A few weekends ago, we yachted over to Sea Star vineyards on Pender Island to wine and dine al fresco at this beautiful, rustic, coastal, island winery. (Okay, it wasn't TECHNICALLY a yacht...) We've tasted Sea Star wines before in various Vancouver restaurants (their rosé made our list of favourite rosé-by-the-glass at The Winebar/Provence), but … Continue reading Sea Star Winery on Pender Island: Award Winning Wines on the BC Coast = Heaven!
Might be cheaper to just get real therapy, but that depends on how many glasses of wine you order. Either way, we found the perfect shopping break location, at Bistro Verde. On the sixth floor of Nordstrom, it has sweeping views overlooking Robson Street, and a dark, brooding interior that makes you forget that you're … Continue reading Wine Therapy To Get Through Retail Therapy, at Bistro Verde in Nordstrom
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
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
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
In celebration of Father's Day, our June Wine of the Month is the Maverick 2012 Rubicon. Not only does this hefty, spicy red pair well with steak, but the winery name also happens to share the moniker of one of our favourite top guns, and the wine name also just happens to be the name … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! Better Than a Tie. Maverick Rubicon 2012