Foodie Friday: Half Corked

A humorous look at winemakers around the world – straight from the Vino Awards  Read More

Foodie Friday: Cellar Hand Vintner-land Who’s Who

Another great short film from the Vino Awards!  Read More

Cassini Cellars – an undiscovered gem of the Okanagan

by CLAIRE SEAR – Adrian Cassini at Cassini Cellars. Photo by Claire Sear Adrian Cassini Quick Stats: Romanian by birth, Canadian winery-owner by choice. Cellar rat from birth. Family owned a small vineyard in Romania. Developed palate and passion for wine as a Restaurant manager in both Romania and Canada. To ensure the finest quality wines from his vineyards, chose Phil Soo as his winemaking consultant.  An award-winning... Read More

Foodie Friday: The Vino Goes To…

Wine, nudes & fun, all part of the Vinos by Contributed – Story: 76415 Jun 12, 2012 / 2:24 pm   And The Vino Goes To… Winners Announced as Funds Raised for Charity 3rd Annual Wine Film Festival raises awareness for BC Wine and funds for United Way and BC Hospitality Fund Osoyoos/Oliver B.C. – $10,500 was raised for the Children’s Charities of the United Way of the South Okanagan and the BC Hospitality Foundation as wine-lovers,... Read More

WAM! A Sensory Experience of Wine Art & Music

WAM!  A Sensory Experience of Wine Art & Music Sat May 12 2012 7:00-10:00PM Safe Ride Home (Sponsored by Turner Audi)    Those with a love for creative expression can don their finest for WAM!….back by popular demand WAM! is the most fun you’ll have during Spring Wine Festival!  Guests can enjoy a truly unique Okanagan Valley culture experience with a variety of WINE, ART & MUSIC being served up in gorgeous Rotary Centre for... Read More

Foodie Friday: Chef’s Table at Summerhill Winery

by Drew Pihlainen Chef’s table dinner at Summerhill Pyramid Winery I was lucky enough to join Ezra Cipes, chef Jesse Croy (above), and a handful of Kelowna food enthusiasts at the winery’s first Chef’s Table event of 2012. Each of the seven courses was paired with a wine from Summerhill’s portfolio. A variety of textures and presentations were infused with fresh spring flavours in dishes that were all expertly imagined and executed by Croy... Read More

Writings from the Wall – The Dream Cafe – Heart Stories

Eleven and some years ago the Gypsy Heart Dream Cafe sat across the street from its present location at 67 Front St Penticton. It was Christmas time, the snow fell and my belly held eight months of baby as I looked for gifts. At that time, the cafe was a clearing house for imports. As I looked around I found a piece of printed paper that read Sinta (Indonesian) or Sita (India): A Goddess of the Hindu faith. She represents Agriculture; Ceremony: Earth... Read More

Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

oook contributor Ryan Donn gives you the low down on the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival Vine, dine, and wine! The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival is only a few days away. Ten days of festivities that include over 160 events spread throughout the Valley. “Something for every pallet” as Blair Baldwin said during our interview at the Wild Apple last week. It was a fascinating interview by one of the Okanagan’s wine ambassadors. I hope you... Read More