Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2017 Wren (Chardonnay) Schell Wines Kelowna, BC $32.19 Golden straw colour with medium intensity.  Apple, lemon, caramel, and vanilla with honeydew undertones on the nose.  Well balanced.  Citrus and buttered toast on the palate followed by a medium-plus finish.  Fans of California styled chardonnay will love this one.   2019 Pinot Gris Poplar Grove Penticton, … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2015 The One (Sparkling) Noble Ridge Okanagan Falls, BC $39.99 Pale straw with a slight copper tinge.  Classic traditional method nose showing aromas of brioche, yeasty lees, wet stones, apple, and citrus.  Well balanced with mouth-filling mousse.  The flavours reflect the nose followed by a medium-long finish.  This is quality BC bubble for Champagne fans. … Read more

Holiday shop in style as you Sip into the Season on The Westside Wine Trail

“A fun and festive way to shop local, Sip into the Season is one of the most popular events along the Westside Wine Trail,” remarks Association Representative Lindsay Kelm. “Our members continue to raise the bar with their offerings and with two new members this year, including our first cidery, 2019 will be our biggest Sip event to-date.”

Mexican Themed Wine, Cider & Spirits Tasting – TACO VINO – October 19

Just as the weather will be cooling down, the teams from the BC Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival and Kelowna Autosport, and El Taquero are going to be heating it back up with this Mexican themed tasting experience!

Chef Paul Moran set to compete on Food Network’s Top Chef Canada

Excerpt of an interview with Chef Paul Moran from 2014 and an update of his accomplishments since. Currently Executive Chef at The Hatch and 1909 Kitchen at Tofino Resort and Marina. I first met Chef Paul Moran the day of the inaugural Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition, held in 2013 at the Pacific Institute of … Read more

Judging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

  I was lucky enough to be invited to judge at this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards, held at Government House in Victoria. These wine awards, established in 2003, by then Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, are designed to recognize excellence in wine making. Unlike other competitions, there are no bronze, silver or gold medals handed … Read more

Sip into Summer with the Westside Wine Trail

   Summer whites – blind wine tasting challenges – live entertainment Summer is here and the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail are holding their annual Sip into Summer open house event. Celebrate the start of summer and take a self-guided tour of the twelve wineries along the wine trail. Visitors will be able to … Read more

Okanagan Feast of Fields – The Culinary Event of the Summer is Weeks Away

Described as a wandering harvest festival, FarmFolk CityFolk’s Okanagan Feast of Fields is the culinary event of the summer season.  With almost 60 restaurants, wineries, distilleries and breweries scattered over the property of our host farm, Meadow Vista Artisan Farm Winery in southeast Kelowna, guests are free to wander, taste, sip and enjoy the experience. … Read more

Meatball & Co. to dish up balls of glory for two days at 337 E. Hastings

The next pop-up in the 337 Series to take place April 10th and 11th   It’s hard to imagine a dish more universal than the humble meatball. Since first being documented in Turkey roughly 4000 years ago, meatballs and their variations have appeared in almost every country and every cuisine. From Chinese wanzi to Portuguese almôndegas, … Read more