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Okanagan Taste

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...

Ways to sustainably celebrate Earth Day

Ways to sustainably celebrate Earth Day

Apr 20, 2022 / 11:00 am

This coming Friday (April 22) we will mark another Earth Day, and with summer coming and last year’s heat dome still somewhat fresh in our memories,...

Scheduling your four-day Easter long weekend with food and wine in mind

Scheduling your four-day Easter long weekend with food and wine in mind

Apr 6, 2022 / 11:00 am

It’s easy this year to plan ahead for the Easter long weekend, as numerous events are coming back and most tasting rooms will open for the season. But do...

Plenty of great choices when it comes to B.C.-produced spirits

Plenty of great choices when it comes to B.C.-produced spirits

Mar 23, 2022 / 11:00 am

If you’ve been pondering a change in vodka providers, or your go-to bottle is no longer on the shelf at your favourite liquor outlet, have no fear. There...

Experts weigh in on joys of working in a wine tasting room

Experts weigh in on joys of working in a wine tasting room

Mar 9, 2022 / 11:00 am

Every winery is looking for you. Not just to purchase wine, but to pour it for the culinary travellers who will soon descend upon the region. After a two-year...

Share some heartfelt appreciation this Valentine's day

Share some heartfelt appreciation this Valentine's day

Feb 9, 2022 / 11:00 am

This weekend a big event will happen, one I personally refer to as “Chicken Wing Sunday.” The Super Bowl approaches, and with it some epic snacking...

Several Okanagan culinary events are scheduled to return this month

Several Okanagan culinary events are scheduled to return this month

Jan 26, 2022 / 11:00 am

Out of an abundance of hope to go out for some late winter activities, or maybe optimism for an early spring now that there is still a sliver of sunshine in the...

Ice wine has come a long way and is worth savouring

Ice wine has come a long way and is worth savouring

Jan 12, 2022 / 11:00 am

Maybe you opened a sweeter wine of some kind over the holiday season as a special treat, perhaps a Port or Sauternes. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ve...

Soda sipping for New Year’s Eve

Soda sipping for New Year’s Eve

Dec 29, 2021 / 11:00 am

Sparkling wine is the typical go-to for those who imbibe to ring in the New Year, and certainly there are many beautiful bottles of B.C. bubbly to select for...

Holiday breads from around the world

Holiday breads from around the world

Dec 15, 2021 / 11:00 am

For many, one of the main discussions around the kitchen counter at Christmas dinner will be all about the bird. Fresh? Frozen? Brined? Deep-fried? Or, this...

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