#ShiptoSip with Mayhem Wines

I enjoy a little mayhem in my life, I also like wine. Mayhem wine is one of my very favourites because, first and foremost, it is so good, and second, it is one of the best priced #BCwines I’ve come across in a long time. Full disclosure these just happen to be varietals that I … Read more #ShiptoSip with Mayhem Wines

Naramata Hospitality Limited Partnership Takes Ownership of the Historic Naramata Inn

The Inn will deliver a proudly “Naramatian” experience. From produce to proteins, the menus will be built around the best local growers and artisans in Naramata and the Valley. It will showcase the true depth and breadth of award-winning wines produced by British Columbia’s winemakers.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Phantom Creek

Crafted in Oliver, BC the much talked about Phantom Creek is taking the BC wine industry by storm with the anticipated traffic for the exceptional architectual marvel that juts out of the hillside on Black Sage Bench Road.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Vines & Spines

Innovative and new ‘Vines & Spines’ monthly wine and book club has now been launched by local BC Winery.  The subscription membership includes a new release book (in paper or audible form) and a bottle of Waterside wine delivered monthly.

Winemaker’s CUT: The World is Waking Up

Okanagan winemakers, Michal and Martina Mosny met with me at Murchies Tea & Coffee house last spring when they were visiting Victoria. I looked up from my laptop and was struck by how they’re both animated by youthful energy, a kind of hopefulness, tempered by Old World grace. Although it’s been seven years since they left their boutique winery in Slovakia, close to Dolna Krupa, a village where Beethoven is believed to have written the haunting, “For Elise,” they still are accompanied by a lovely European charm.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Evolve Cellars

We love bubbles and we especially love bubbles that are as good as the Evolve Effervescence and come at such an affordable price point. A win, win! Hope you will enjoy sharing these wines as much as we do. Maybe you want to buy lots for gifts and to have on hand for your own holiday entertaining.

What’s Happening this Fall at Mission Hill – Sommelier-Guided Experiences

With glass in hand we entered the Culinary Theatre where the Culinary Workshops take place now through December. There are several options for the Dynamics of Food & Wine series where the professional Culinary team prepare dishes that guests will later enjoy paired with Mission Hill wines.

 Be Known for More than just Amazing Wine – Wine2Water is launched 

Wine2Water co- founder Dawn Reimer explains this fundraising initiative stating, “Wine2Water allows us to connect our wine with a deeper purpose: clean water for those who desperately need it.” 

A tour and tasting at Phantom Creek Estates – Exceptional Wines from Historic Vineyards

The project will not be completed until 2020 but it was interesting to view in the construction stage. When we were there in May the amphitheatre was taking shape and the exterior patio next to the restaurant had just been completed.