Winemaker’s Thoughts on BC Harvest 2019 – Guest Post from Julian Park

Yields were down but the quality of the fruit was excellent. The winemakers expect 2019 to produce delicious lower alcohol, bright acidity wines. This first article highlights the harvest for the Okanagan Valley and Shuswap Regions of British Columbia.

Holiday shop in style as you Sip into the Season on The Westside Wine Trail

“A fun and festive way to shop local, Sip into the Season is one of the most popular events along the Westside Wine Trail,” remarks Association Representative Lindsay Kelm. “Our members continue to raise the bar with their offerings and with two new members this year, including our first cidery, 2019 will be our biggest Sip event to-date.”

Waterfront Restaurant + Wine Bar Celebrates 15 Years of Culinary Excellence

Waterfront Restaurant + Wine Bar is celebrating 15-years of culinary excellence next month and, to commemorate the occasion, Chef Mark Filatow and his team are hosting an intimate 6-course wine-paired dinner at the restaurant on Monday, November 4. 

Beloved Kelowna Business, MOGA Moms, Selected as a Top 100 Finalist in Nation-Wide TELUS Pitch Small Business Contest

Since starting the first MOGA mom and baby yoga class five years ago, the initial dream that founder Amy Rauscher had for the community has far exceeded her expectations. Together with co-founders Hannah Day and Julie McCoppen, they have created a revolutionary business in the health and wellness space.

#DRINKPINK a spring launch of rosé wines from around the globe!

I enjoyed the day and it was nice to sample so many different rosés. The majority of these wines were organic or biodynamic which is different than what I would normally choose.

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.

National Award-Winning Pop Up Dinner Series Returns This Summer

‘SOURCED’ is a pop up naturally constructed feast that tells one edible story at a time. Surprise menus are crafted using what is seasonally available from primarily organic farmers and producers that week to showcase the ever-changing nature and stories of the Okanagan.