Tasting Games Battle for the ‘Best Wine Taster in BC’ Hit Penticton

Rhys Pender, MW, led the games, following an introduction by Arnica Rowan of Terroir Consulting. The agency, which developed the event, is a wine research and development firm based out of Kelowna. Pender began by introducing the three panelists and told us a bit about how the games would work.

Best BC Somm and Wine Shop Purchaser take Kelowna! – Tasting Games!

The Tasting Games North Okanagan division event in Kelowna was our biggest, baddest event so far! On stage, the hilarious Howard Soon – decked out in a Kelowna Rockets jersey and repping the valley – took on the esteemed wine educator DJ Kearney and the laid back Vancouver sommelier Matthew Landry.

The excitement builds as Tasting Games heads to the second round…

The first B.C. Tasting Games tournament took place on April 23rd at Terrafina Restaurant in Oliver, BC. On stage, Severine Pinte, winemaker at Le Vieux Pin and La Stella took on David Paterson, general manager and winemaker at Tantalus, and Wes Hunter, the beverage manager from Raudz Creative Concepts.

Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

The evening started with an excited buzz as guests arrived for the Icons of Wine & Food dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek on Friday, June 22, 2018. Hosted this year by Chef Mark McEwan with emcee Rhys Pender, Master of Wine. Sipping on BC bubbles, two in fact,  Stellar’s Jay Brut 2015 and … Read moreIcons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

CHEF MEETS BC GRAPE – Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek – Friday, June 22

Taste and experience the best-of-the-best that Canadian cuisine and winemaking has to offer at the Icons of Wine & Food Dinner.  Miradoro Restaurant at the picturesque Tinhorn Creek Vineyards will set the stage for this incredible evening hosted by Chef Mark McEwan, featuring the culinary creations of Jinhee Lee of Foreign Concept, Trevor Bird of … Read moreCHEF MEETS BC GRAPE – Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek – Friday, June 22

Grape Juice vs. Wine by @Sam_TheWineTeacher

  Last week I had the good fortune to attend the “Grape Juice vs. Wine” tasting experience.  Master of Wine Rhys Pender, who also owns Little Farm Winery in Cawston, led this event sponsored by the BC Wine Institute.       It was held at the Cambie Street Liquor Store and was open to … Read moreGrape Juice vs. Wine by @Sam_TheWineTeacher