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Okanagan Taste

Okanagan wineries are gearing up for the holidays with events

Nov 17, 2021 / 11:00 am

Last year, Zoom tastings and other virtual gatherings were par for the course for the 2020 holiday season. We all got used to contactless curbside pickup and...

This good time for the hearty, bold red wine

Nov 3, 2021 / 11:00 am

Merlot got a bad rap back in 2005 thanks to the movie Sideways, with the character Miles making a bold statement about not drinking it. If you haven’t...

Beer takes centre stage this month in B.C.

Oct 20, 2021 / 11:00 am

Oktoberfest, in one form or another, is coming soon to a pub or brewery near you. October is B.C. Craft Beer Month and we’re in the middle of the third...

Start your Christmas gift shopping early this year

Oct 6, 2021 / 11:00 am

Yes, it’s just Thanksgiving this weekend, but if you’ve been paying attention to shopping trends and advice this fall, we’re all being told to...

Sensory masterclass in wine education

Sep 22, 2021 / 11:00 am

It’s been more than a decade since I attended formal wine education classes, though the informal and casual (no exams to prep for), learning has continued...

Four tasty, easy-to-make soups, perfect for this time of year

Sep 8, 2021 / 11:00 am

Soup season is upon us With late summer and early fall harvest in full swing, it’s time to put all of this plentiful local produce to good use in fresh...

Time for a taste of autumn

Aug 25, 2021 / 11:00 am

Ready for fall? It’s not often that us folks in the Okanagan wish for summer to be over, but if you’re already looking forward to the colours and...

Pair a glass of wine with a performance at Ryga Arts Festival

Aug 11, 2021 / 6:00 am

If you head to the southern part of the Okanagan Valley later this week, plan on discovering a tidbit of history in Summerland. From Aug. 14 to 22, the Ryga...

Loving local products

Jul 28, 2021 / 11:00 am

Your favourite local agricultural fair may be coming back in some form later this summer or early fall, so feel free to start taking bets on where you might...

Events are coming back

Jun 30, 2021 / 1:00 pm

Now that tasting rooms are getting back into summer mode — see the previous Okanagan Taste column for tips — the long-awaited return of culinary...

Returning to tasting rooms

Jun 16, 2021 / 11:00 am

About once a year, this space offers a “tasting room 101” lesson in etiquette for the enjoyment of everyone heading out to discover a new winery,...

INNspired in Keremeos

Jun 2, 2021 / 11:00 am

Keep your fingers and toes crossed that travel will resume soon. If online chatter and a handful of hospitality industry reports are any indication, one of the...

Celebrate cider this month

May 19, 2021 / 11:00 am

Get ready for 10 days of COVID-friendly B.C. cider celebrations from May 20-30. While tB.C. Cider Week has been scaled back, the show must go on. The purpose of...

Treat the mom in your life

May 5, 2021 / 11:00 am

Mother’s Day has kind of snuck up on many of us, as “pandemic time” seems to be both fast and slow. If you’re not ready for...

Crushing it, reducing waste

Apr 21, 2021 / 11:00 am

You may have walked into a tasting room or a wine event and snacked on products from Winecrush. The Penticton-based company turned the “leftovers”...

Stand up, sip and ship

Apr 7, 2021 / 11:00 am

Déjà vu all over again? Almost exactly one year ago, I put out a call to support your restaurants and tasting rooms as they dealt with their first...

Why not wine in a can?

Mar 24, 2021 / 12:53 pm

We’re all itching to go out and do something. Anything. Am I right? And our current pandemic directive is to do our socializing – within the current...

Celebrate Riesling Day

Mar 10, 2021 / 11:00 am

Have a quick look around the interwebs and you’ll find a celebratory day or month for just about any dish, ingredient, or drink. Case in point: Saturday,...

Women of taste

Feb 24, 2021 / 6:00 am

There are many women in the industries of taste – chef-ing, brewing, fermenting, and more – to champion in advance of International Women’s...

Spirited winners announced

Feb 10, 2021 / 11:00 am

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the 2021 Canadian Artisan Spirit awards have been announced by Artisan Distillers of Canada. It's time to get...

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