Road tripping to the Okanagan in the Ford Escape

What a wonderful weekend we had exploring the BC Okanagan and BC Wine Country.

Wine Touring and Tasting at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

One of the steadfast and better known wineries in British Columbia the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery retains it’s rightful position as a force to be reckoned with in the #bcwine world. Set right in the middle of acres of grapes this favourite never disappoints. It is amazing that year after year they produce top quality … Read moreWine Touring and Tasting at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

“Consistently Exceptional Always Memorable” – Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is exceptional and our visit was memorable. Those are the words on the front of the brochure we picked up at the welcoming desk when we arrived for our overnight stay at the Guest House.

Wines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Award Winners Announced!

The Wines of British Columbia is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2018. From July 23 through August 17, winery-goers took their time, sampled and savoured what wineries have to offer within BC’s nine acclaimed wine regions, and have made their choices. The Best of BC … Read moreWines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Award Winners Announced!

Burrowing Owl Hosts Winery’s First “Solar Day”

The Okanagan’s Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is celebrating its commitment to renewable energy by declaring Tuesday, May 15 2018 “Solar Day” at the winery. The winery will be hosting local media and guests, with a glass of Burrowing Owl’s first wine release of 2018, the 2017 Pinot Gris. Follow the story at #SolarDay.     … Read moreBurrowing Owl Hosts Winery’s First “Solar Day”

Sip & Savour: Summer Winemaker Dinner Series at Nita Lake Lodge

Lakeside long table dinners at Aura Restaurant showcase local cuisine paired with delicious wines   With menus celebrating the best of seasonal and local produce, paired with award-winning wines, Nita Lake Lodge will host a series of Sip & Savour Winemaker Dinners this summer. Each month, the newly renovated Aura Restaurant will welcome a leading … Read moreSip & Savour: Summer Winemaker Dinner Series at Nita Lake Lodge

#TasteofThursday Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan – Chef Mark McEwan Roasted Beef Tenderloin recipe

  The fourth in our series of recipes featured at the Icons of Food and Wine Dinner. Another terrific recipe from Chef Mark McEwan served at the  Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience Icons of Food and Wine Dinner held at The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery for our #TasteofThursday feature. This … Read more#TasteofThursday Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan – Chef Mark McEwan Roasted Beef Tenderloin recipe

Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Food and Wine Experience – Burrowing Owl Wine Dinner review

  The “Icons of Wine & Food Dinner” for Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience at The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery was one of the best wine pairing dinners I have had the opportunity to attend. On Friday, August 25, 2017, the Sonora Room and patio became the setting … Read moreChef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Food and Wine Experience – Burrowing Owl Wine Dinner review

Judging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

  I was lucky enough to be invited to judge at this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards, held at Government House in Victoria. These wine awards, established in 2003, by then Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, are designed to recognize excellence in wine making. Unlike other competitions, there are no bronze, silver or gold medals handed … Read moreJudging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

Just like a fine wine, Hy’s Steakhouse gets better with age.

  We have been dining at Hy’s Steakhouse off and on since the 70’s. Back in the day Hy’s Encore was the only place to go for steak in Vancouver. Located in the financial district Hy’s was the see and be seen place for the movers and shakers. One thing you could count on with … Read moreJust like a fine wine, Hy’s Steakhouse gets better with age.