A case full of summer fun

A case full of summer fun

A CASE FULL OF SUMMER FUN By: Juliet Williams PACK A PICNIC There are numerous wineries that invite you to pack a picnic, enjoy their wines, (purchased on site) and absorb the relaxed, friendly, and picturesque setting of their vineyard property. Here are just a few worth a mention: www.spierheadwinery.com / www.nobleridge.com / www.mooberrywinery.com / […]

Abel O'Brennan

Take a Break from the Grape

On a recent visit to Vancouver Island to participate in the annual Parksville Uncorked Food & Wine Festival, I seized the opportunity to discover some of the 40+ Island wineries, meaderies and cider houses. One of the fruit wine members of the Wine Island Vintners Association (WIVA) is Coastal Black Winery. Winemaker and owner, Abel […]

St. Hubertus

Let’s get tasting

By: Helene Scott   St. Hubertus Estate Winery Rose Frizzante 2010 $16 Pretty pale pink with a gentle sparkle and you have a party in a bottle! Made from gamay noir grapes; it has cherries, strawberries and cranberries on the nose and finishes with hints of citrus and rhubarb with soft tannins on the palate. […]

The Fab Five

Tasting notes from Kelowna’s Fab Five – East Kelowna Wineries

By: Helene Scott Vibrant Vines       Chardonnay2011 $25 This straw coloured wine was barrel fermented in a combination of older and new French oak barrels, aged sur lie for three months and stirred daily. It underwent malolactic fermentation that adds to the rich mouthfeel. The oak is soft and integrated and the wine finishes with […]

Summer Okanagan Wine Fest

The 2012 Summer Okanagan Wine Festival surely will bring out the hot weather in July as it kicks off from July 7 through July 15 throughout the Okanagan showcasing our wine and food culture at the height of summer’s allure. The Summer Okanagan Wine Festival offers outdoor and indoor events designed to showcase the wineries […]

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Wine, nudes & fun, all part of the Vinos

And The Vino Goes To… Winners Announced as Funds Raised for Charity 3rd Annual Wine Film Festival raises awareness for BC Wine and funds for United Way and BC Hospitality Fund Osoyoos/Oliver B.C. – $10,500 was raised for the Children’s Charities of the United Way of the South Okanagan and the BC Hospitality Foundation as […]

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Black Tie Bingo

This is an event not to be missed!!  Have fun and feel good about supporting the Okanagan Symphony!! Unlike Bingo of the past – as many remember the fundraising experiences for your children’s hockey team or dance group – our bingo evening will rock!!! What you will experience for your ticket fee of $140.00: Sizzling […]

Get those juices flowing for the Vinos

Get those juices flowing for the Vinos

If you spent the weekend pondering the smell of petrol in your Riesling and thought to yourself, I should make a video about BC Wine, then you’re in luck. Enophiles and videographers can finally come together and fuse their passions to produce a short film about a BC winery, or anything to do with BC […]

Comox Valley Uncorked

Comox Valley Uncorked

Comox Valley Uncorked! Vancouver Island Grape Escapes By:  Andrew Findlay I’m relaxing in a private massage suite at the Oh Spa. There’s a warm moist towelette covering my eyes and the requisite nature soundtrack, complete with birdsong and trickling streams, is being piped into the room at soothing volumes from hidden speakers. My massage is […]

The perfect match for the BBQ

The perfect match for the BBQ

By Chef Steve Martson I was recently invited to a friend’s house for an afternoon barbecue. I jovially asked what I could bring; “oh just some wine”, was the reply. So this got me thinking what is the best wine to bring to a barbecue. It’s not as easy as you may first think. The […]

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