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Okanagan Taste

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...

Open those (wine) borders

Jan 27, 2021 / 11:00 am

It’s déjà vu all over again on interprovincial shipping More than a decade ago, a group of folks and various industry associations began a...

Going dry for January

Jan 13, 2021 / 11:00 am

This may not be the year to buckle down for dry January – no judgment either way – and maybe not even the year for resolutions. No one in my circle...

Sabering in a new year

Dec 30, 2020 / 11:19 am

You have the champagne, but do you have a sabre? If you’re not familiar with the act of sabering a bottle of something bubbly, be that a French champagne...

The art of gift baskets

Dec 2, 2020 / 11:00 am

'Tis the season of gift baskets. You’ve surely seen many options popping up as you scroll through social media, or if you’ve ventured out, have...

Sing this Christmas carol

Nov 18, 2020 / 11:00 am

It has become a refrain during the last number of months, ingrained in our consciousness like the holiday carols that will soon take over the airwaves. To...

Fortify your business skills

Nov 4, 2020 / 11:00 am

For two years, those in the fermenting and distilling business fortified themselves at a gathering in Penticton. Of course, things are a little different this...

Sip a beer this month

Oct 21, 2020 / 11:00 am

It’s time for craft beer month An October without an Oktoberfest doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate craft beer in B.C. In fact, it’s Craft...

Uncorking a spectacular fall

Oct 7, 2020 / 11:00 am

Celebrate B.C. Wine Harvest Month Even in abnormal times, we can count on fall to be a spectacular time in Okanagan vineyards and orchards. The grapes are...

Autumn white wines

Sep 23, 2020 / 11:00 am

The first official week of fall usually inspires a shift to light to medium red wines as cooler weather moves in. But it feels like summer went by in the blink...

A reading list for fall

Sep 9, 2020 / 11:00 am

It’s almost autumn, and no matter how education shapes up this year, there is always something to learn for almost everyone. There are great books and...

Watching concerts at home

Aug 26, 2020 / 11:00 am

When autumn arrives, in a pre-pandemic year, there would be a plethora of announcements for plays, concerts, and performances as we all get ready to move...

Celebrate B.C. cider week

Aug 12, 2020 / 6:00 am

Mid-August is a perfect time to celebrate all things cider. It’s hot outside, you need something refreshing, bubbly, and fruity. B.C.’s local cider...

Sip B.C. this long weekend

Jul 29, 2020 / 11:00 am

The B.C. Day long weekend is almost here, if you can believe it. That means it’s a perfect weekend to celebrate the wines, beers, ciders, and spirits of...

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