BC’s Largest and Most Prestigious Wine Competition Returns to Kelowna

On September 8-11, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society will once again hold the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards at Manteo Resort in Kelowna. As the premier wine judging competition in BC, this event provides the opportunity for all licensed BC wineries to have their best wines judged by a highly esteemed industry panel.

Large-scale mural adds splash of colour to downtown architecture

Students from UBC Okanagan’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program are once again working to create a mural in downtown Kelowna. 10 students are participating with Instructor David Doody and his partner, UBCO Teaching Assistant Jorden Doody, to create a new mural at 1358 St. Paul Street.

#ShiptoSip 2021 with Frind Estate Winery

A wine that comes with a special offer, very limited quantities left though, so act soon. As well as a new spring release. Here then are two excellent offerings for your sipping pleasure to #wineonline…

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions | Wild Goose Vineyard & Winery

Definitely always on my #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions list that I “personally recommend”.

Winemaker’s Thoughts on BC Harvest 2020

With thanks to Julian Park, BC Wine Trends for sharing this article. The 2020 harvest in British Columbia was a replay of 2019. With another February freeze causing bud damage and low yields. A very early October cold snap and snowfall caused harvest challenges. When the crush was completed, and although the yields were down … Read more

Wine Touring in 2020 with @Sam_WineTeacher

For me, the best quote came from Joy Sterling, “Bubbles are comfort wine.” I totally agree and this serves as a good reminder to buy more BC Bubbles as we are so very lucky to have so many great ones to choose from.

Poetry on a Plate: a pop up dinner at Bright Jenny Coffee

Join me for another night of edible storytelling on Sunday, September 27 in the courtyard at Bright Jenny Coffee (Kelowna) Poetry on a Plate. This time, each of the seasonally-inspired 4-courses will be garnished by original food-based poems by Aman Dosanj.

#ShiptoSip with Martin’s Lane Winery

Kelowna-based Martin’s Lane Winery, which focuses exclusively on Pinot Noir and Riesling, is currently offering “The Vineyard Collection,” a trio of Rieslings from its latest vintage release in a special gift box

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.

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