Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Wraps An Outstanding Season & Looks Ahead To 2019

The 2018 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has ended on a record-breaking high note, with a total season attendance of over 108,000 – up 8% from the previous year – and a lineup of successful plays and special events that repeatedly sold out houses throughout the Festival.     The 29th Bard season ran … Read more

Christine Coletta Receives Founders Award at Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

On September 27, Christine Coletta, owner of Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), has been presented the Founders Award at the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. Coletta has been presented the award in recognition of her contributions to the BC wine industry. When presented the award in front of industry peers by industry veteran Harry McWatters of ENCORE Vineyards, Coletta said … Read more

Women’s Wellness Summit Launches in Vancouver

MOKITA aims to arm women for a healthier midlife A first-of-its-kind summit focusing on perimenopause and menopause is coming to the lower mainland on October 13, 2018. MOKITA: Empowered for Midlife is multi-city summit, with satellite events occuring in Toronto and Seattle, that aims to provide information and foster open discussion around the subject of … Read more


Cause We Care Foundation’s 2nd annual campaign turns clothes, shoes and accessories into much needed support for Vancouver’s single mother-led families   This September, Cause We Care Foundation is excited to partner again with Turnabout Luxury Resale for the 2nd annual, Clean Out Your Closet for a Cause, promoting clothing consignment in support of single … Read more

Our #FavouriteThings from The View Winery

We really enjoy the wines from The View Winery. Why are we so taken with the extensive line up of wines and Wards ciders from The View? What sets them apart from other Okanagan wines and ciders? Every bottle or can is filled with personality. Just like owner Jennifer Molgat the inspiration, perspiration, incentive, ambition and … Read more

Amo Vino and Agricola Sanguinhal

Two young female entrepreneurs are making a splash in the Vancouver wine world.  Amo Vino is a new wine agency that specializes in wines that are outside of the norm.  They have searched out wines that speak to their roots, their sense of place.  Amo Vino features wines from small BC producers, Greece, Italy, Portugal, … Read more

Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

It was with a touch of nostalgia that I participated in Garagiste North this year.  The first time I attended this wine festival was at Kelowna’s Laurel Packinghouse in 2015, just as I was starting the BC Wine Trends blog.  That weekend I started friendships with some passionate BC winemakers that actively support my blogging … Read more

Noble Ridge – We have a breath of fresh air for you!!

August is Sparkling month at Noble Ridge! We have several exciting events coming up including our sparkling vertical tasting at this month’s Winemaker Talks on August 23rd, or join us on Saturday August 25th, for our second annual Oysters & Bubbles Sparkling release party.   “Smoke-anagan” Surprise Pack Its smoky everywhere…might as well drink good wine!!   When smoke brings … Read more


Gordon Fitzpatrick, President of Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, is pleased to announce that their winery was the recipient of five gold medals at the National Wine Awards of Canada 2018. All seven of the Fitz wines submitted won medals, with the signature sparkling wines capturing 4 golds. Listed below are the gold medal winners recognized by … Read more

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