A quick Google search reveals less than stellar reviews for this airport restaurant, which is the second location of the historic Saint Gabriel street Inn - North America's oldest inn and Canada's first legal drinking establishment. Most of the critics from my thorough two second search were TripAdvisor reviewers who didn't like the prices and … Continue reading L’Auberge St. Gabriel at Montreal Airport
The little engine that could...not get us to leave! Just kidding. We left. Eventually. It's hard when they have a gorgeous tasting room and patio, sweeping views of Okanagan lake and vineyards, and tiers of delicious wine to taste. You can choose between two tastings - 5 selections from their premium platinum, gold and silver … Continue reading Big Bold Wines at Little Engine
We have been loving small, family-run wineries lately, and Little Straw in West Kelowna is no exception. Except that they are, because they have FOOD! Double the points for this! Anywhere that provides us with copious amounts of delicious wine has an automatic key to our heart, but add a smorgasbord of our favorite foods … Continue reading Drawing the Big Straw by Visiting Little Straw Winery
You won't get killed here, but the wine is killer. Seriously, the place looks like a murder shack, so don't drive away. Go to neighbouring Poplar Grove for the views and big winery experience, get that out of your system, then come here. This is a must visit winery in the Okanagan. Winemaker Richard Kanazawa … Continue reading Kanazawa Wine
Today marked the retirement of Sandhill Winemaker Howard Soon, the longest serving winemaker in Canada with 37 consecutive vintages to his name and numerous notable awards. The winery, located in downtown Kelowna, may not have the romantic vineyard ambiance that makes other Okanagan wineries so popular, but where they don't lack is inside, where you'll … Continue reading Unique Tasting Experience at Sandhill Winery’s Urban Centre
A few of us took off for a mini vacation in San Diego this past week for work/pleasure. We thought we'd better practice doing summer before it finally hits Vancouver (although we hear it came the day we left - classic, Vancouver, just classic move) while also practicing our beach wine drinking. Just kidding. We … Continue reading Winediego!
Our July pick is the Saignee Rose from Culmina Winery. 'Saignee', meaning 'to bleed' in French, is a method of making rose wine in which the pink juice is taken from (bled out of) the musts in the production of red wine, instead of discarded (winemakers remove the pink juice in order to increase the … Continue reading School’s Out Fo’ Summah! Culmina Saignee Rose