Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

It was with a touch of nostalgia that I participated in Garagiste North this year.  The first time I attended this wine festival was at Kelowna’s Laurel Packinghouse in 2015, just as I was starting the BC Wine Trends blog.  That weekend I started friendships with some passionate BC winemakers that actively support my blogging … Read moreGaragiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

Naramata Wineries Tailgate Party September 8

Naramata Bench Wineries Association TAILGATE PARTY September 8 Bootleg Bash Celebrating Naramata’s Early Roots Its time to Tailgate and the twenty – eight member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association are prepping for  our annual “let our hair down, pop some corks and celebrate harvest event” on September 8. This is a wine and … Read moreNaramata Wineries Tailgate Party September 8

Bucolic Blackwood Lane Winery

Nestled atop a quaint knoll in the bucolic south Langley, just two stone throws from the US border is Blackwood Lane Winery. Unknown to many in the Lower Mainland, this winery opened its doors in 2007 and soon garnered critical acclaim for producing wines of the highest quality. Their 2007 Reference, a Bordeaux-styled blend has … Read moreBucolic Blackwood Lane Winery

Wines for Waves featuring Naramata Bench Wineries Association

We raised a toast to ocean conservation at Ocean Wise and Naramata Bench Wineries Association’s annual Wine for Waves on Friday, April 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Guests had a chance to get the first sips of Spring Wine Releases from Naramata Bench Wineries Association and taste delicious, sustainable seafood from Ocean Wise … Read moreWines for Waves featuring Naramata Bench Wineries Association

Our #FavouriteThings – #BCWines Spring Edition

Our #FavouriteThings includes our recommendations for Spring sipping It’s patio season already and it’s time to grab a favourite #bcwine. So many to choose from so we are featuring our #FavouriteThings recommendations to enjoy on the patio, at the beach, by the lake and around the picnic table. These are BC wines we have tried … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – #BCWines Spring Edition

Friday, April 13 was one of the luckiest days of the year so far for #BCWine Lovers

On Friday, April 13 the Naramata Bench Wineries Association member wineries were on hand for an afternoon media/trade tasting  followed by Wines for Waves in the evening. All in all it was an incredible wine tasting experience. My day started with a blind tasting of four Naramata wines presented by  Naramata Bench winemakers – Val Tait … Read moreFriday, April 13 was one of the luckiest days of the year so far for #BCWine Lovers

White, Red, Rosé #bcwine we have a recommendation for your Valentine

  No matter whether your favourite #bcwine is a White, Red, Rosé, Still, Sparkling or Bubbly we have recommendations to make your Valentine’s Day special.   Is there anything more romantic than sharing a glass of wine? I think not. If that glass of wine just happens to be a BC Wine you’re on the … Read moreWhite, Red, Rosé #bcwine we have a recommendation for your Valentine

Naramata Bench Wineries Association TAILGATE PARTY September 9

  Back To Our Roots Celebration for Canada’s 150th   Twenty – eight member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association are prepping for  their annual “let our hair down, pop some corks and celebrate harvest event” on September 9. This is a wine and food event for wine enthusiasts to plan an Okanagan Fall … Read moreNaramata Bench Wineries Association TAILGATE PARTY September 9

Okanagan Culinary Adventure continues with Ambrosia by Chef Bongo

  It was with much anticipation that we continued our Okanagan Culinary Adventure with the premier event of the weekend – a long table five course dinner at Ambrosia by Chef Bongo in the Naramata Heritage Inn. We had already been treated to a delicious lunch earlier in the day as we were introduced to … Read moreOkanagan Culinary Adventure continues with Ambrosia by Chef Bongo

Okanagan Culinary Adventure – Chapter two – Enchanté by Bongo Wines

Although slightly out of order I thought it would be most inspirational to start on the second day of our Okanagan travels which began with a magnificent sunburst of a morning. We were high above the bench looking down on vineyards, lakes and the hamlet of Naramata. The day promised perfect summer weather and we … Read moreOkanagan Culinary Adventure – Chapter two – Enchanté by Bongo Wines

BC Wine Appreciation Society

BC Wine Appreciation Society Celebrates with Van Westen The BC Wine Appreciation Society is an organization that was formed over 10 years ago and now numbers 175 members. Their events tend to sell quickly, whether it is a library tasting, a garden party, or a bus tour.   December’s wine event was held in the … Read moreBC Wine Appreciation Society

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”

Where do you buy your wine?

  La Dolce Vita #2 Where do you buy your wine? My modest little wine cellar, about 24 square feet, can hold about 600 bottles. It is usually only about half full. At that, it’s still a challenge to manage our consumption so that we aren’t letting wines age past their best drinking time.   … Read moreWhere do you buy your wine?