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drink: BC Wine Awards

One of the longest running wine festivals is during harvest in British Columbia's largest grape growing region, the Okanagan Valley. The 37th annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival celebrates all things BC wine for almost two full weeks, from the end of September into the start of October. There are signature sponsored events like the WestJet ...

drink: Checkmate Artisanal Winery

"This did not happen overnight." Before we go further, let's take a moment to reflect on these five words. They hold significant weight in this narrative and provide a substantial lens through which to consider the offer ahead. The British Columbia wine history is, commercially, young. Production of any serious consequence didn't take hold until the ...

people: Sandra Oldfield, Leading With Heart

A quick online search of the term "leadership" will bring several million results ranging from dictionary definitions to consultants offering their services and all measure of things between. Rarely do we have opportunity to witness leadership in its strongest and truest form, when those at the helm set the stage for and nourish the whole-hearted ...

people: Tim Okamura at Liquidity Wines

From the gentle slope of a lush vineyard to the sensory explosion of new tastes in your glass, a visit to an emerging wine region offers plenty to write home about. Liquidity Wines in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, takes the sensory experience beyond the bucolic. Many wineries now offer exquisite dining and Liquidity is no ...

drink: Tinhorn Creek

Now more than two decades in, Tinhorn Creek knows a little something about their terroir. They own and farm two vineyards in the south Okanagan: one on Black Sage Road and one at their home property on the Golden Mile Bench - the Okanagan's first official sub-region. Under the direction of CEO Sandra Oldfield, Tinhorn ...

An Introduction

Before most every home and person had a computer, there were typewriters. The best ones were equipped with correction tape and mistakes were relatively easily remedied. Prior to those machines, we wrote longhand: school reports were completed by hand-written draft version and a final copy, printed or in cursive. My fingers ache just thinking about that sixth ...

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