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 #TBT Sensory Symposium revisited by Sam the Wine Teacher

The day was organized into three panel discussions and tastings.  After opening welcoming remarks from moderator Milnes, we began the ‘Women in Wine’ session.   Panelists for this session were Mireille Sauvé (MS), Severine Pinte (SP), Kelsey Rufiange (KR) and Alison Moyes (AM).

Sensory Symposium sponsored by Okanagan College Sunday, April 28

Join us for the inaugural sensory symposium, sponsored by Okanagan College. At this unprecedented one day event, you’ll participate in blind tastings, seminars, interact with winemakers from all over BC and discuss trending topics in the wine industry.


  Eleven of Canada’s top chefs competed in a culinary triathlon Feb 2 and 3, with one goal, to win gold and stand on the podium as the Canadian Culinary Champion for 2018.  The 12th annual Canadian Culinary Championships took place in Kelowna, B.C. and the competitions were exciting for competitors, judges and guests. The … Read more


Canadian Culinary Championships Competition #1 closes, chefs prepare for final day of events. The 2018 Culinary Championships closes off competition #1 with Chef Mike Robins, from Sous Sol in Winnipeg chosen by the 400 guests to receive the People’s Choice award. Chef Robins created a dish with some of the following ingredients: cold smoked halibut … Read more

Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival

Announces September Festival & Receives International Attention GARAGISTE – (gar-ah-jeest) noun, Fr. : The garagiste originally refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region of France, producing “vins de garage” or “garage wine”. They were renegade small-lot winemakers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow industry laws and protocol. synonyms: Rebels, … Read more

B.C.’s Top Chefs to Host Collaborative Dinner at L’Abattoir

Exclusive wine and food event celebrates 25th anniversary of B.C. wine      British Columbia has a lot to brag about, especially when it comes to food and wine. On Tuesday August 25th, Wines of British Columbia, along with some of the province’s most celebrated chefs will honour the 25th anniversary of B.C. wines with a special dinner in L’Abattoir’s … Read more

Long After the Finale, Chefs Celebrate Canadian Culinary Championships

The last melodic notes from the Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Championships’ gala in Kelowna muted weeks ago and the participating chefs continue to celebrate the occasion. For some time to come, everyone who attended will be humming the tunes by entertainers Barney Bentall, Spirit of the West front men Geoffrey Kelly and John Mann … Read more

DEVOUR Kelowna a culinary showcase for social foodies

  6:30 to 9:30 pm, Saturday, March 1 DEVOUR Kelowna   If you’ve finished attending all the events of the Vancouver International Wine Festival that you planned for 2014 by March 1, you might want to get yourself out to the Okanagan to take in the inaugural DEVOUR Kelowna.     Trust me, it’s going to … Read more

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