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JoieFarm Founders Go Separate Ways

By |February 18th, 2015|

JoieFarm founders Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn in easier times My good friends Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn, founders of JoieFarm—one of the Okanagan's most successful wineries—are going their separate ways. I have immense respect for these two people, what they've built in JoieFarm, and everything else that they've brought to the Okanagan. [...]

Milano Coffee Roasters Redux: Columbia Lounge and Tasting Bar

By |July 1st, 2013|

 Milano Roasters: Guitar & Beans Brian Turko's passions for music and coffee merge, often when he's roasting This week I discovered another side of Milano Coffee Roasters. They were having an open house at their Eight Avenue and Columbia Street location (156 W 8th Ave, 604-879-4468). This is where all the roasting and [...]

Could You Become a Zork Dork?

By |January 24th, 2011|

Last week we spent a couple of enjoyable and informative hours with Shingleback winemaker Jahn Davey, from Australia's McLaren Vale. Wines tasted ranged from Shingleback 06 D-Block Shiraz (sequel to the celebrated 05 Jimmy Watson award winner) to value-based workhorse Red Knot Shiraz (BCLS $19.99) and Cabernet. The nicely designed Red Knot package comes [...]

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