nine voting BCWI Directors represent British Columbia wineries of all sizes, including large wineries (selling more than 700,000 litres annually), medium wineries (selling more than 60,000 litres … Read moreThe British Columbia Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2016 AGM

La Frenz at BC Wine Appreciation Society

  A vertical wine tasting is when you taste several vintages of a given wine from a given winery to see how the wines have changed and developed. Understandably, it is a rare opportunity that few get to experience. The members of the BC Wine Appreciation Society got that opportunity recently when Jeff and Niva … Read moreLa Frenz at BC Wine Appreciation Society

Dames Wines

  Have you ever heard of Les Dames d’Escoffier? Probably not. Let me help. From Wikipedia, “Les Dames d’Escoffier was founded in New York City in 1976, in honour of Auguste Escoffier, whom Les Dames’ mission statement credits with having “single-handedly brought the culinary art into the modern era.” Escoffier “elevated the role of cooks … Read moreDames Wines

Name Change from vinPerdu to vinAmité

  vinPerdu Cellars Inc. is pleased to announce that their line of fine wines previously sold under the name vinPerdu will now be available to the public under the name vinAmité. The change in name will avoid any potential confusion between our line of fine South Okanagan wines and an American red wine blend named … Read moreName Change from vinPerdu to vinAmité

A Taste of Provence on Granville Island

  Provence. Just the mention of the word brings so many images to mind; warm Mediterranean weather, sun-drenched hills, olive trees and fields of lavender. Freshly prepared savoury foods and wine, rosé wine of course. Provence also makes red and white wines, but it is their rosés that they are most famous for. In the … Read moreA Taste of Provence on Granville Island

Quini Launches Restaurant Industry’s First Integrated Wine Sales, Training and Customer Engagement Software Platform

QUINI SOMM™ Maximizes Wine Sales and Improves Efficiencies in Full Service Restaurants Quini (www.quiniwine.com), the leader in real-time wine tasting sensory data and technology solutions today announced QUINI SOMM™, the first and only integrated software platform designed to maximize wine sales, standardize staff knowledge and unify and enhance customer experience in the full service restaurant industry. … Read moreQuini Launches Restaurant Industry’s First Integrated Wine Sales, Training and Customer Engagement Software Platform