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Wine label full of memories

Aug 8, 2019 / 9:52 am

Photo: Contributed Providence Funeral Homes and Little Engine Wines have come up with a unique way to memorialize loved ones. The two Penticton businesses have joined forces to offer personalized wine labels. Anyone who uses Providence Funeral Homes can be given a personalized bottle o

Food for the ages

Aug 3, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed We went to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood this week. It’s a period piece, set in Los Angeles in 1969. I am a child of that age, and so the many iconic references in the movie resonated with me, like the product packages on the kitchen counters of the movie&r

Clancy's top notch pub fare

Jul 28, 2019 / 5:00 am

  clancy'sgallery Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed 1 2 3 4 5 6   For the rest of the summer, Castanet Penticton is featuring a new South Okanagan r

Lazy days of summer

Jul 27, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed Are you fully immersed in summer? In case you’re not sure what that entails, it’s dinners on the deck and drinks on the lawn and hanging out in the sun. They call them lazy days of summer, don’t they? I enjoy time outside in my garden too, put

Cue's: Front row to summer

Jul 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed For the rest of the summer, Castanet Penticton is featuring a new South Okanagan restaurant weekly, every Sunday. The feature will complement our existing weekly wine reviews found here. Cue's Game Room, Grill & Pizzeria is a year-round hub for entertain

Township 7 Rose

Jul 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Rosé 2018 Winery: Township 7, Penticton and Langley Why drink it? A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot from several premium vineyard sites in the southern part of the Okanagan, the first notes on the nose are surprisingly ar

Support our community

Jul 20, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed The universe has been in my face this week, showing me signs that seem to be saying I need to get in the game, be a part of things. I see things that make me sad, and the signs are telling me I will be even sadder if I don’t try and change those things. It all

2 new craft breweries open

Jul 14, 2019 / 3:35 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre This summer is shaping up to be busiest the province has ever seen for new craft brewery openings. Last week two new breweries opened in the Okanagan, with Barn Owl Brewing Co. in Kelowna and Breakaway Brewing Co. in Summerland both opening their doors. Barn Owl B

Road 13 Roussanne

Jul 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Roussanne 2017 Winery: Road 13, Oliver Why drink it? Roussanne is not all that common in the Okanagan; from the Rhône region of France, this particular style is becoming the winemaking focus at Road 13. A beautiful golden hue in the glass, the grapes c

All aboard at public house

Jul 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed For the rest of the summer, Castanet Penticton is featuring a new South Okanagan restaurant weekly, every Sunday. The feature will complement our existing weekly wine reviews found here. Locals and tourists are all aboard The Station Public House located adjacen

Summer garden party

Jul 13, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed I wanted to create a post that would showcase something elegant for a summer garden party. I was thinking of keeping up to Martha Stewart and all her beautiful flower arrangements amidst pastel-coloured cocktails, or perhaps Alice Waters-style with sprigs of just-sni

Mission Hill Chardonnay

Jul 7, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Terroir Collection Chardonnay, 2017 Winery: Mission Hill, West Kelowna Why drink it? The grapes come from Oliver, at Jagged Rock Vineyard, and much care has gone into this distinctive and refreshing wine, starting with the site selection and choosing specifi

'Salute to the Seasons'

Jul 7, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Click here to view gallery Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed   For the rest of the summer, Castanet Penticton is featuring a new South Okanagan restaurant weekly, every Sunday. T

Plate It forward

Jul 6, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed If you haven’t already spent time with family and/or friends around the table now that summer has started, it will happen very soon. An intrinsic part of the summer season is shared meals. We gather on holidays to share a meal or two, but in the summer the whol

Ardua red blend

Jun 30, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Ardua (red blend), 2013 Winery: Macintyre Heritage Reserve, Naramata Why drink it? Expressively Naramata, this blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc pays homage to the family history behind the label, and can be found at Lake Breeze Vineyards on the Naramata Be

A taste of Canada

Jun 29, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed O CANADA  As Canadians, we tend to be humble about our great and spacious nation. Our national day is upon us, and as a foodie I like to represent my patriotism in my food. The catch is, there isn’t just one way to do that. Americans have hotdogs and

Let's have fun this summer

Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30 am

Photo: Contributed It’s time to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors. School is out, summer has started… you no longer have a valid excuse. To make it easier for you, I have a list of my favourite summer activities and a few things I’ve been meaning to get out

VinAmite Gamay Noir

Jun 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Gamay Noir, 2018 Winery: VinAmité, Oliver Why drink it? A red wine for white wine drinkers, Gamay Noir is a light and bright summer red that does well with a brief chill, 10 to 20 minutes in the fridge, before serving. This bottle, from one of the fri

Beware fake (food) news

Jun 15, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: bestfitmagazine.co.uk I read an article in a food magazine recently about an indigenous tribe in South America that only eats fish with chiles because they believe it is toxic without the cleansing properties of said chiles. That made me think of other food myths I’ve enco

Lake Breeze Naramata

Jun 9, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Pinot Gris, 2017 Winery: Lake Breeze, Naramata Why drink it? The labels have recently been re-designed as the winery creates several wine tiers, but the wines remain clean and classic, like this bottle of “PG” that has racked up a number of big a
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