Made for sharing and pairing – Quails’ Gate wine

This made for sharing and pairing duo is none other than Quails’ Gate 2016 Stewart Family Chardonnay. A Decanter GOLD award winner paired with a bowl of Truffle Popcorn. Sinfully delicious.     What could be better than an award winning Quails’ Gate wine paired with a crunchy snack? Can we say decadent? We love … Read moreMade for sharing and pairing – Quails’ Gate wine

Dine in one of the best restaurants in the Okanagan – Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate

Did you know Old Vines Restaurant is open year-round? Rated as one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada, Old Vines Restaurant offers the ultimate food and wine experience in a spectacular vineyard setting. Chef Roger Sleiman and his team create spectacular dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, providing guests with a true taste … Read moreDine in one of the best restaurants in the Okanagan – Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate

Quails’ Gate touring – A sip of wine, a nibble of chocolate…

A sip of wine with a nibble of chocolate. A casual stroll through the vineyards. A guided tour and tasting in their Wine Library. Check out the list of premiere tours and tastings to discover the perfect one for you at Quails’ Gate Winery.  With their rich variety of wine events and experiences to choose … Read moreQuails’ Gate touring – A sip of wine, a nibble of chocolate…

The perfect BBQ pairing – Quails’ Gate Boswell Syrah

Barbecue season has arrived! The 2015 Boswell Syrah from Quails’ Gate makes the perfect accompaniment to your favourite BBQ fare. With only 600 cases produced, the Syrah is only available at the winery or online at QuailsGate.com You definitely want to get your hands and palate on this one. The Boswell Syrah is in limited … Read moreThe perfect BBQ pairing – Quails’ Gate Boswell Syrah

Celebrate the 10th annual Half Corked Marathon in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Canada’s Event of the Year returns for a weekend of food, wine and music: May 25-27 2018 From May 25-27th, the 10th edition of the Half Corked Marathon returns to the vineyards of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country after being awarded Canada’s Event of the Year at the Canadian Tourism Awards. The sold out event saw … Read moreCelebrate the 10th annual Half Corked Marathon in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Tricity International Food and Wine Festival – Part 2

    Marta Passio Reserva Brut Cava Rosé 2012          $31.22 Five varietals are used in this sparkling wine including Garnacha, which gives it its colour.   Albert Ponnelle Bourgogne Pinot Noir de la Chèvre Noire 2015            $29.49 This is a refreshing and affordable French pinot noir.   Narrative White        $19.49 This delightful white blend of … Read moreTricity International Food and Wine Festival – Part 2

Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir and Tunisian Couscous

  I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing Jak Meyer, and subsequently his world-class wines at Meyer Family Vineyards, for years. It would be difficult for me to speak about how much Jak’s work and the work of Chris Carson winemaker – the entire team –  has meant to me and other BC wine-lovers without … Read moreMeyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir and Tunisian Couscous

The California (Wine) Legacy

  The California Wine Legacy   Signorello, Stags’ Leap, White Rock… some of the most iconic names in the California/American wine industry. Now these wineries and many more are smouldering ruins and in the wake of these fires a piece of our collective history, our living history, has gone too. We in British Columbia understand … Read moreThe California (Wine) Legacy

Second Annual Science of Cocktails Raises $240,000 for Class Field Trips to Science World

  I’m fascinated with cocktails, and the talented people who make them. There’s an art, a mystery to these concoctions. And of course, there’s science – and the second annual Science of Cocktails brought all of these elements together in an event that exceeded everyone’s expectations. A record-breaking crowd of 1500 thirsty cocktail lovers and … Read moreSecond Annual Science of Cocktails Raises $240,000 for Class Field Trips to Science World

The Extraordinary Italian Taste

  The Extraordinary Italian Taste – Promotion and Enhancement of the Authentic Italian Agri-Food Products, promoted and financed by the Italian Government (Ministry of Economic Development) and organized in collaboration with the network of Italian Chambers of Commerce in North America. On Thursday, May 26th a select number of media and a larger number of wine … Read moreThe Extraordinary Italian Taste

Naramata Tailgate Party 2015 is “Going to the Country”

Inspired by Bruce Cockburn’s song “Going to the Country”, capture some down-to-earth joy at this year’s Naramata Tailgate Party, 6:30 to 9 pm, Saturday, September 12, at Red Rooster Winery. I don’t know about you, however, every time I hear the lyrics I want to head outdoors and seize the moment! “I can smell the grass … Read moreNaramata Tailgate Party 2015 is “Going to the Country”

Springtime and it’s Oyster Orgy in the Okanagan

April 22 to 25 I love Spring and its palette of green and blushes of blossoms that paint the landscape against the Robin’s-egg blue sky. I love the tangible sense of hope and anticipation as the Okanagan valley sweeps away the dust of the off-season. I love oysters, their salty smidgen of vast oceans and … Read moreSpringtime and it’s Oyster Orgy in the Okanagan

Join Taste of Yaletown to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2014, October 16 to 30

As residents of Interior BC, my husband and I jumped at the opportunity to preview the 10th Anniversary of Vancouver’s Taste of Yaletown (#TOY2014) for a “big city” experience. However, I have to say that even when we lived in larger cities, staycations offered the biggest bang for the buck in a retreat from the … Read moreJoin Taste of Yaletown to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2014, October 16 to 30

A Good Craic To Be Sure

By Ryan Lewis A proper pint and a good craic, coming to a neighborhood near you! Mahony & Sons is set to open a third location at Stamps Landing (once Monk McQueens) this week and I was lucky enough to be on hand when they shared a little about the new location, design inspiration and … Read moreA Good Craic To Be Sure

Plated and Paired – DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

  I could tell you how tasty the British Columbia wines were, or how much I enjoyed the Canadian cheese, maybe describe the incredibly delicious offerings from Whet Bar & Patio, The Keg Steakhouse, Bridges Restaurant and the Sandbar. Or how about the Granville Island Public Market merchants that went above and beyond offering their … Read morePlated and Paired – DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

PARKSVILLE UNCORKED for a great weekend getaway!

Parksville Uncorked is one of the most popular wine tasting events on Vancouver Island. Did you know that Parksville is only about 30 minutes from Departure Bay ferry terminal? That makes Parksville on Vancouver Island the perfect destination for a weekend away.   If you are thinking about a weekend away then mark your calendar for February … Read morePARKSVILLE UNCORKED for a great weekend getaway!

D is for dining…at CULINAIRE Victoria

The next dozen presenting restaurants of 2014 Culinaire Victoria start with “D” for Dining in Victoria. For those who missed out on this seasons’ hottest ticket here is a continuation of the list of great restaurants, bistros, pubs and caterers who will be presenting their gourmet and gourmand delights at CULINAIRE VICTORIA. All these fabulous … Read moreD is for dining…at CULINAIRE Victoria

Haywire Winery Introduces BC Wine to Asian Community

 Summerland based winery, Okanagan Crush Pad, owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, and home to their Haywire wine, is known and awarded for its innovation.  For the first time, a BC winery will introduce a guide to pairing BC wines with Asian cuisine, and offer a specially labeled Haywire wine crafted for BC’s Asian community to celebrate … Read moreHaywire Winery Introduces BC Wine to Asian Community