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  • Natural winemakers Christime Coletta and Matt Dumayne with their amphorae

Natural Wines Blossom in Canada’s Okanagan

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Natural wines. Coming to a glass near you, soon. Natural Wine Defined What’s a natural wine, you might ask? It means the wine in your glass is in the purest possible form. It's the closest it can be to the fruit that was in the vineyard, preferably organically or bio-dynamically farmed. Most likely it’s made with wild (not commercial) yeast, and with no sulphur added. Also, [...]

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Wine

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“Judgment” Tastings Put BC Wines on World Map

September 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Judgment: The process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing. (Merriam-Webster) How do BC wines stack up beside the rest of the world? It’s a question we used hear a lot, though, nowadays not so much. That BC wine has come of age is old news (at least to Canadians). After all, it’s hard to dispute the [...]

Food

  • Cloud 9 - Still impressive

Cloud 9 Closes: Time’s Up for Dining in the Sky

September 29th, 2017|2 Comments

Cloud 9 is (or was) the City of Vancouver’s loftiest restaurant. On September 30th it will close forever. And the giant turntable in the sky, which since 1973 has brought pleasure to so many, will stop revolving. We dropped by Cloud 9 the other night, to be whisked skyward for [...]

Travel

  • VIP patio view at Fitzpatrick Family Estate

How to Tour the Okanagan Valley in VIP Style

September 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

VIP Tours: Are they worth it? At the height of summer, wine touring in the Okanagan can get pretty busy. But as the region evolves, so does the [...]

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Parksville Untapped: a Celebration of Island Suds and Sips

February 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Parksville Untapped is firmly rooted in its Island surroundings. Nine years ago a collaboration between two prominent Vancouver Island resorts laid the foundation for Parksville Uncorked. [...]

Lifestyle

  • Natural winemakers Christime Coletta and Matt Dumayne with their amphorae

Natural Wines Blossom in Canada’s Okanagan

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Natural wines. Coming to a glass near you, soon. Natural Wine Defined What’s a natural wine, you might ask? It means the wine in your glass [...]

  • Cloud 9 - Still impressive

Cloud 9 Closes: Time’s Up for Dining in the Sky

September 29th, 2017|2 Comments

Cloud 9 is (or was) the City of Vancouver’s loftiest restaurant. On September 30th it will close forever. And the giant turntable in the sky, which [...]