On May 24, 1976, a selection of the some biggest names in French wine gathered at the InterContinental Hotel in Paris for an afternoon of wine tasting. The event was billed as a head to head blind tasting between some of the top producers in France and California. Journalists for all the major publications were invited … Continue reading 1976 Judgement of Paris, California vs. France…
I have a love/hate relationship with food and wine festivals. On the one hand, they are an opportunity to try out different foods and wines that maybe you wouldn't have an opportunity to try. If you've always been curious about eating an oyster (delicious by the way) but are too scared to order them in … Continue reading The 15th Annual East Kootenay Wine Festival.
The last 4 weeks feel like they have been a complete whirlwind and I'm only now catching my breath. I should have had this post done weeks ago but I'm only now sitting down to finish it. The last day of our absolutely fantastic trip to the Okanagan Valley. The last day! We had come … Continue reading Traversing the Okanagan Valley: Tinhorn Creek & Covert Farms
So far on our trip, we had toured the Black Sage and Naramata Bench, and now we were off to the Okanagan Falls region. Okanagan Falls, or OK Falls as it's also locally known, is a small community approximately 20 km south of Penticton that sits on the southern tip of Skaha lake. Highway 97 runs right through the middle of the … Continue reading Traversing the Okanagan Valley: Okanagan Falls
So far in our trip, we had spent a day exploring the town of Penticton and touring wineries along the Black Sage Bench (see: Traversing the Okanagan Valley: Black Sage Bench). The next region we were off to explore was the Naramata Bench. It's a 14 km stretch of land set in amongst rolling hills … Continue reading Traversing the Okanagan Valley: Naramata 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)
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
In our house the choice of what bottle of wine to drink can sometimes be quite a challenge. My wife tends to prefer white (or rose) and when given a preference I most often will choose red. So to get around this we usually take turns. We'll open a bottle of white and enjoy that. … Continue reading His and Hers Tastings!
How did you spend New Years Eve? Were you sipping Champagne and dancing the night away at some big event or perhaps you were enjoying your favourite party beverage in a house full of family and friends. Did you curl up on the couch with your significant other, your favourite takeout, and the latest blockbusters? … Continue reading Celebrating a New Year with Old Friends