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.

Top of my List for Dining in BC Wine Country – Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

As tempting as it was to just repeat our wonderful dinner from the Fall we decided to give the new Spring menu items a try this time and pair with the recommended wine flights. The menu changes with the seasons but you can expect it to always be at the peak of freshness.

Enter to win! Taste of the Okanagan Giveaway

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Third Annual Chef Meets BC Grape Taste of the Okanagan on June 8 Brings 50 BC Wineries Together with 12 Top Chefs from BC and Alberta

BC’s largest outdoor wine and food festival, the 2019 event will see more than 50 wineries from Kelowna to Osoyoos in attendance showcasing their summer favourites, including new 2018 releases which have been described as excellent quality with pure, classic fruit expression.