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Okanagan Taste

Crossing the Canada-U.S. border with B.C. wine

Jan 25, 2023 / 11:00 am

As the B.C. wine industry matures and wines from around the province win more and more medals and recognition internationally, the refrain of “it’s...

Ways to cut back but still enjoy January

Ways to cut back but still enjoy January

Jan 11, 2023 / 11:00 am

"Dry January" is thought to have started in the U.K. around 2012 or 2013, encouraging people to give up alcohol for the month as a reboot after the...

Plenty of fun ways to ring in the New Year with

Plenty of fun ways to ring in the New Year with

Dec 28, 2022 / 2:50 pm

Staying in? Going out? As we all cautiously walk into 2023, New Year’s Eve feels like it’s just about back to normal -- knock on wood – though...

Pairing books and sips for gifts

Pairing books and sips for gifts

Dec 14, 2022 / 11:00 am

In the holiday seasons of the “before times,” I would take some time to read a handful of newly-released books and pair them with a beverage. One of...

Wine festivals awaking from pandemic hibernation

Wine festivals awaking from pandemic hibernation

Nov 30, 2022 / 11:00 am

The recent return of the much missed Summerland Festival of Lights, plus the introduction of the Rock’n’Roll Light Up Christmas in the Similkameen,...

Plenty of seasonal celebrations happening around the Okanagan

Plenty of seasonal celebrations happening around the Okanagan

Nov 16, 2022 / 11:00 am

After that one good day of autumn we had a few weeks ago, the holiday season has come barreling towards us like the Polar Express. So here’s another handy...

Award-winning B.C. wines abound in 2022

Award-winning B.C. wines abound in 2022

Nov 2, 2022 / 11:00 am

As this season’s B.C. grape harvest comes to an end and tasting rooms close or move to a schedule of appointments only, it’s time to look back at...

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Oct 19, 2022 / 11:00 am

Pumpkin spice latte (PSL) season seemed to come early this year. As a chef pal recently described it: “Pumpkin spice is like (rock group) Nickelback. In...

Fortify your beverage business skills

Fortify your beverage business skills

Oct 5, 2022 / 11:00 am

After a virtual version in 2020, and a series of well-attended webinars held earlier this year, the Fortify Conference returns to its in-person conference and...

Seasonal events to ‘fall’ for

Seasonal events to ‘fall’ for

Sep 21, 2022 / 11:00 am

Happy official first day of autumn. Did it sneak up on you, too? Given the cold and somewhat soggy spring we had this year, it’s no wonder it feels like...

Popular Okanagan celebration of local food and drink returns

Popular Okanagan celebration of local food and drink returns

Sep 7, 2022 / 11:00 am

One of the most delicious fundraisers is returning to the Okanagan on Sunday, Sept. 18. Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s celebration of local food,...

Carbo-load to cheer on Ironman athletes this weekend

Carbo-load to cheer on Ironman athletes this weekend

Aug 24, 2022 / 11:00 am

Iron athletes have arrived in Penticton after a 10-year absence. Ironman Canada was expected to return in 2020 but, of course, endured pandemic delays. Finally,...

Gourmet picnics featured in gastronomic fundraiser

Gourmet picnics featured in gastronomic fundraiser

Aug 10, 2022 / 11:00 am

Les Dames d’Escoffier, an international organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality, this month has its B.C. chapter spearheading its...

Plenty of opportunities to mix food, wine and writing this summer

Plenty of opportunities to mix food, wine and writing this summer

Jul 27, 2022 / 11:00 am

Reading, writing, and wine This coming heat wave may inspire many of us to grab a book and hide out in the shade with a glass of wine. And maybe the book you...

Memorable moments as a milestone birthday is celebrated

Memorable moments as a milestone birthday is celebrated

Jul 13, 2022 / 11:00 am

Today marks a milestone birthday for yours truly. A half-century is being celebrated by someone who barely acknowledges any birthday. So, what did I do? I...

In summer be careful taking your wine purchases home

In summer be careful taking your wine purchases home

Jun 29, 2022 / 11:00 am

Now that wine, brewery and distillery tours are back and the summer heat has finally returned, it’s a good time for a critical reminder—don’t...

Welcome to the summer of comebacks

Welcome to the summer of comebacks

Jun 15, 2022 / 11:00 am

If you’re fan of Elvis Presley, you’ll know that the title of the 2022 Penticton Elvis Festival – the Comeback Festival – is a nod to...

Book your summer events ASAP

Book your summer events ASAP

Jun 1, 2022 / 11:00 am

Welcome to the first day of “June-uary.” At some point, hopefully any day now, summer weather will be upon us. Before we know it—if not...

Wine industry making moves forward to sustainability

Wine industry making moves forward to sustainability

May 18, 2022 / 11:00 am

A theme is emerging this spring in the wine business, and it’s not just the bright-eyed enthusiasm of tasting rooms and winery patios opening for the...

Award-winning wines for mom on her special day

Award-winning wines for mom on her special day

May 4, 2022 / 11:00 am

There are plenty of options for brunch for Mother’s Day this weekend, but if the mom or the mother figure in your life is more of an oenophile and...

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