drink: BC wine gift guide

As an advocate for BC wine, I'm often asked to play matchmaker in selecting beautiful bottles for special tables or guiding exploratory tastebuds toward wineries of choice. It's a wonderful trust to hold, and I always welcome an opportunity to shine a light on the nice people in my Okanagan neighbourhood who make great wine. In ...

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 ...

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 ...