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Okanagan Taste

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...

Smell the difference in wine

Apr 24, 2019 / 11:04 am

If you’ve been thinking about taking a class or two in wine, this weekend’s Sensory Symposium at the Penticton campus of Okanagan College may be a...

Are your tastes competitive?

Apr 17, 2019 / 11:00 am

It could be called the “Game of Thrones, Wine Edition.” The Tasting Games is an upcoming series of friendly competitive events to see who is the...

Picking the right wine

Apr 10, 2019 / 11:00 am

When I am handed a wine list, or given the menu options for dinner at home along with the question, “What wine are you going to open?” my brain...

It's never too soon for pink

Mar 27, 2019 / 11:00 am

Spring is here, at least according to the calendar. The weather may not be completely co-operative, but I have taken out the patio chairs in an attempt to send...

Hiring season has begun

Mar 13, 2019 / 11:40 am

It’s starting earlier and earlier each year. Wineries, bistros, restaurants, bars, and many other businesses in — or related to — hospitality...

Wine world coming to you

Feb 27, 2019 / 11:00 am

If you’re game for a road trip or a short flight to Vancouver at the end of February, the wine world is in Vancouver every year as winter begins to make...

Love the wine you're with

Feb 13, 2019 / 11:00 am

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, and that means, for some, choosing a bottle of wine is a paramount part of the preparations. There are many B.C wines...

Join the (wine) club

Jan 30, 2019 / 11:00 am

Like me, you’re probably seeing more invitations to join wine clubs. No, not a neighbourhood gathering to share bottles, but the option to sign up for a...

Ready for the season?

Jan 16, 2019 / 11:36 am

Get out your calendars, event season is coming Sure, it’s only mid January, but some of the most popular wine, libations, and food events around the...

Looking ahead to 2019

Dec 26, 2018 / 6:00 am

There was a meme online recently that said 2018 was so long, we all forgot there was an Olympics. I had to Google it — February in PyeongChang, in case...

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