Traversing the Okanagan Valley: Oliver (Black Sage Bench)

We spent the first day of our trip exploring Penticton, hanging out the beach, doing a little shopping, eating a little ice cream. It was a great way to unwind after a long drive, get settled, and prepare for our first day of wine touring. In my previous post (Traversing the Okanagan Valley: The Beginning), … Continue reading Traversing the Okanagan Valley: Oliver (Black Sage Bench)

Traversing the Okanagan Valley: The Beginning

In 2011 my wife and I decided to take a trip out to Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, specifically the city of Kelowna. As part of that trip, we went on a wine tour. It was the first time I had ever been to a winery and I wasn't sure what to expect. Right away … Continue reading Traversing the Okanagan Valley: The Beginning

How To Boil a Frog? 

Last night I got the opportunity to cook perhaps a once in a lifetime meal. The deal was I was given: Prawns, Scallops, Scampi Tails, & NY Strip Loins as the main ingredients. It was up to me to come up the dish itself. I felt good about the scallops, prawns, and the NY strip loins … Continue reading How To Boil a Frog? 

Review: Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2008 Zweigelt

Sitting around the kitchen table one night after dinner, my wife and I got to talking about entertaining and we realized it had been quite awhile since we'd had a get together at our place. We only half seriously started to think about what kind of event we could have. At the same time my … Continue reading Review: Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2008 Zweigelt

Review: Fox Run 2012 Lemberger

One of the blogs that I routinely look forward to reading is pop & pour, written by local wine aficionado Peter Vetsch.  I first came across Peter on Twitter and was quick to check out his blog,  becoming an instant follower. When it comes to the world of wine I still consider myself quite an … Continue reading Review: Fox Run 2012 Lemberger

Review: Penfolds 2014 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

Have you ever purchased a bottle of wine based solely on the fact you liked the label? Years ago I was shopping for wine for a dinner party I was attending. At that time Australian wine was the big thing, so I happened to be browsing through that country section of the wine store. My … Continue reading Review: Penfolds 2014 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

Review: Cono Sur 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when I say Cabernet Sauvignon? Most people immediately think of Napa Valley, and it's big, bold, and brash Cab Sav's. Some may think of Bordeaux, more specifically of its left bank wines. Now what comes to mind when I say Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon? Would it surprise … Continue reading Review: Cono Sur 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon