Our #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

Just this past week I spent some time with a few millennial women in the PR biz and the subject of Rosé wine came up. It was such a refreshing conversation. It was like Rosé wine was a totally new concept and they were excited about drinking Rosé wines, almost as if they had invented … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

It’s Summer TIME! #FavouriteThings Summer Sipping

Yes, it’s summer and time to stock up on BC wines for the patio, picnics and barbecues, which bring friends and family together for fun and relaxation.  With TIME and its sister winery, Evolve, you’ll find any wine you need for summer, from sparkling, whites, rosés or big reds.   The only trouble you’ll have is … Read moreIt’s Summer TIME! #FavouriteThings Summer Sipping

Evolve Cellars Now Offers Pop-Up Dining and a Curated Picnic Bar

Popular Summerland winery evolves its onsite culinary experience   Summerland’s Evolve Cellars is named for a constant evolution to be better. To walk its own talk, Evolve Cellars introduces their summer culinary program, led by chef AK of TIME Winery.   Evolving Picnic Bar An ever-changing picnic bar offering based on seasonality and individual inspiration … Read moreEvolve Cellars Now Offers Pop-Up Dining and a Curated Picnic Bar

TIME Winery Welcomes Chef AK Campbell

Chef AK shares preview of menu in advance of winery opening  TIME Winery is pleased to announce the appointment of chef, Alexander Keith Campbell (chef AK). As the newest creative force behind TIME Winery, chef AK oversees the small plate program at the highly-anticipated downtown Penticton location, along with the culinary program at Evolve Cellars. With … Read moreTIME Winery Welcomes Chef AK Campbell

THE SPOT PRAWN FESTIVAL, REINVENTED

On Saturday May 12, 2018, join the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbiafor a celebration of iconic, local delicacy at the 12th Annual Spot Prawn Festival.   Available online: Get your 2018 Spot Prawn Festival tickets.   This year, there are three ways to enjoy the Spot Prawn Festival:   FREE – access to the docks, … Read moreTHE SPOT PRAWN FESTIVAL, REINVENTED

Harry McWatters and the Sunday Roast

It’s one of our favorite times of the week; the Sunday roast. This past weekend we were fortunate enough to enjoy a delicious local free-range chicken with two superlative wines from the McWatters family of wines: the McWatters 2016 Chardonnay ($25) and the Evolve Cellars “Pink Effervescence” ($20). It’s a luxury in this busy life … Read moreHarry McWatters and the Sunday Roast

#Favourites – what’s on now in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    Villa Eyrie’s Summit Restaurant amongst enRoute’s 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada nominees   MIDDLE EAST MEETS WEST: SUPERBABA OPENS ITS DOORS IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VICTORIA   Chefs’ Table Society returns with food lovers favourite   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD … Read more#Favourites – what’s on now in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

#Favourites – things to do and see in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    A POINT OF PRIDE: VANCOUVER BARS, RESTAURANTS KICK OFF INAUGURAL PRIDE CRAWL FUNDRAISER FOR DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION TODAY   Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel Vancouver this summer   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES … Read more#Favourites – things to do and see in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

Evolve Cellars Picnic Bar Now Open

  In time for high summer, open daily in Summerland from 11am to 5pm is an all-new Picnic Bar at Evolve Cellars.   Open seven days a week until Canadian Thanksgiving, the Picnic Bar offers specially-prepared wraps, paninis, salads, and a selection of cheese and charcuterie. These grab-and-go items can be enjoyed outside on the … Read moreEvolve Cellars Picnic Bar Now Open

4th Annual Curry Cup Tickets on Sale Now

  An unmatched gift for any foodie this holiday season The Chefs’ Table Society of BC‘s fourth annual Curry Cup returns to Heritage Hall (3102 Main St., Vancouver, BC) on March 6, 2017, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. A portion of the proceeds will be gifted to Project Chef. Early bird tickets are available until January 16, … Read more4th Annual Curry Cup Tickets on Sale Now

#FridayFavourites – what to do this weekend thru July 15

  The Deighton Cup 2016 GIVEAWAY   Lobster Fest Returns to Provence   Don’t Miss This Evocative Entertainment Experience!   Marquis Wines Supports Vancouver Youth Pride       BOILING POINT: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2016 DATES FOR SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES   Gin & Meat Lovers Unite!   FRESH SHEET: ROYAL … Read more#FridayFavourites – what to do this weekend thru July 15

Evolve Cellars hosts Comedy Night The Okanagan is about to get a whole lot funnier

  Evolve Cellars on Bottleneck Drive in Summerland will host a comedy night on Friday, July 15, featuring acclaimed comedian Patrick Maliha and talented emcee Art Factora. Starting at 6:30pm, this hilarious performance will be accompanied by a dinner and a glass of Evolve wine for just $65. Buy your ticket today to get your … Read moreEvolve Cellars hosts Comedy Night The Okanagan is about to get a whole lot funnier

Three leading BC wineries partner for Spot Prawn Fest 

  ENCORE Vineyards Shows Support for Local, Sustainable Initiative ENCORE Vineyards is pleased to announce its role as the exclusive BC winery partner for The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia‘s 10th Anniversary Spot Prawn Gala (Thursday, May 13) and Spot Prawn Boil (Sunday, May 15). “There is no better pairing for fresh, local seafood than … Read moreThree leading BC wineries partner for Spot Prawn Fest 

Evolve Pinot Blanc wins ‘Best of Varietal’

  Since Evolve Cellars opened as part of Bottleneck Drive in Summerland a year ago, their location has taken visitors’ breath away, and their wines have been warmly received. Now, the wines have wowed the judges at the 2016 Spring Okanagan Wine Festival. Evolve Cellars is proud to share that the 2014 Pinot Blanc has … Read moreEvolve Pinot Blanc wins ‘Best of Varietal’

Urban Winery Coming to Downtown Penticton

  Former PenMar Theatre complex to take on new life as a winery & hospitality centre ENCORE Vineyards Ltd., home to TIME Winery, McWatters Collection, and Evolve Cellars, announces it has purchased the former PenMar Theatre Complex (361 Martin Street, Penticton) and will be transforming it into an urban winery, the first in the South … Read moreUrban Winery Coming to Downtown Penticton

Avo-foodie fun at the 2016 Avocado Showdown

  With the success of the first Avocado Showdown in Vancouver last July, Avocados from Mexico returned to Vancouver on April 10th. Held at Northwest Culinary Academy, the competition welcomed food lovers and culinary leaders alike to take part in creating, tasting and judging avocado themed dishes created by local foodies. The afternoon began with … Read moreAvo-foodie fun at the 2016 Avocado Showdown

Dinner with Harry and Lawrence

It’s always great when you can mix business with pleasure, and that is exactly what I, and a small group of wine writers, got to do a while ago. The event was an opportunity to meet and have dinner with BC wine legend Harry McWatters and to meet his new winemaker Lawrence Buhler (more on … Read moreDinner with Harry and Lawrence

Evolve Cellars Opening on Bottleneck Drive

The Intentional Evolution of BC Wine Evolve Cellars Opens Its Doors in Summerland May 16 On May 16, 2015, a new winery opens in Summerland: Evolve Cellars. Using fruit exclusively from premium vineyards in the south Okanagan Valley, Evolve Cellars is a must-visit for this summer’s Bottleneck Drive Tour. The fresh and fruit-forward wines are a perfect complement … Read moreEvolve Cellars Opening on Bottleneck Drive