Best BC Somm and Wine Shop Purchaser take Kelowna! – Tasting Games!

The Tasting Games North Okanagan division event in Kelowna was our biggest, baddest event so far! On stage, the hilarious Howard Soon – decked out in a Kelowna Rockets jersey and repping the valley – took on the esteemed wine educator DJ Kearney and the laid back Vancouver sommelier Matthew Landry.

The excitement builds as Tasting Games heads to the second round…

The first B.C. Tasting Games tournament took place on April 23rd at Terrafina Restaurant in Oliver, BC. On stage, Severine Pinte, winemaker at Le Vieux Pin and La Stella took on David Paterson, general manager and winemaker at Tantalus, and Wes Hunter, the beverage manager from Raudz Creative Concepts.

Experience Haida Gwaii at Ocean House Eco-Lodge

It took two years of work but it is now ready to go to Haida Gwaii.  Ocean House is an eco-cultural floating lodge that was created to meet the growing interest in Haida culture. Their cultural guides will take guests on excursions to ancient Haida village sites as well as their resident artist will share … Read moreExperience Haida Gwaii at Ocean House Eco-Lodge

#FordSUV Adventure on the Sunshine Coast tests resilience…

Recently I was invited to join a group of bloggers from Western Canada for the chance to drive the vehicles in the fleet of Ford Canada SUVs.The idea was to showcase not only the Ford vehicles but to show the Sunshine Coast in the best light. As they say best laid plans… So what happens … Read more#FordSUV Adventure on the Sunshine Coast tests resilience…

Last call for 9th Annual Winemaker’s Cup this weekend

The 9th Annual Winemakers Cup is taking place this weekend, Feb. 19 to 21 in Big White, BC. There has been a great response and the snow conditions are amazing. Check out all of the fermenting excitement on our Facebook Page. We have a lot of great events lined up as part of the weekend, and a lot of … Read moreLast call for 9th Annual Winemaker’s Cup this weekend

My 5 Favourite Wines from Cornucopia 2015

Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Food + Drink, finished almost one month ago, but why does it matter?  Well there were many very good BC, and foreign, wines that attendees were given a chance to taste at various dinners, walk-about events, and seminars.  I spent many hours in seminars over the 2 weekends at Cornucopia and … Read moreMy 5 Favourite Wines from Cornucopia 2015

Salute! to #NegroniWeek

While Negroni Week was first presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari in 2013, I hadn’t heard about it until this year. What a great idea to celebrate one of the great classic cocktails while raising money for charitable causes around the world. “From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from more than 100 participating bars … Read moreSalute! to #NegroniWeek

Some Sparkling Options for New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, you are having a party with family and friends, but what festive wine to buy?  Champagne, Cremant, Prosecco, other?  Fortunately there is a wide variety of sparkling wines from around the world that you can choose from.  Below are a couple that won’t set you back too … Read moreSome Sparkling Options for New Years Eve

Give Grenache A Chance

When someone asks if you like red wine, what do you think of?  French Bordeaux? Australian Shiraz? Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon? Argentinean Malbec? What about Grenache? Grenache is a red grape variety of note from the Rhone Valley (as well as Spain where it is known as Garnacha), that has spread across the world.  You … Read moreGive Grenache A Chance