A Grand time at the Dine Out Vancouver Festival kickoff – The Grand Tasting

Dine Out Vancouver Festival – The Grand Tasting was an opportunity to taste bites from fourteen local restaurants that are participating in Dine Out Vancouver Festival which begins today and runs through February 4th. Alongside the culinary stations was a representation of BC wineries. This included 27 wineries, four breweries, cideries and distillers. So basically two stations of libations for every culinary station.

#FavouriteThings last recap of Holiday Gift Suggestions 2018

A few more “non wine” suggestions on the list as we continue on through December. Now including bubbly and sparkling #FavouriteThings that are just right for Christmas and New Years.

Christine Coletta Receives Founders Award at Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

On September 27, Christine Coletta, owner of Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), has been presented the Founders Award at the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. Coletta has been presented the award in recognition of her contributions to the BC wine industry. When presented the award in front of industry peers by industry veteran Harry McWatters of ENCORE Vineyards, Coletta said … Read moreChristine Coletta Receives Founders Award at Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

Our #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

Just this past week I spent some time with a few millennial women in the PR biz and the subject of Rosé wine came up. It was such a refreshing conversation. It was like Rosé wine was a totally new concept and they were excited about drinking Rosé wines, almost as if they had invented … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

Okanagan Crush Pad Winery Acquires New Vineyard

Secrest Mountain Vineyard soon-to-be organic certified   Okanagan Crush Pad Winery owners Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie announce that the winery has acquired Secrest Mountain Vineyards Ltd in Oliver, BC. The holding includes a 50-acre property planted in 2000 with 38 acres (15ha) of Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Gewürztraminer. The … Read moreOkanagan Crush Pad Winery Acquires New Vineyard

Kamloops On Tap: Craft Beer, Golf and Wine

A great round of golf followed by a great round of beer is the perfect way to capture the nuances of a day well spent. At Kamloops, it’s easy to leverage that feeling into a grand getaway for a few days or weeks, depending on your schedule, beverage and culinary preferences. A city that was … Read moreKamloops On Tap: Craft Beer, Golf and Wine