ONE TO WATCH Lukas Gurtner promoted to Executive Chef at British Columbia’s Relais & Châteaux Sonora Resort

    Sonora Resort, one of Canada’s top wilderness luxury destinations, has a new executive chef leading its talented kitchen team. Vancouver Island native Lukas Gurtner served as sous chef at the award-winning Relais & Châteaux property for the past five years and has a passion for harvesting the local bounty of the Pacific Northwest … Read moreONE TO WATCH Lukas Gurtner promoted to Executive Chef at British Columbia’s Relais & Châteaux Sonora Resort

CHANGE OF SEASONS HERALDS CHANGE OF MENU

  The full moon in September marks not just the Harvest Moon in western culture; it is also celebrated with the Mid-Autumn Festival, the second most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. This is a time of endings, and of beginnings, as one season transitions to another. The air is crisper, and palates crave richer … Read moreCHANGE OF SEASONS HERALDS CHANGE OF MENU

EASE INTO FALL WITH OYAMA SAUSAGE CO.

  Now that class is back in session, making school lunches is again part of the daily routine.  Oyama can provide plenty of inspiration, including Ham Mortadella, Turkey Lyoner, Roast Turkey, Roast Beef, and many different hams and cold cuts for sandwiches.  Our pepperonis and other snacking sausages are great sources of protein for the … Read moreEASE INTO FALL WITH OYAMA SAUSAGE CO.

Driving dreams with August Exotic Car Tours & Rentals

    As I try to capture into words the experience of driving a dream car with August Exotic Car Tours & Rentals, I can’t wipe the grin off my face. Even as my fingertips tap my computer keyboard, they share the tactile memory of the fine feel of the steering wheels of those sexy … Read moreDriving dreams with August Exotic Car Tours & Rentals

MARQUIS PRESENTS: SAVVY SERIES – WINE EDUCATION CLASSES

    Savvy Series 11: Bubbles!     Cava, Crémant, and Champagne – what else is there? Learn about sparkling wines from all over the globe. Sommelier Pam Cohen guides you through a sit-down tasting of six hand-picked bubble varieties right here at Marquis Wine Cellars. Find out how it’s made, what makes each unique, … Read moreMARQUIS PRESENTS: SAVVY SERIES – WINE EDUCATION CLASSES

Nota Bene – Six Wines Spanning Fifteen Years

Nota Bene is, arguably, one of the best known red wines produced in BC and one to get fans, of this flagship offering from Black Hills, drooling. Nota Bene appeared on the scene in 1999 and has had something of a cult following ever since. Some people may be surprised that a BC red wine … Read moreNota Bene – Six Wines Spanning Fifteen Years

Half Corked Marathon shortlisted in Canadian Tourism Awards 

  Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s flagship event recognized in national awards   Oliver Osoyoos Wine Association’s Half Corked Marathon has been shortlisted for a Canadian Tourism Awards as a finalist for the Metro Toronto Convention Center Event of the Year. “We take great pride in the Half Corked Marathon, our flagship event of the year … Read moreHalf Corked Marathon shortlisted in Canadian Tourism Awards 

Rearview Mirror glimpse at 13th Naramata Tailgate Party

  Number 13 proved lucky for the Naramata Tailgate Party as tickets sold out in record time and autumn weather cooperated to facilitate another spectacular edition. While the wind whipped up at the beginning, it settled into a gorgeous evening for the not-to-be-missed al fresco event. That’s more than a hint to check http://naramatabench.com/ regularly … Read moreRearview Mirror glimpse at 13th Naramata Tailgate Party

Wines of British Columbia Launch New Seasonal Campaign Explore BC VQA Wine

  The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) is launching its new Explore BC VQA Wine campaign to encourage wine consumers to experience BC’s premium wine touring regions, support local Wines of British Columbia year-round, and enter for an opportunity to win one of three seasonal BC VQA Wine tour experiences. “We are very excited to be … Read moreWines of British Columbia Launch New Seasonal Campaign Explore BC VQA Wine

Through My Eyes

  The Syrian Conflict Through the Eyes of a Young Syrian Photographer   Witness the devastating effects of the war in Syria through the eyes of a young Syrian refugee, Abdulazez Dukhan. This 18 year old photographer from Homs, Syria depicts the tragedy and violence he has experienced through breathtaking photographs. With his work, Abdulazez … Read moreThrough My Eyes