Time Winery Rosé

Jan 19, 2019 / 6:17 pm

Photo: Contributed Wine: Rosé, 2017 Winery: Time, Penticton Why drink it? There are many ways to create rosé, and many styles to try. This one is Syrah with just a touch of cabernet franc for a bit of backbone, two varietals that are emerging as grapes that are thrivin

The world in one dish

Jan 19, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed A one-pot meal is the poster child of easy cooking. Today, it’s all about the spiffy Instant Pot, or if you didn’t get one of those for Christmas then surely you have a crock pot. My mom used to do meals in the electric fryin

Grew up in the kitchen

Jan 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Machinist became a chef

Jan 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Imagination key ingredient

Jan 17, 2019 / 6:36 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Local first, chef's passion

Jan 16, 2019 / 6:11 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Chef cooks with love

Jan 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Office eating etiquette

Jan 12, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed When you were little, your parents probably told you about: not putting your elbows on the table excusing yourself if you burp not slurping your soup other rules of eating etiquette. Now though, many meals aren’t eaten at a table; we eat in the ca

The One, Noble Ridge

Jan 5, 2019 / 9:58 pm

Photo: Contributed Wine: The One, 2015 (sparkling) Winery: Noble Ridge, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? First, if you still owe the sparkling wine lover on last year’s gift list a good present, consider the three-pack (three different vintages) of The One. As for this single bott

Poll: eating out

Jan 5, 2019 / 10:50 am

Photo: Contributed Feeling hungry? Dine Around Thompson Okanagan is back for another year. A launch party will be held Jan. 15, at Okanagan College in Kelowna. Dine Around, which is conducted by the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association, allows patrons to taste some of the re

Are you a trendy eater?

Jan 5, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed In our never-ending quest to belong, we are constantly checking our status to see where we sit in popularity charts. How many friends do you have on Facebook? Are you wearing the right kind of shoes, or make-up are your skirts or pants in the most popular patt

La Frenz 2017 Chardonnay

Dec 29, 2018 / 2:42 pm

Photo: Contributed Wine: Chardonnay, 2017 Winery: La Frenz, Naramata Why drink it? Not a fan of oaked chardonnay? You just need to find one that balances the elements of the grape with delicate barrel treatment (or ask if the wine in question has been through malolactic fermentation

A not-so-instant pot

Dec 29, 2018 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed I wonder what you got up to as the New Year approached. Did you catch up on some reading, or binge-watch a new favourite TV show? Perhaps you were energetic and got outside for some skiing or hiking. I did have some extra quality time with my four-legged pal, bu

Quails' Gate Totally Botrytis

Dec 22, 2018 / 2:19 pm

Photo: Contributed Wine: Totally Botrytis Affected Optima, 2017 Winery: Quails’ Gate, West Kelowna Why drink it? What is botrytis – “noble rot” caused by moist conditions in the vineyard, and a deliberate choice (or happy accident), that intensifies the flavo

What's on your Yule table?

Dec 22, 2018 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed Christmas is my favourite time of year, and Christmas dinner seems to epitomize the whole festive season: the food and drink all wrapped in tradition, and best of all, the company. Just think; at what other time of year can you laugh later about so much silliness? Ar

vinAmité blend

Dec 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Compass (red blend), 2015 Winery: vinAmité, Oliver Why drink it? A lovely blend primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with touches of Merlot and Malbec, this red is savoury and inviting, with just enough complexity to spark a conversation

The gift of food

Dec 15, 2018 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed At our house, the practice of sharing food is a year long occurrence. At Christmas time, even people who aren’t obsessed with food enjoy opening their hearts and kitchens. It doesn’t mean we get invited over for dinner more often, but at least it’

Port in a Storm

Dec 8, 2018 / 8:46 pm

Photo: Contributed Wine: Port in a Storm, NV Winery: Pentâge, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? Port comes from Portugal, but “port style” wines are emerging from wineries throughout the Okanagan, and these fortified wines can vary greatly depending on the grape and winem

Getting in the spirit

Dec 8, 2018 / 6:17 am

Photo: Contributed Everyone loves to visit during the holiday season, and many people have friends and family who come from far away. It’s lovely to hang around the house in one’s jammies and be lazy but at some point, it’s a good idea to get a bit of fresh air and st

Middle Bench Pinot Blanc

Dec 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Winemaker’s Middle Bench Pinot Blanc, 2017 Winery: Clos du Soleil, Similkameen Valley Why drink it? The name, an “enclosed vineyard of the sun” is a reflection of the winery’s location in the Similkameen, wrapped by rocks and a stone
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