Sea Star Winery on Pender Island: Award Winning Wines on the BC Coast = Heaven!

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!

Wine Therapy To Get Through Retail Therapy, at Bistro Verde in Nordstrom

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

Drawing the Big Straw by Visiting Little Straw Winery 

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 

Unique Tasting Experience at Sandhill Winery’s Urban Centre

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

Happy Mothers’ Day! Say it More Often, Say it With The Road 13 Stemwinder 2014

The Road 13 Stemwinder 2014 is the perfect wine to share with your mom this month. This white blend is 56% Chardonnay, 34% Vioignier, 9% Marsanne, and 1% Rousanne. From Road 13: "A blend of The 2014 Stemwinder has an attractive golden hue. The perfumed nose showcases aromas of pea pod, pear, apricot, and vanilla, … Continue reading Happy Mothers’ Day! Say it More Often, Say it With The Road 13 Stemwinder 2014

April Fools!! Church and State Winery’s Lost Inhibitions White & Red Blends, 2014

The Church and State Lost Inhibitions wine bottle labels ("namaste bitches", "this is effing epic", "chill the f*ck out") were popping up all over social media right before April 1st, so naturally we assumed that the foul-mouthed labels were just an (impressively elaborate) April Fools Day prank. Given the timing, and the fact that we … Continue reading April Fools!! Church and State Winery’s Lost Inhibitions White & Red Blends, 2014

March Merlot, because we love an alliteration! Kraze Legz The Cakewalk 2011 Merlot

We almost don't want to tell you about Kraze Legz Winery, because it's a hidden gem nestled in our hidden gem town of Kaleden (aptly named from 'kalos', meaning beautiful in Greek, combined with 'Eden', that famous garden full of temptations). But, chances are, you're going to find out about both sooner or later, plus … Continue reading March Merlot, because we love an alliteration! Kraze Legz The Cakewalk 2011 Merlot