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Okanagan Taste

Wines for Thanksgiving

Oct 9, 2019 / 11:00 am

The first fall-family-feast weekend is here. While your winemaker, grape picker, and cellar hand friends might be absent for Thanksgiving dinner as the grape...

Wine festival extravaganza

Sep 25, 2019 / 11:00 am

A sure sign of fall for wine lovers – planning an agenda of tastings, dinners, seminars and events during the annual Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. There...

Craft beer celebration

Sep 18, 2019 / 4:39 pm

It’s official. City of Penticton official. Penticton Mayor and Council have officially proclaimed Oct. 19-26 as Penticton Beer Week. It’s not...

Finding a place to live

Sep 11, 2019 / 3:00 pm

Housing, hiring, and hospitality It’s becoming a repeated refrain in the hospitality industry in the Okanagan and many other places: “where can we...

A toast to B.C. producers

Sep 4, 2019 / 11:00 am

With the bounty of late summer hitting store shelves, I hope you’ve noticed a logo hanging next to local products, and maybe that’s a factor in...

What's in an award?

Aug 28, 2019 / 11:00 am

Two big things are happening at many wineries right now, or soon. Harvest is one. If you have friends who make wine, they will emerge around Halloween. And if...

Fair food and top chefs

Aug 14, 2019 / 3:00 pm

It’s not fall-fair season just yet, but there are a number of agricultural fairs and exhibitions coming up soon. That means it’s time for fair food,...

The great food truck face-off

Aug 7, 2019 / 11:00 am

Have you ever wondered, while enjoying a bite from your favourite food truck, “What wine would pair with this pulled pork perogy poutine?” The...

There's an app for that

Jul 31, 2019 / 11:00 am

There are a lot of apps out there for tracking your wine purchases, your cellar, your tasting notes, and more. And now, there’s one that has been...

Summer sipping

Jul 24, 2019 / 11:00 am

We keep getting teased with reports that the hot hot weather is coming, and then wake up to grey skies and clouds threatening a downpour. Perhaps some positive...

Playing charcuterie board

Jul 17, 2019 / 11:00 am

A chef friend recently described the process of plating a charcuterie board as a culinary game of Jenga. “Just when you think it’s perfect, you...

The art of al fresco

Jul 3, 2019 / 11:00 am

The weather may not be totally co-operating, so far, this summer, but the unexpected cool evening breezes are directly translated from the Italian, al fresco,...

Summer wine magic

Jun 26, 2019 / 11:00 am

Summer officially began with solstice a few days ago, and the first of the big events to come. After this Canada Day long weekend, the B.C. wine season really...

College uncorks some cool

Jun 19, 2019 / 11:00 am

Supporting B.C.’s beverage industry If you have every thought that it would be cool to start a business that produces a beverage that is brewed,...

Cheers to your dad

Jun 12, 2019 / 11:00 am

Have you made plans to give a toast to dad this weekend? It’s not too late to book an event or pick up a treat or two for the father figure (or figures)...

Distilleries on the rise

May 29, 2019 / 10:56 am

Distilleries across the province have been receiving international awards and recognition lately, and deservedly so. From gins to vodkas to whiskies, and...

Tastings can be elevating

May 22, 2019 / 2:00 pm

Have you noticed this trend? Seated tastings, vineyard tours, wine-paired long table lunches and dinners, cooking classes, and booking your tastings in advance....

What's in the bottle?

May 15, 2019 / 11:00 am

You may be hearing the term “sub gi (gee eye, not guy or gee)” more often in the B.C. wine world. But what is it, and what does it mean for the...

Wine gift ideas for mom

May 8, 2019 / 11:00 am

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and there are many brunches to choose from to treat the mom (step-mom, aunt, adopted mom, grand mom, or maybe even your dad)...

You can be the perfect guest

May 1, 2019 / 11:00 am

If the weather ever turns into a proper spring, many of us will be out at events, big and small, any day now, from grand tastings to intimate dinners. So, it is...

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