Okanagan Taste

Sipping Lisbon's wine

Jun 20, 2018 / 11:00 am

Part one When I told people that I was heading to Portugal to explore its wines, I was asked if I was going to Porto, or the Douro regions…or maybe the...

Toast this reading list

Jun 6, 2018 / 11:00 am

A summer reading list for foodies and wine lovers Instead of breaking out the Kindle or iPad for reading books at the beach or on the patio this summer, why not...

Protect your wine

May 23, 2018 / 3:00 pm

I’m not ashamed to admit that I've ruined perfectly good wine in mere minutes. In fact, I once ruined a bottle of one of my favourite Okanagan syrahs...

Tis the season to drink pink

May 9, 2018 / 11:00 am

You’ve probably noticed a resurgence in rosé in recent years, and, as patio season approaches, many wineries are releasing their pink bottles....

A terroir abroad

Apr 25, 2018 / 11:00 am

Ask a winemaker, vineyard manager, or anyone who works with the soil in our regional vineyards to describe the Okanagan “terroir,” and you’re...

Tasting event etiquette 101

Apr 12, 2018 / 11:00 am

Each year, I write about tasting room etiquette, usually around the time wineries open for the season. Having been in a number of tasting rooms on both sides of...

Get ready for events season

Mar 28, 2018 / 11:00 am

It may not feel like spring, (I call this the “snrainy” season, when it snows and rains at the same time), but with Easter weekend comes the first...

A great wine experience

Mar 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

Pouring for patrons – working in a wine shop You’ve probably noticed a plethora of job ads, social media postings, and other alerts from wineries...

Uncorking the Okanagan

Feb 28, 2018 / 11:00 am

A sign of impending spring wine releases at Okanagan wineries? Pruning? Bottling? Or braving the interior highways to get to Vancouver? It’s a combination...