Winter happenings in Penticton, BC

Penticton, nestled between two picturesque lakes in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, is one of British Columbia’s most popular summer destinations among local, national and international tourists, hosting tens of thousands of visitors each year.

The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – vote for your ‘Best of’ with Wines of British Columbia!

The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – a crowd-sourced online survey curated by the BC Wine Institute launches today inviting the public to vote on their favourite BC wine experiences from specific “Best of” categories related to BC wine and food tourism. From Monday, July 23 through August 17, the Best of … Read moreThe Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – vote for your ‘Best of’ with Wines of British Columbia!

Explore the Okanagan’s many facets – come hell or high water

If ever there was a time to remind us of the many facets of the Okanagan, the flooding of some of our beaches and properties is it. Long gone – if they ever existed – are the days when all the Okanagan had to offer was “Beaches and Peaches” as a popular tourism tag promised. Clearly, … Read moreExplore the Okanagan’s many facets – come hell or high water

Terroir-focused Top Drop Vancouver event returns

  Unique two-day festival brings together international wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more   On September 7 and 8, the annual Top Drop Vancouver event will return, with its continued focus on sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines offering a distinct sense of place, without heavy-handed winemaking trickery to get in the way. While honest wines are the centrepiece of the festival, the restaurant … Read moreTerroir-focused Top Drop Vancouver event returns

Campbell Valley Wine Tour Part 1

Four Fraser Valley estate wineries have banded together to promote awareness of their local, Langley-based wineries. These wineries are so close to metropolitan Vancouver and yet many people have never discovered them. I suggest you head out for a Sunday afternoon drive to the scenic Campbell Valley and taste what these wineries have to offer. … Read moreCampbell Valley Wine Tour Part 1

Springtime and it’s Oyster Orgy in the Okanagan

April 22 to 25 I love Spring and its palette of green and blushes of blossoms that paint the landscape against the Robin’s-egg blue sky. I love the tangible sense of hope and anticipation as the Okanagan valley sweeps away the dust of the off-season. I love oysters, their salty smidgen of vast oceans and … Read moreSpringtime and it’s Oyster Orgy in the Okanagan

Taking it slow in the Thompson Okanagan

As if on cue, cooler spring days gave way to warmth in Osoyoos for the Slow Food Thompson Okanagan second annual Market of Taste. The warmth went beyond the Okanagan sun to the cheerful chatter and embraces as volunteers and vendors gathered to set up a farmer’s market-style street fair. It was staged on Main … Read moreTaking it slow in the Thompson Okanagan

BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort

High speed quad at Apex Mountain Resort   Bid adieu to mid-winter blues and pack your winter gear because time’s a wasting to get in on the first annual BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort on February 22. I know I’ll be there! http://www.apexresort.com/activities-events/apexbrewski/ It is a new event added to the … Read moreBREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort

Vancouver International Wine Festival “VINE STARS”

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is probably the largest wine festival in North American and it is certainly considered to be one of the best.   One of the reasons is their unique approach to the requirements of the Festival. For every winery that takes part in the Festival at least one principal must attend and … Read moreVancouver International Wine Festival “VINE STARS”