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Dr. Bonnie Henry is one of the owners of a Similkameen winery  

Keremeos is one of B.C.’s not so secret wine destinations. Tucked into the outrageously beautiful Similkameen Valley, this town, along with its neighbour wee Cawston, play host to a list of star wineries.

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This Princeton-grown beef is some of the rarest, most-prized in the world  

There’s a cattle ranch in Princeton that’s producing some of the tastiest beef you’ll find anywhere on the planet.

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RECIPE: Vancouver’s Phnom Penh’s hot and sour soup with prawns  

Nothing says tropical like pineapple. As we head into summer, this easy to make hot and sour soup from Vancouver’s legendary and much loved Vietnamese and Cambodian restaurant, Phnom Penh is a delight.

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Mega award winners Tightrope Winery offer balance & amazing wines delivered to your door  

During these pandemic days, we all seem to be trying to find our balance. In wine country, the ‘new normal’ plans for tasting room visits and wine tourism are pivoting to make one of the Okanagan’s favourite pastimes safe. One of Naramata’s biggest wine stars, Tightrope Winery, happens to specialize in balance and award-winning wines, and they have made some adjustments to keep their wine fans happy.

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Historic buildings in downtown Kelowna could become massive new wine centre  

A wine education and sampling centre with room for 625 people is being proposed for the former Keg restaurant location in downtown Kelowna.

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West Kelowna commuters seeing old orchard replaced by new wine project  

The rolling hillsides of West Kelowna are bursting with new life as vineyards take root in long-fallow stretches of land.

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New socially responsible online grocery store to support local food systems in the Okanagan  

Start Fresh Kitchen in Kelowna has made a smart ‘pivot,’ expanding their catering-focussed and cooking class business to include a new socially responsible online grocery store to support local food systems in the Okanagan.

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Okanagan Wine Fairies are spreading love one doorstep at a time  

A group of Okanagan ladies are spreading wine joy during these stressful times by leaving baskets of wine and treats on doorsteps. Kind of like the grownup version of “Nicky Nicky Nine Doors”, but in this case the surprises are done with the most loving intentions.

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RECIPE: This easy-peasy icebox cake has been a family favourite for decades  

Icebox cake isn’t really a cake. It is an old-fashioned dessert that is most famously made with chocolate wafer cookies and whipped cream that is chilled and not baked. The wafer cookies absorb the moisture from the whipping cream and transform overnight in the fridge into a delicious cake filling.

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Quails' Gate Estate Winery founder passes away  

One of the Okanagan’s most revered pioneers in agriculture and wine passed away May 12 at the age of 94.

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It looks like another bad year for Kamloops, Okanagan peaches, apricots  

It's blossom time for early budding fruits like peaches, nectarines and apricots but gardeners from Kamloops and the Okanagan are noticing bare branches with few blooms, if any.

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Where to get your fresh local produce delivered in the Okanagan  

Fruits and vegetables are ripe for the picking all over the Okanagan. However, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, leaving your home to brave the local grocery store or farmers' market may be more of a hassle.

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Naramata author wins Best In World acknowledgement for Indigenous cuisine cookbook  

Naramata-based author Jennifer Cockrall-King and chef Shane M. Chartrand, co-creators of tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine has earned a Best in World acknowledgement for their cookbook.

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Where to find easy take-and-bake meals offered in Kamloops, Okanagan  

If you don't feel like braving the grocery store, but you still want a home-cooked meal, you're in luck.

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Kelowna brewery takes the drive-in approach to dining out  

Courtney Koga, owner of Provisions Kitchen which operates out of Kettle River Brewing, recently started a Saturday drive-in style service for customers and thinks this retro way of dining may just be the way of the future.

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RECIPE: Rhubarb Pavlova: Make this beautiful dessert for Mother's Day  

Pavlova, also affectionately known as pav, is an airy meringue dessert topped with whipped cream and fresh seasonal fruit. While both Australia and New Zealand claim birthright for this now famous dessert, there is no debate that it was created and named for famed Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova when she was on tour down under in 1926.

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Some beautiful B.C. wines perfect for celebrating your amazing mom this weekend  

We need to be creative with our celebrations this Mother’s Day. And social distancing visits can still be fun, even if you can’t get a real hug this year. Air hugs and blown kisses or virtual chats are still a wonderful way to say I love you.

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New normal for B.C. wineries may not be a bad thing: industry expert  

It won’t be business as usual when the province’s wineries reopen for tastings and tours in the coming weeks, says an industry spokesperson.

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Got meat? These local butchers deliver  

It's barbecue season and that might just make social isolation orders that much more palatable.

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Mix up some amazing cocktails at home like a pro with Krafty's new cocktail kits  

Ever tried to be that cool mixologist at home but failed miserably?

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RECIPE: Get ready to become addicted to Zuni sheet pan chicken  

San Francisco’s legendary Zuni Café is famous for its roasted chicken, which is cooked in a wood-fired brick oven and served with a warm bread salad of scallions, garlic, mustard greens, dried currants and pine nuts. For most home chefs, the original Zuni Café roasted chicken bread salad is too complicated and labour intensive. The recipe requires days of salting whole chickens, cooking at very high heat and flipping mid-way thru roasting.

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Virtual wine school is in session with the wineries in Oliver-Osoyoos Wine Country  

During these pandemic days we have been learning to adapt and make do with the current lifestyle changes. Here in wine country, we are ordering wines online (good thing!), learning about wines online (good thing!) and still choosing to support our local wineries, breweries and distilleries while we imbibe at home (very good thing).

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Local arugula hits the market signalling the return of salad season  

The season’s first arugula greens are here.

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For how much and how long? Okanagan restaurateurs struggle to make sense of what's next  

Mark Filatow is one of the most highly lauded chefs in the Okanagan, known to continually raise the bar for local cuisine at his restaurant Waterfront Wines.

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How to make dishes from top local chefs - at home  

For all of those who are eating Kraft Dinner and ramen noodles a little too much during this period of isolation, some Thompson-Okanagan restaurateurs have stepped up to help you seem like a pro-chef. 

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Sun dried tomatoes make a comeback: Try this delicious pasta recipe this weekend  

Thank the ‘umami’ movement for the popularity that sun-dried tomatoes enjoyed in the 1990s. For many North Americans, sun-dried tomatoes were actually their first umami experience.

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Celebrate Earth Day with a lesson on foraging from Chef Jesse Croy  

Have a little extra time right now? This might the perfect time to learn how to forage for delicious gifts from nature like greens, nettles and asparagus. And once you are ‘in the know’ you can continue throughout the seasons like treasure hunting for delicious mushrooms and other delights.

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B.C. orchardists fear summer labour shortage due to COVID-19 pandemic  

It's going to look very different in orchards and tree planting sites in B.C. due to the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a shortage of workers and the drastic physical distancing changes needed to make operations safe.

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Chef Bernard Casavant takes a new role with O'Rourke Family Vineyards  

Chef Bernard Casavant is a well-known and beloved name in our B.C. restaurant industry.

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B.C. restaurants work to answer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s call to find ways to reopen dining rooms  

When provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talked about finding innovative ways for restaurants to resume operating in a few weeks’ time, the association that represents the industry was all ears.

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Okanagan Mexican restaurant serves up orders with complimentary toilet paper  

A Mexican restaurant that gives free toilet paper with orders? Most times, that would be a terrible marketing effort, but for an Okanagan Mexican restaurant, this is quite unlike most times. 

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Wineries launch meal program to help laid off hospitality workers in the south Okanagan  

Wineries in the Oliver and Osoyoos area are banding together to offer meals to people out of work in the hospitality industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RECIPE: B.C. asparagus season has begun, celebrate with 3 delicious recipes  

There is only one time of year to eat asparagus and that's in the spring when it is available locally.

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Kelowna Farmers' Market weathers negative public feedback with physical distancing protocols  

The Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market opened two weeks ago outside the Parkinson Recreation Centre amidst criticism from some members of the public.

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Restaurant supply company launches online shopping option to public  

Grocery shopping has become very stressful during these crazy days of pandemic life. And to make it worse, when you finally psych yourself up and then gear up with masks and hand sanitizer to hit the store, you may find many things sold out.

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CLOSER TO HOME: Kamloops, Okanagan turn to small farms for locally-sourced food  

Fresh, local food producers in the Okanagan are seeing what appears to be a COVID-19 induced spike in demand for their products.

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Okanagan companies partner to help restaurants move online and deliver  

When times are tough, we look to our friends and neighbours for help and now that restaurants are suffering due to the pandemic, two local companies are teaming up to help them move online, connect with customers and deliver their amazing food.

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Time is now to sign up for Pandemic University - an online popup writing school  

Always wanted to learn how to write? Well, now is the time to sit down and give it a whirl. 

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Two Naramata winemakers announce new venture  

Two of Naramata’s most familiar faces in the wine industry have announced a new venture combining their years of talent and expertise into new wine brand, 2house.

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RECIPE: Halibut Season has Begun! Here are two delicious recipes to make  

Fresh straight off the boat, halibut is now available at B.C.’s seafood markets. 

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It’s springtime which means that everything’s coming up Rosé  

It’s springtime in B.C. which means that everything’s coming up rosé!

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Host a virtual B.C. wine dinner party and enter to win prizes  

April is BC Wine month, so get your party hat on and plan a virtual dinner party!

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Blue Grouse Estate Winery in Duncan celebrates BC Wine Month by supporting local charity  

April is B.C. Wine Month and Blue Grouse Estate Winery in Duncan is doing something wonderful to celebrate. They are donating one dollar from every bottle of wine sold for the month of April to their local Nourish Cowichan Society. And, in addition to giving $1 per bottle sold, the Brunner family, owners of Blue Grouse Winery, will match every donation dollar for dollar.

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Kelowna farmer's market holds first outdoor event of the year  

Plastic wrapped produced lined the stalls and gloved vendors greeted customers for the first outdoor Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market of the season.

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Kelowna man gets a special birthday surprise during COVID-19 with help from executive chef  

Although a Kelowna man's parents couldn't make it to the city during the COVID-19 pandemic, they found a way to make his day special with the help of an executive chef.

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Kamloops, Okanagan breweries, wineries and cideries that deliver to your door  

Leaving the house is stressful these days. But there's nothing better than a local craft beer, glass of wine or cider to help ease you through this quarantine.

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‘Let me show you how to prune,’ Okanagan winery begins informative video series  

You can still take care of your grapes during COVID-19 and a Penticton winery is sharing tips on how to prune.

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Okanagan winery adapts to COVID-19 'new realities' with virtual wine tastings  

Social distancing and crowd restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the Okanagan’s wine industry hard at this time of year.

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Why Okanagan orchardists may have to rely more on local labour this year  

The lockdown at Byland Nurseries because of confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst temporary foreign workers is not an indication that similar outbreaks will occur on other Okanagan farms.

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Free delivery to your door for this wine & cheese package  

Isolation days have become delivery days.

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Kamloops food truck serves truckers at fuel stop, pilot for province-wide project  

A Kamloops food truck, Cookshack Cravings, will be serving truckers at the Chevron Commercial Cardlock on Versatile Drive, starting this weekend. 

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OAK Estate Winery joins the Summerland scene  

One of the Okanagan’s most glamorous winery properties has recently been acquired. And, with one of the Okanagan’s most glamorous wine members involved, we should prepare to be dazzled.

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Kelowna chef making and delivering meals to those who can't cook for themselves  

After learning that some people are struggling to cook for themselves, a Kelowna chef is offering his expertise to ensure that everyone gets a tasty meal.

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RECIPE: Both kids and adults will find delicious comfort in Chef Rod Butters' 'World-Famous Pancakes'  

Chef Rod Butters is a Canadian culinary superstar. With a career spanning four decades, Butters has been at the forefront of embracing local ingredients, establishing a Canadian food identity and a pioneer in the now-celebrated farm to table movement. 

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Local businesses showing their gratitude to our front line healthcare workers  

There has been a beautiful rainbow emerging from this storm we are in — love. Community love, family love, planet love, we as Canadians seem to truly be excelling when it comes to a collective response in the face of danger.

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Okanagan, Kamloops delivery services see massive uptick during COVID-19 pandemic  

Demand for delivery services have skyrocketed as the province has implemented social distancing measures and closed restaurants to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Stuck at home? Maybe free local online cooking classes would help  

Staying at home offers the perfect time to reconnect with your kitchen and get the whole family involved to plan, prep and create meals together. Now is also the perfect time to order a new cookbook online or sign up for some online cooking classes.

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Provisions kitchen and catering offering food by the honour system  

The trio behind Kelowna’s beloved CrAsian Food Truck, Provisions Kitchen Catering (at Kettle River Brewing) and BoxcAr by CrAsian are Chef Brock Bowes, and sisters Courtney and Meiko Koga.

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B.C. farmers' markets hoping online deliveries will offset market closures during COVID-19  

One win that we might have despite all of the closures due to COVID-19? Farm fresh food delivered right to you.

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Grocery stores now looking for new employees to help keep the shelves stocked  

While people stock up on food and household items to prepare for potential isolation or quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic, several grocery stores need to hire more hands to keep up.

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Summerhill Pyramid Winery offers a new online organic family meal and grocery ordering system  

As we all try to process the numerous changes being imposed to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, businesses are trying to adapt to meet new needs and even help the community.

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This Kamloops food truck is planning to bring food to the neighbourhood  

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cookshack Cravings food truck was booked solid with Kamloops events from March to October. Now that the province has advised organizations to cancel gatherings of more than 50 people, events in March and April have been cancelled, while events in May and June are on hold, said owner Deanna Bell.

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Kelowna farmer offering farm produce home delivery solution  

As the future of farmers markets remain uncertain due to social distancing rules, a local farmer is strategizing on how to get their products to the community.

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Okanagan farmers brace for losses as workforce banned from Canada amid COVID-19 concerns  

The Okanagan's farmers long relied upon workers from other countries to care to bring crops to market and now COVID-19 is poised to wreak havoc on that process.

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Vancouver’s not so secret after-hours burger joint: Hundy  

The restaurant scene in Vancouver is taking a new twist with daytime coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants moonlighting as hamburger joints, wine bars and secret long table dinners.

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Breaking Bread: Vancouver restaurant industry creates a smart initiative to combat COVID-19 concerns  

There is a lot of anxiety right now as people try to stay clear of the COVID-19 virus. Many have chosen to isolate themselves and the result has been catastrophic on Vancouver’s restaurant and service industry. 

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Comfort fooding around Vancouver  

Vancouver’s food scene is an ever-evolving work of art. Never a dull moment as new restaurants seem to pop up every week. 

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Grapes tainted by smoke is real for Okanagan wineries but a solution offers hope  

The question comes up for local wineries during every bad wildfire season but few winemakers will readily admit that yes, wildfire smoke can impact grapes.

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Anthony Von Mandl adds Liquidity Winery to his empire  

Anthony Von Mandl’s stunning empire of Okanagan wineries continues to expand. His company, Mark Anthony Group Inc., recent acquired Liquidity Wines in Okanagan Falls and it has sent the wine world abuzz.

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Enderby dog treat business making use of brewery's waste  

Using a barley by-product from a local brewery, a recently launched Enderby dog treat business is hoping its new eye-catching K9 snacks will be a winner.

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Another successful year at the 42nd Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival  

The 42nd annual Vancouver International Wine Festival wrapped on March 1 leaving wine lovers and industry well sated with fully exercised palates.

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Follow the line: Penticton's Il Vecchio still serving some of the best deals in town  

The lunch rush is just beginning at Penticton’s Il Vecchio Delicatessen at 317 Robinson Street on a midweek March morning and customers are already lining up in the cozy eatery.

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Legendary Vancouver restaurateur John Bishop announces retirement  

One of Vancouver's most iconic restaurants is sadly closing Aug. 1. After a legendary 35 years of great success, John Bishop recently announced that he is hanging up his apron and entering retirement.

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Summerland man turning on the taps of Okanagan maple syrup  

The Okanagan maple syrup harvest is showing signs of winding down as temperatures soared earlier this week.

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Kelowna farmers make core changes to produce Karma Apple Soda  

The story of Karma Apple Soda is more than a story about a new product being launched by a fruit-growing Kelowna family.

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Kelowna chef to compete on Top Chef Canada  

Okanagan chef Brock Bowes will be competing on Season 8 of Top Chef Canada.

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Music lineup revealed for Great Okanagan Beer Festival  

Beer enthusiasts will enjoy a wide range of music this year at the Great Okanagan Beer Festival.

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Kamloops restaurant offering 'Women & Whiskey' sessions  

Getting more women into whiskey is a labour of love for Sara Hanrahan.

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RECIPE: Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Pickles from Burdock and Co Poetic Recipes Inspired by Ocean, Land and Sea  

Andrea Carlson has never sought the limelight or celebrity chef status. Her restaurant, Burdock & Co opened their doors in the spring of 2013 and has quietly become one of Vancouver’s best restaurants.  

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Winemaker Rob Summers announces retirement at Hester Creek Estate Winery  

Hester Creek Estate Winery has become one of the B.C. wine industry’s most recognized brands and consistent wine labels. Much of this success is due to the man behind the wines, Rob Summers.

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Strategy to protect wine grapes from smoke-taint developed by UBC Okanagan researchers  

A common agricultural spray may be the key to preventing smoky flavour permeating wine grapes.

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Plans afoot to revitalize 'the only licensed bar on the beach of Okanagan Lake'  

Three Alberta and Okanagan based men are taking over the food offerings at the troubled Lake Okanagan Resort.

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Vancouver Wine Festival Event is Happening Now! Don't miss out on signing up for an event  

Escape the February blues at the Vancouver International Wine Festival happening from Feb. 22 to March 1.

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Naramata Heritage Inn now owned by acclaimed chef Ned Bell, Kate Colley, Paul Hollands and Maria Wiesner  

The Naramata Heritage Inn will open in May under the ownership of some of the most influential people in B.C.'s culinary community.

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Celebrate International Women's Day with a line up of food and wine stars  

International Women’s Day is March 8 so do take a moment to give a nod or high five all of the amazing women in our B.C. food and wine industry — there are a lot of them out there to celebrate.

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Summerhill Winery wants to build a Culinary College for Humanity  

The owner of Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna wants to create a world class Culinary College for Humanity on top of his wine cellar.

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Okanagan apple industry going through 'necessary reset,' says industry member  

Apple farming may not be making anyone rich right now but from the perspective of one Okanagan packinghouse, conditions are far from dire.

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No shortage of seasonal foreign agriculture workers expected in B.C. this year  

It appears there won’t be a shortage of agricultural workers on Okanagan farms and orchards this season following the first full year of biometric requirements for all foreign workers, and a drop in the number of young people travelling from Quebec and Ontario to pick.

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Okanagan company is turning winemaking byproducts into gold  

After a change in business direction, this Okanagan company hopes to turn vineyard waste into profit.

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Troubled times for Okanagan apple orchardists  

It’s not the best of times for the Okanagan’s 400-plus apple growers who are struggling with low returns and an influx of cheap apples from Washington State.

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Chefs’ Table Society sets up a Harry McWatters Scholarship Fund  

The B.C.'s Chefs’ Table Society has created a new scholarship fund to honour the memory of Harry McWatters, the wine industry legend who passed away last summer.

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Head to Rossland to eat, drink, ski & party this March at The Spring Thing Festival  

B.C. has a range of glorious ski destinations to choose from – but have you been to them all?

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How these Kamloops, Okanagan food delivery apps successfully feed the local economy  

Local entrepreneurs are finding success by offering small businesses app-based food delivery services that don't include the financially crippling commissions and fees charged by the big guys.

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Gelato, supper clubs, port & whisky tastings: QB Gelato has it all  

Did you know that Kelowna’s local favourite gelato shop has a secret life? QB Gelato’s creators Victor Laderoute and Kevin Bojda are food and drink event innovators on top of being super palate pleasers. Besides being the go-to gelato shop, they offer delicious coffee, lunch options, cooking classes and they have a supper club and now drink pairing events too.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with homemade Persian love cake  

Cookbook authors can change the way we cook at home, inspiring recipes from other countries that become our new favourite dishes.

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Attention witches and wizards: You're invited to a Harry Potter pub crawl in Kelowna  

Bring your wand, sorting hat and favourite flavour of Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans because a Harry Potter pub crawl is coming to Kelowna next month.

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Okanagan apple growers being hit hard by financial losses  

Okanagan apple farmers are suffering significant financial hardship with higher costs and lower returns, according to the B.C. Fruit Growers Association.

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Kamloops woman takes on Food Network Canada's 'Wall of Chefs' for $10K prize  

Although she's only ever been a home cook, a Kamloops woman is taking on the Food Network Canada's Wall of Chefs in hopes of scoring the $10,000 prize.

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Awesome new podcast dives into the lives of our B.C. Chefs  

We live in a day when the spotlight shines rightfully on both our food producers and food creators. Because really, what would we do without them? Want to get into the head of a chef? A new B.C.-based podcast is going to do just that.

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Kamloops moves into the future of food retail with plans for a food hall  

Kamloops is moving closer to having a food hall which would mimic spaces like Assembly Chef’s Hall in Toronto, Pike Place Market in Seattle, Eataly in Chicago and the Union Market in Washington, D.C.

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How Okanagan fruit trees are weathering dramatic shifts in temperatures  

With temperatures swinging from arctic to balmy and then back to chilly again, it’s only natural concerns would arise about one of this valley’s most precious exports — fruit.

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Unique ways to celebrate Valentine's Day this year  

Valentine’s Day approaches and this year it lands on a Friday.

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Okanagan winemaker reflects on 30 years of the VQA  

B.C.’s Vintners Quality Alliance is celebrating its 30th anniversary and an Okanagan winemaker who has been in the industry since the VQA’s inception believes it will help propel the industry into the future.

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Planning prosperous future starts today with IG Wealth Management  

It all starts with a plan — and that plan starts now.

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An Okanagan sparkling sangria is in the works  

As the B.C. beverage industry continues to explode, exciting new products continue to stream onto the drink scene, including canned bevvies.

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Okanagan restaurants make list of Canada’s top 100 most romantic dining spots  

The season of love is upon us and two Okanagan restaurants have claimed spots on OpenTable’s list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada for 2020.

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These ultra-healthy hot drink mixes are not just a Kamloops secret anymore  

A collection of healthy hot drink mixes have moved up from a spot at the Kamloops Farmers' Market and are now available for purchase online.

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SilverStar spring mountain festival returns  

Back for the second year running, SilverStar Mountain Resort is once again holding the 10-day SEISMIC Spring Mountain Festival.

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More brews, ciders, food and fun at this year's Okanagan Fest of Ale  

Okanagan Fest of Ale turns 25 this year and it promises to be the best and biggest ever.

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Cannabis enhanced dinner parties are taking dining to new heights  

Modern dining has just hit a new high. With the official legal arrival of Mary Jane to our worlds recently, cannabis-infused products have been all the rage.

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West Kelowna ice wine festival celebrates Chinese New Year  

West Kelowna’s Grizzili Winery is kicking off the Chinese New Year with an ice wine festival this weekend.

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New way of preserving farmland championed in Okanagan, Kamloops  

While there are a number of trusts that serve to protect wild land in B.C., that’s more of a challenge when it comes to preserving working farms.

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A 'Fresh Start' for those struggling through life has room to grow beyond its Kelowna roots  

Michael Buffett walked away from his dream job running a Banff restaurant to live in a tiny pickers' shack, launching the most rewarding phase of his and many others’ lives in Kelowna.

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Winter time is Fondue time: Here are the best places to get in on the cheesy action  

What is toothsome remedy for the winter blues? F-O-N-D-U-E. Fun, fabulous and festive, this Swiss style of eating is more than food, it is an activity and it has made a comeback from its glory days in the 1970s.

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Meal prep and juice bar restaurant coming to Kamloops  

Kamloops food offerings are getting a little cleaner and greener with a new juice bar and meal prep restaurant coming to the university neighbourhood.

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Celebrating Christine Coletta, the B.C.wine industry's trailblazing 'godmother'  

Everyone in B.C.'s wine industry knows Christine Coletta.

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Pets welcome at West Kelowna icewine festival  

Reap the rewards of a chilly Okanagan winter with an icewine festival.

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Industry reacts to Lonely Planet naming Penticton 'Canada's craft beer capital'  

Being named Canada's craft beer capital in the Lonely Planet travel guide gives Penticton breweries a feather to put in their caps, but it remains to be seen whether it will bring in customers.

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Dine Around Okanagan is on - go eat!  

The annual Dine Around event has begun.

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10 MORE B.C. wine varieties to try in 2020  

Earlier this week, we offered you ten varietals to get you out of your wine rut. But here's the beautiful thing about wine — there are so many to try and enjoy. Hey, it's 2020 so let's make this a cool 20 wine varietals to try. And, If you want to choose just one winery, Moon Curser Vineyards in Osoyoos specializes in amazing, unique to B.C

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Another pub proposed for Kelowna’s growing North End brewery district  

Now that the Rustic Reel craft brewery is up and running in Kelowna, the owner of that building wants to redevelop a nearby old warehouse, possibly with a pub offering more than 100 seats.

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Kitsch Wines looking to relocate and expand in Kelowna  

A new 10,200 square foot winery is proposed by Trent and Maria Kitsch near their existing East Kelowna Kitsch Wine operation.

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Vegan restaurant bringing new life and new flavours to a notorious Kelowna street  

Kelowna’s Leon Avenue hasn’t recently been an area where entrepreneurs want to invest with concerns about its homeless population being regularly raised.

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Penticton's craft brewing industry is grabbing international attention  

Penticton’s craft brewing industry has attracted more international attention with a recent write up in Lonely Planet.

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A Calgary chocolatier gets the high sign to make cannabis-infused products  

Have you heard the buzz? Canadians, your chocolate highs are soon to be taken to the next level.

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Try something new: Here are 10 delicious B.C. wine varieties to try in 2020  

Stuck in a wine rut? Always ordering Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris? Here are 10 “other” outstanding B.C. wine varietals to discover in 2020:

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Cold weather great for icewine crop but there's a downside  

There’s good news and bad news for grape growers in the cold weather forecast for the Okanagan and Thompson regions this week.

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Kelowna's One Big Table closes for the last time  

Kelowna’s first community-funded grocery store and a champion of the local food movement will close its doors tomorrow.

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Green is the new black: Kelowna's crop of plant-based restaurants grows  

In the food universe of the past, it has not been easy being green.

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Three hot new Asian restaurants set to thrill in Vancouver  

The visionary Vancouver House building on Howe Street in Vancouver has been the talk of the town since construction began.

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Happy Three Kings Day — Let's all eat cake  

You may have noticed the word Epiphany in passing on your calendars or elsewhere?

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The South Okanagan wine industry loses a beloved member  

The Okanagan wine industry is mourning the loss of a beloved community member. Maria Ferreira, the matriarch and heart of Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery in Oliver, passed away suddenly on Dec. ,19.

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Breaking down the food trends for 2020  

Food trends for 2020 have been decided and happily the overall themes are healthier, more earth friendly, food conscious and farm focussed. What's old is new again, so bring on the village mentality, food frugality and more sustainability. Remember, as Wendell Berry, novelist and environmental activist says: “Eating is an agricultural act.” So support our precious farmers.

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Want to get paid to eat poutine? Here's how  

You may want to rethink your New Year's resolution.

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Vancouver's best restaurant is in the Southern Interior, according to one critic  

Row Fourteen restaurant co-owner Kevin Klippenstein is feeling pretty good about his new Cawston venture less than six months into its first year of operation.

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Make these cocktails, mocktails and beertails to kick off 2020  

Later 2019, and hellloooo 2020. Feeling good about the sound of those numbers? I do. Let’s hold our glasses high, peoples and toast an amazing new year ahead.

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Happy New Year quotes and toasts to share around the table  

2020 sounds like a good luck number. The Chinese zodiac says the main zodiac element is metal and the animal sign is rat making 2020 the Year of the Metal Rat. 

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A picture perfect wonderland at SilverStar Mountain Resort  

Just before Christmas, my friend Cristi and I travelled to SilverStar Mountain Resort for a girls getaway and iNwine snowshoe adventure. A quick 20-minute drive from Vernon delivered us to a picture perfect winter wonderland: A small ski hill, complete with twinkling lights and friendly villagers. If a white-bearded man in a red suit should have appeared, I would not have been surprised.

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Say cheers with these perfect seasonal beers from Thompson-Okanagan breweries  

For those of you who are in the midst of the holi-daze, you’re probably looking for something to do to fill your time. Whether you’re with family, friends, or need to get away from the holiday hullabaloo, trying some limited edition winter brews is the perfect remedy.

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Great brewing minds think alike in Kelowna’s North End brewery district  

When Chris Dedinsky and Russ Burmell-Higgs decided to open a craft brewery in the industrial North End of downtown Kelowna they didn’t realize they were launching a whole district.

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Last minute gift ideas? Try tickets to some delicious events  

Last minute shoppers, don’t panic.  I have a couple of ideas for you that will require zero wrapping paper and zero mall time. Easy peasy to order, tickets to a fabulous event always makes for an amazing gift.

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5 holiday survival tips for people with food sensitivities and the people who cook for them  

With the holiday season well underway, several families are getting ready to plan their traditional feasts to celebrate the season.

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7 decadent B.C. dessert wines to end the year on a sweet note  

Sweet love… Every holiday meal deserves a sexy ending and a nip of luxurious B.C. dessert wine is the perfect closer. Sweet pairs with sweet too my friends, making these rich and delicious wine babes the perfect date for your cakes and puddings. Lucky us, B.C. wine country keeps us local with a lineup of decadent fortified wines or a port-style wine – not just icewines.

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Celebrate the beginning of winter at Summerhill Pyramid Winery  

It’s been a tradition at Summerhill Pyramid Winery since 1997, and this year’s observation of the arrival of the winter solstice is no exception.

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New Year's celebration ideas for Kamloops and the Okanagan  

New Year’s Eve should be about amazing food, drink, fun and friends. Here are a few more delicious ideas on how best to ring in 2020 around the valley:

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CedarCreek wins Canadian Winery of the Year award  

CedarCreek Estate Winery was named the Canadian Winery of the Year for the third time at the 2019 InterVin International Wine Awards.

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Wondering what to drink this holiday season? This UBCO expert can help  

Wondering how to imbibe without blowing your diet this holiday season?

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Ring in the New Year at a B.C. winery  

For food and wine lovers, the best way to say good-bye to 2019 and ring in the New Year is with an evening of dining and wining. Here are 5 B.C. wineries to celebrate New Year’s Eve with.

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Local ideas to make holiday entertaining easy  

You know, it is totally acceptable not to slave away and make everything from scratch for your holiday gatherings.

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12 Christmas gift ideas for all of your favourite people  

Christmas is only 12 sleeps away so here are 12 beautiful gift ideas for all of the loves in your life:

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Grüner Veltliner is IN - 5 B.C. Grüners you must try now  

While wine snobs are still sipping on Riesling, the cool kids are once again ordering up Grüner Veltliner.

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Summerhill Pyramid Winery's winemaker sparkles  

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Holiday gift ideas for local food, wine and book lovers  

Christmas shopping has begun and what makes a better gift than a book?

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Recent cold snap not long enough to complete Okanagan icewine harvest  

The Arctic blast in the Okanagan late last week lacked the duration and intensity needed for Okanagan wineries to complete their icewine harvest.

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Beering Around Town: More on Kelowna's awesome brewery district  

It seems like overnight Kelowna built an urban culture.

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Reeling in the local community: Rustic Reel Brewing Co. offers much more than beer  

Rustic Reel Brewing Company is literally a one-woman show and in three short months of opening her business, Susi Foerg has become a shining star on the local craft beer scene. 

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Calling all Farmers: Application for Financial Grant  

Farmers in this day and age have a heck of a time finding ways to make a living.

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Sudden cold snap is just fine for icewine  

Okanagan grape growers who have an icewine crop to harvest are watching the thermometer closely this week.

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Vernon vineyard project above Bella Vista in the works  

It appears that the social media rumours are true: Vernon is getting a new vineyard.

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Vancouver bistro features World Chef Exchange with indigenous Chef from New Zealand  

Indigenous cuisine is rightly seeing the spotlight these days.

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Kelowna's Great Kitchen Party a smashing success  

Oh, what a night!

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Owner of Oriental Supermarket plans to open independent grocery store in Kelowna’s North End  

The site of the former OK Builders Supply building just north of downtown Kelowna is slated to become a 15,000 square foot grocery store by next summer.

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Canada's First Wine Village set to launch in Oliver in 2020  

Canada’s "first true wine village” is being built in the South Okanagan, bringing together small-batch wine, beer, cider and spirit producers under one roof as well as offering a unique event venue and creative culinary offerings.

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Row Fourteen Restaurant: Yet Another reason to head to the amazing Similkameen  

B.C.’s culinary landscape is evolving and expanding at such high speed, it is hard to keep track. It is very exciting to taste the international flavours available across the province intertwined with our own beautifully unique cuisine celebrating the taste of our terroir from both land and sea.

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North Okanagan's newest cidery opens today  

After two years of growing, picking, fermenting and sipping, the North Okanagan's newest cidery is getting ready to open its doors.

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Alcohol-free gin hits the B.C. spirit market  

Could it be? Spirit free spirits? It's true.

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The must have wine book for every wine lover in your life  

If you are involved in the Okanagan wine industry, you will know Luke Whittall.

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Agriculture Land Commission says no to restaurant, banquet hall at high-end South Okanagan winery  

A high-end South Okanagan winery and vineyard had its plans for a restaurant and banquet facility scuttled after the province's Agricultural Land Commission turned down a request for the non-farm uses on the property.

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10 amazing places to book cooking classes this winter  

As the weather cools, we tend to retreat back into our kitchens and into slow cooking mode. I also find that there is more time to experiment and learn new methods, so what better time than to sign up for cooking classes and wine school?

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Meet local chicken farmer and entrepreneur Tyler Linttell  

Tyler Linttell is an urban farmer and part of the young genre who, with no farming family background — like none at all — have decided to return to the land.

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8 sexy B.C. reds to sip by the fireside  

‘Tis the season to light a fire, break out the sweaters and snuggle up under a blanket. Red wine is the go-to choice for cooler weather, and enjoying a glass by a roaring fire, or with dinner, is sure to help create the perfect cozy vibe to get you through the long winter.

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Zwilling has opened a store in Kelowna  

Did you hear the news that the most amazing kitchen store opened in Orchard Park? Zwilling is here and you had better start making out your Christmas list because you are going to love everything in store.

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Penticton's culinary trail will focus on the region's innovative and growing cuisine experiences  

Travel Penticton hopes to emulate the success of the Okanagan’s wine and ale trails with the creation of new trail aimed at culinary experiences.

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iN PHOTOS: A look at Kamloops newest brewery, restaurant  

The newest brewery in Kamloops hasn’t even officially announced that they are open, but they are already flooded with customers.

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2019 Taste Canada cookbook award winners announced  

Taste Canada Cookbook awards have announced the 2019 winners.

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Buzz is growing over this Similkameen restaurant  

There’s a unique new restaurant in the Similkameen valley that is attracting a growing list of positive reviews and with them, customers from all over B.C.

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For food and wine lovers, Whistler’s 23rd Annual Cornucopia Festival is a must attend  

Head to Whistler for the 23rd Annual Cornucopia Festival presented by BlueShore Financial happening Nov. 7 to 17, 2019. With hotel deals, wine, cocktail and beer events as well as fabulous parties, this is the perfect November get-away. With over 150 events, there is something for everyone and every budget.

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Kettle Valley Railway's wine train in Summerland is one of a kind in B.C.  

Summerland’s Kettle Valley Railway is hosting a unique wine and food event following its inaugural success earlier this year.

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8 Places in Kelowna to indulge in Gluten-free treats with coffee  

This one is all for my GF peeps.

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The perfect, easy, vegan scone recipe for cozy fall mornings  

I recently returned from an amazing iNwine Adventure to the Sunshine Coast (stay tuned for the full article).

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6 hot Okanagan spots that feature local wines on the menu  

When in wine country, you drink local wine.

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North Okanagan businesses battle it out in the Great Grilled Cheese Restaurant Challenge  

Five Armstrong businesses have just added an extra item to their menus in the hope of outdoing each other in the battle to win the Great Grilled Cheese Restaurant Challenge.

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Put this pumpkin cheesecake recipe on your Thanksgiving menu  

Pumpkin pie meets cheesecake in this recipe and the result is so delicious.

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10 B.C. Chardonnays to pair with Thanksgiving turkey  

#Chardonnayism is one of my hashtags because I am a die hard fan. For those of you who joined the ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) party during the woeful days of this fantastic grape’s exile period due an awful trend of over-oaking back in the day, I implore you to give it another go. Chardonnay is a beautiful grape and our local BC wine scene is creating gorgeous expressions of this world-renowned variety

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The craft beer revolution is alive and well in the Okanagan and Kamloops  

October is B.C. Craft Beer Month, and we felt a sense of responsibility to share all the spots in the Thompson-Okanagan where you can get a crafty cold one.

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Tofino Wine Festival 2020 cancelled  

One of B.C.'s great wine festivals is no more.

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A new organic distillery opens on Bowen Island  

Located in the middle of tiny downtown Bowen Island, a new distillery has popped up. The Copper Spirit Distillery project has been in the works for almost five years and this summer marked their grand opening. Miguel and Candice Kabantsov are the owners and creators of these new organic spirits featuring a vodka and a rye spirit with a gin in the works. There is also a whisky maturing too and will be released in future.

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Celebrating all things local at The Okanagan Table opening October 1  

The latest news from RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. is their highly anticipated project The Okanagan Table - kitchen, events and catering set to open its doors Oct. 1 and already has us excited about the lineup of events planned.

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Take the plunge and start living the Okanagan way  

If you don’t move to the Okanagan for the lifestyle, you’ll surely settle here for the wine, farm and food culture.

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Fooding Around Vancouver: 10 places you must eat  

I lived in beautiful Vancouver for many years and still return frequently for business and pleasure. Part of that pleasure is roaming this delicious food city with friends and revelling in its many flavours. With intense cultural diversity comes exceptional, authentic palate diversity, and here you can treat your tastebuds to an international frenzy of flavours. Here is a list of my top 10 haunts that never disappoint.

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Farewell to beloved Cowichan Bay restaurant Vinoteca  

I was devastated to learn that one of my favourite winery restaurants was closing its doors at the end of this season.

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Late season wasp infestation a concern for some Okanagan vineyards  

PENTICTON - Okanagan grape growers are monitoring their vineyards closely as a late-season pest makes a sudden appearance.

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iNwine Wednesday: Drink Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Gewürztraminer  

iNwine Wednesday star of the week is Gewürztraminer 

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It isn't autumn without pumpkins, corn mazes and hay rides  

Summer may be over in the Okanagan and the local farmers may be wrapping up harvest season but they are going out with a bang.

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'My whole life has been in apples:' Davison Orchards from humble beginning to busy tourist spot  

VERNON - Dressed in a baggy plaid shirt, with jeans that are at least one size too big held up by suspenders, the man affectionately known as Grampa Bob looks every part the old school farmer that he is.

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Three Okanagan Fall Festivals not to miss  

Festing is one of the things we do best in the Okanagan and harvest season is when we really get down for some major celebrating. Food and wine celebrations are happening up and down the valley, check them out and get tickets and partake in our legendary harvest season.

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iNwine Wednesday: Toasting Evolve Cellars & the McWatters Family  

This iNwine Wednesday we are celebrating the McWatters family and featuring one of their delicious sparkling wines from their Evolve Cellars label.

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Bird is the word! How and where to source local turkeys for Thanksgiving  

It’s almost turkey time and high time to order your local turkeys to ensure you’ve got the best to serve for Thanksgiving dinner.

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No-spray zones divide French farmers from anxious neighbours  

PARIS - When tractors laden with pesticides and other chemicals start spraying the vineyards that produce fruity Bordeaux wines, Marie-Lys Bibeyran's phone starts to ring.

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Plan now for the best tomatoes next year  

A myth among tomato lovers is that home-grown tomatoes taste best. Not true! The best varieties of tomatoes are what taste best, whether they're grown on a farm or in a backyard.

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The best places in the Okanagan to fill your pie hole  

Living in the Okanagan means fresh fruit at our fingertips all year long - either fresh or from local storage. And fruit products, including pie, are usually 'the' dessert of choice for locals and visitors here.

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Where to get the best corn in the Okanagan  

Corn-a-holics and dare I say, corn aficionados like my husband and I eagerly await news each year of opening day at Day’s Century Farms. When the CORN sign is set out at their Byrns Road farm in Kelowna, the annual pilgrimage begins in a steady stream and doesn’t stop until mid-September when corn season ends and we begin a mourning period. That day is soon upon us as this Sunday, September 15, the fruit stand will close for the season.

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iNwine Wednesday: Rosé-all-day is still in effect  

Rosé-all-day is still in effect, people! Summer may technically be over and the skies may have turned cloudy, but rosé doesn’t need sunshine— especially Pinot Noir rosé. Did you know that rosé happens to pair perfectly with Thanksgiving turkey? One of my favourites this year and one that is a perfect pick for fall days and Thanksgiving dinner is from O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars

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Weather struck a balance in valley vineyards this year  

PENTICTON - Rain falling on Okanagan vineyards this week isn’t exactly what growers need right now, but no one is complaining about the weather too much - yet.

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Stephen Cipes inducted into B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame  

Congratulations to Stephen Cipes for his upcoming induction into the B.C. Restaurant Association's 2019 Hall of Fame! An organic pioneering powerhouse, Kelowna’s Stephen Cipes, owner of Summerhill Pyramid Winery, is being inducted as a Local Champion for providing holistic hospitality in his winery and his restaurant.

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20th annual 'Wine'd Up' event supports Whistler Search and Rescue  

KELOWNA - One of the Okanagan's most lauded chefs will be making his way to Whistler this fall to help celebrate and raise funds for some of the hardest working men and women in Whistler.

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A Fabulous New Cookbook to make entertaining super fun and easy  

Cookbook alert! On Boards is a MUST for your cookbook shelf. This beautiful, clever new book was created by Vancouver food stylist Lisa Bolton. In it is a whole new world of entertaining ideas. Gorgeous and delicious, serving meals on boards is a genius style of serving. Not only does the chef get to sit down to enjoy the meal with the guests but most of the recipes are prep way ahead resulting in an easy peasy stress-free party day.

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Okanagan wine: Twinning with a sister wine region in France  

PENTICTON - The regional district wants to explore the possibility of setting up a sister region in France known for its wine production.

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Check out the delicious Foodie Tours across the Okanagan  

The Okanagan's unique culinary culture appeals to many visitors, though it wasn't until recently that businesses started to realize the connection. 

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Monika the Baker offers bread baking classes and more at Blue Bunch Farm  

Perhaps the Okanagan’s most famous baker was Monika Walker, known by all as Monika the Baker.

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Flashy cars, wine, cider and spirits to be celebrated Mexican style in Kelowna  

KELOWNA - The inaugural Taco Vino “tasting experience” will heat up Kelowna on Oct. 19.

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A cheese shop with an international stamp of approval in Kelowna  

Turophile: (toor'-oh-file, tyoor'-oh-file) n. a connoisseur of cheese; a cheese fancier. from Greek tyros "cheese" + philos "loving."

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iN Season: A very peachy peach pie  

Growing up on my family orchard in East Kelowna, my mom tended a very special block of peaches that she sold herself.

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A tribute to the grape farmers behind the Riesling  

Tantalus Vineyards is one of B.C.’s most iconic wineries and has become a benchmark for Riesling and winemaking excellence.

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New Kelowna craft brewery preparing for October opening  

KELOWNA - All the paperwork is in place for the next addition to Kelowna's growing craft beer district in the North End of downtown.

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Lumby man has a plan to provide easy access to fresh, organic vegetables  

NORTH OKANAGAN - A Lumby resident has launched a social enterprise that takes the hard work of gardening away, but allowing people to eat fresh organic vegetables picked straight from their own garden.

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inWine Wednesday: Lariana Cellars  

Lariana Cellars are Dan and Carol Scott… and family: Their story is not unlike many that enter into the world of winemaking. They began as grape growers, selling to other wineries until one day they caught the bug. For Dan and Carol, they began with 10 acres of beautiful orchard land in Osoyoos that they decided to transform to vineyard in 2007.

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Kelowna's new brewery Rustic Reel is open and reeling in customers  

KELOWNA - Rustic Reel Brewing Co. is the most recent brewery to open its doors in downtown Kelowna, and customers are already raving about it.

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Mushroom Mania across the province  

Are you a mushroom lover? The Okanagan Mushroom Festival is coming up and Start Fresh Kitchen is preparing to knock your caps off with another delectable event with Sandhill Wines.

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Garagiste North Wine Festival rocks  

The 5th Annual Garagiste North Small Producers Wine Festival at Sperling Vineyards last Sunday August 18th was a smashing success. With 22 superstar small wineries pouring around 80 different small lot wines to a crowd of 300 on a sunny Okanagan afternoon, there was pure wine country magic in the air.

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North America's First Indigenous Winemaker in Osoyoos  

The first indigenous-owned winery in North America, Nk’Mip (pronounced in-ka-meep) Cellars also is home to the first indigenous winemaker in North America. Justin Hall is that winemaker and he is making magic in the desert mountains of Osoyoos.

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Wine Wednesday: Mayhem Pinot Blanc  

Brother and sister Jak Meyer and Terry Meyer Stone have been merrily co-existing in the Okanagan wine world for the last few years. He with his popular Meyer Family Vineyards winery in Okanagan Falls and she with a micro Garagiste style winery called Anarchist Mountain Vineyards in Osoyoos. They sat down one day with their spouses, Andrew Stone and Janice Stevens, and decided it was high time they joined forces and the result was literally — Mayhem

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iN Season: A delicious zucchini loaf recipe to make now  

It is zucchini season which means zucchini galore! When these tubular squahs grow, they grow in masses, forcing cooks over the ages to really get creative with how to use them up. You can pickle them, fry them, roast them, barbecue them and even use them in your baking.

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Long before vineyards and winemaking, cantaloupe was king in Oliver  

PENTICTON - Long before the Town of Oliver became known as the Wine Capital of Canada, it was well known nationally for its ability to grow another tasty treat.

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Hainle: The legacy behind Canada's first organic winery  

KELOWNA - The Hainle Vineyards legacy began in 1972, and was built on a number of impressive firsts. In 1978, it became the first commercial icewine producer in North America. In 1988, they became the first certified organic winery in Canada. In 2008, Hainle was the first Canadian winery to serve wine at the Oscars. In addition to numerous other prestigious awards, they won Best Pinot in the world for their 2007 through 2010 vintages.

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Why Okanagan Spirits went to great lengths to create new colour-changing gin  

KELOWNA - The fight for gender equality is far from over. CEO of Okanagan Spirits Craft Distilleries Tyler Dyck can attest to gender-based prejudice first-hand. 

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Big changes coming for Lake Country's O'Rourke Peak Cellars  

KELOWNA - There’s more on the horizon at O’Rourke Peak Cellars than a stunning view of Okanagan Lake.

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Why Black Market Wine calls Kaleden 'one of the last frontiers in the Okanagan'  

In anticipation of the highly anticipated Garagiste North Small Producers Festival Sunday, August 18th, I will be featuring a lineup of interviews with some of the starring winemakers coming to this year’s fest! This annual event features the small lot, hard to find wineries that are making a huge buzz with their fantastic wines. Award-winning, boutique, and many without yet a tasting room, these are the renegades who are rocking the wine world

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Skinny Duke's Glorious Emporium in Kelowna is all right, all right, all right  

KELOWNA - Skinny Duke's Glorious Emporium isn't grandma's basement; it's your cool uncle's batchelor pad that hasn't changed since 1975. Walking through the front door is like stepping back in time, down to the jukebox by the bathrooms, the old fuzzy TVs, the plants hanging from the ceiling and the original Star Wars figurines lining the shelf above the bar.

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Why this winemaker moonlights as a winemaker  

In anticipation of the highly anticipated Garagiste North Small Producers Festival Sunday, August 18th, I will be featuring a special series of interviews featuring some of the star winemakers coming to this year’s fest! This annual event features the small lot, hard to find wineries that are making a huge buzz with their fantastic wines. Award-winning, boutique, and many without yet a tasting room, these are the renegades who are rocking the wine world

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This rose by any other name would smell as sweet, thanks to Vern  

KELOWNA - The House of Rose's legacy began with Vern Rose, who many remember as a jovial character in a Tilly hat with a passion for winemaking.

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Bananas once grew in the Okanagan thanks to one industrious farmer  

PENTICTON - A long time ago, tropical fruit grew in the Okanagan.

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Why this Okanagan wine maker has 13 speakers in the vineyard  

In anticipation of the highly anticipated Garagiste North Small Producers Festival Sunday, August 18th, I will be featuring a special series of interviews featuring some of the star winemakers coming to this year’s fest! This annual event features the small lot, hard to find wineries that are making a huge buzz with their fantastic wines. Award-winning, boutique, and many without yet a tasting room, these are the renegades who are rocking the wine world

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How one small wine producer is helping other women follow in her footsteps  

In anticipation of the highly anticipated Garagiste North Small Producers Festival Sunday, August 18th, I will be featuring a lineup of interviews with some of the starring winemakers coming to this year’s fest. This annual event features the small-lot, hard-to-find wineries that are making a huge buzz with their fantastic wines. Award-winning, boutique, and many without yet a tasting room, these are the renegades who are rocking the wine world

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UBCO researchers dive into the science of wine  

KELOWNA - Understanding the nuances of a great pinot noir isn't just about swishing, swirling and imbibing all day — but it helps.

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Penticton's B.C. Beverage Technology Access Centre gets new leadership  

PENTICTON - Wes Peterson has a challenging task in front of him.

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Sparkling wine in a can? The Okanagan has some of the best  

Wine in a can— brilliant right? 

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Farmer Friday: Meet Jordan Marr from Unearthed Farms - Fine Veggies & Herbs  

Jordan Marr grows a gorgeous range of organic vegetables and herbs from his farm in Kelowna where he lives with wife Vanessa and little boy Levon.

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3 awesome Okanagan food and wine events not to miss  

Summer wine country is all about long-table wine dinners and parties, right? Here are three upcoming delicious events that still have tickets available - but do hurry.

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Best breakfast spots in Kamloops and the Okanagan  

Doing anything in the morning takes extra effort, let alone trying to find the perfect breakfast spot on a hot Okanagan morning. There are so many factors to consider: location, menu, pricing, busyness, cuteness?

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iN WINE Wednesday: Nagging Doubt Winery Siegerrebe  

Beautiful South East Kelowna has become one of B.C.’s most exciting new wine and drink touring regions. Wineries, cideries and distilleries are set amongst the rolling hillsides dotted with orchards and lined in vines.

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iN WINE: Seven delicious BC cheeses you need to eat  

BC has a bounty of amazing cheesemakers allowing us to build one heck of a local cheese board. And luckily, we have wine to pair with it all.

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Spotlight on Wine Industry Champion: Wesley Hunter  

Our BC wine industry has an amazing community of local support behind it. Besides the loyal consumers, there are businesses that make it their goal to support local products and wines and they deserve major kudos.

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13 non-pretentious wineries to tour in the Okanagan  

Dressing up fancy is hard. It involves uncomfortable shoes, stuffy necklines, and just too much effort. This may pose a problem if you want to get out and enjoy a wine tasting, especially if you've just come from a hike or a morning trip to the Farmer's Market.

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Wine shopping? There's an app for that  

We are getting used to saying, "there’s an app for that!" But is there one available to help you choose local BC wine? Well yes, as of now, "there’s an app for that."

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You've had espresso, you've had gelato, but have you tried an Affogato?  

Affogato translates to ‘drowned’ in Italian. And in this case, it is a good thing.  

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iN WINE Adventure: Eat, drink & splash around beautiful Quadra Island  

Vancouver Island is a destination for food and wine lovers. Farm rich, with easy access to the bounty from the sea, there is a glorious lineup of wineries and drinkeries scattered around the main island, with a rich concentration in Cowichan Bay. The B.C. wine scene extends to the Gulf Islands with Salt Spring Island and Pender Island on the route. Much to my delight, I discovered that there was one on Quadra Island.

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The top 10 small wineries in Canada are announced and the winner is...  

Some of BC’s smallest wineries are celebrating big time after the results of The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada were released on August 1.

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For some of the best heirloom tomatoes in the South Okanagan, find Forbes Farm  

Brothers Steve and Gordon Forbes own and operate a 13-acre certified organic farm just north of the town of Oliver. Their parents Don and Jean began farming that land in 1974 and received the certified organic status in 1996.

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iN Season: Granny's pickled beans recipe  

Pickled beans are a big favourite in my family. Especially for the kids who will devour an entire jar in no time flat! This recipe comes from my Granny Weisbeck's repertoire but it has become one of my mom's specialties.

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iN WINE Wednesday: Scorched Earth Winery PASK Pinot Noir  

This gorgeous Pinot Noir comes from Kelowna's Scorched Earth Winery. PASK is an acronym representing the names of their family: Peter, Anita, Shae, Kiana. Future labels will all be Scorched Earth Winery.

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The future of food processing is coming to Kamloops  

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops farmers, bakers and all other food makers rejoice. A shared processing facility will soon welcome food business owners looking to enhance their production and business models.

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Wine pioneer's celebration of life to take place in Penticton  

KELOWNA - A celebration of life for wine industry pioneer Harry McWatters will take place Aug. 9, 1:30 p.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.

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Orange Wine - WineAlign announces Canada's best  

You may have heard through the grapevine, that the hottest trend in winemaking is orange wine. What now you might want to know what it is. No, it is not made from oranges, it is not rosé and actually it is not really new. It is really a very old practice dating back thousands of years

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iN WINE: Make these delicious steak tacos this weekend  

Steak Tacos with Peach Salsa & Spicy Slaw

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Win the Okanagan Spirits lottery and take your whisky home  

Calling all whiskey connoisseurs, appreciators, fanatics and afficionados: The most exclusive whisky in the Okanagan valley has just become available, but there’s only two ways to get your hands on it.

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iN VIDEO: Drying Okanagan cherries from the perspective of a helicopter pilot  

VERNON - Okanagan residents have become all too familiar with the thrum of helicopter blades spinning above local orchards as cherry farmers worked to save their crops from a particularly soggy summer.

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iN WINE Farmer Friday: Jennay Oliver, Paynter's Fruit Market  

Henry Paynter arrived to Canada from England in 1919 and decided to set up shop on their prosperous acreage in 1952. He married a local girl, Sheila McKay and the couple’s family grew to six children, 13 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren and counting. Many of the family is still involved in the various farm lands and have grown into their current thriving agri-tourism business.  

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iN WINE: A tribute to B.C. wine legend Harry McWatters  

This week the Okanagan wine industry suffered a tremendous loss. Known by many as the godfather and pioneer of B.C. wine, Harry McWatters died July 22.

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iN WINE: Meadow Vista's sparkling cherry mead back again for summer  

KELOWNA - It's not wine, it's not cider, it's not made from fruit, it's mead.

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iN Season: Easy Peachy Pastries  

One of the Okanagan’s biggest superstars is in season right now: Peaches. For many, the name alone conjures wonderful childhood memories of the Okanagan. A hot summer day, a sun warmed peach, juice running off your chin onto your bathing suit and your face still a little itchy from the peach fuzz that you couldn’t wait to wash off before you bit. Heaven.

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Wine Wednesday: Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery Redneck Red  

Sunnybrae Redneck Red - $18.00

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iN WINE: Dining 'Out n About' in the Okanagan  

Those of us who are lucky enough to live in beautiful wine country should try to celebrate it in all of its glory, often. One of the very best ways to experience the natural glamour here is to dine al fresco (translation: outside).

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Fruit growers filing hundreds of insurance claims as apricot, cherry crops hammered by weather  

KELOWNA - The last two fruit growing seasons were particularly hard on apple growers, forcing many to access a form of government insurance.

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iN WINE: CrAsian Food Truck opens two new eateries  

Fans of The CrAsian Food Truck are about to lose their minds. The Koga sisters, Courtney and Meiko, owners and operators of the delicious destination food truck, have announced that they are expanding not once but twice into two different eatery extensions in town.

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Soup Sisters serving hearty meals and support for Kelowna Women's Shelter  

KELOWNA - Soup Sisters has been warming bowls and hearts in Kelowna for the past eight years.

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Okanagan grape growers looking for sunshine and heat to finish the summer  

OKANAGAN FALLS - Okanagan grape growers have mixed opinions about this year’s growing season, as they deal with some unusual weather conditions compared to recent years.

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iN WINE: 4 new breweries tapping into Kelowna's craft beer scene  

KELOWNA - Once there was only Tree Brewing: Now there are more craft breweries than you can hit up in a single night.

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iN WINE: B.C. eliminates personal limits on out-of-province liquor  

KELOWNA - B.C. residents visiting other provinces and territories are now able to bring home liquor products for personal consumption without any restrictions or limits.

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iN WINE: The best pizza on patios in the Okanagan  

One of the best things about summer is the chance to eat outdoors. Pizza has been described as the perfect food, it covers all of the food categories, it is great to share and the flavour combinations are endless. So here are some perfect places to eat pizza on patios with pairings and pals. Cheers!

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Farmer Friday: Rupi & Sunny Bhangu, K.L.O. Farm Market  

Rupi and her husband Sunny Bhangu have owned the busy K.L.O Farm Market in Kelowna for eight years but have been leasing it out until this year. Rupi says, “Farming is in her blood. Her family in India are farmers and running her own gardens and market has been her dream.”

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iN WINE: Fun Okanagan food classes to sign on for in July  

Summers in the Okanagan are all about food and fun. Here are three delicious events that you can still sign up for in July:

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iN WINE: B.C. Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival's Mile High takes tasting to new heights  

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Have you ever wanted to sample B.C.’s best in craft wine, cider, spirits and beer 5,280 feet above sea level?

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iN WINE Wednesday: CedarCreek Sauvignon Blanc  

Wine of the Week: 2018 Border Vista Sauvignon Blanc $29.99

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Kelowna grocery co-op could shut down after rough month  

KELOWNA - A local grocery co-operative is throwing everything at the wall in an effort to stay open after a dismal month of business.

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iN WINE: Ex Nihilo in Lake Country staying open later to satisfy night owls  

LAKE COUNTRY - Night owls, rejoice; Ex Nihilo in Lake Country plans to be open later to satisfying all your evening cravings.

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iN WINE: Oliver's Covert Farms Family Estate scoops up medals in international organic wine award  

OLIVER - Oliver’s Covert Farms Family Estate took it to the competition at the recently held International Organic Wine Awards based in Germany.

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iN WINE: Moor & munch at these 7 Okanagan lakefront restaurants  

Finding parking, traffic congestion, tourists everywhere — summer driving in the Okanagan can be a drag, especially if all you want is to get some dinner. Why not skip the traffic jams and hit the lake for a bite to eat?

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iNwine: Natural Wines are in at Sperling Vineyards  

Pet Nat – What’s that? As the sign reads out front of Kelowna’s Sperling Vineyards, here winemaker Ann Sperling and her family are real pioneers. First as pioneers in the history of agriculture in Kelowna and now in the world of biodynamic and organic viticulture and winemaking practice. The proof of the success is in the long lineup of awards and you can go taste for yourself. The tasting room is easily accessible just off of Benvoulin Road.

So Pet Nat

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iN WINE: Adventure to the Kootenays  

Finally! I made the long overdue road trip to the breathtaking Kootenays. It is a fun drive, heading from Kelowna through Rock Creek and winding by small townships like Greenwood and Grand Forks (aka the borscht capital of B.C.). The scenery changes and grows more super natural by the mile. And our route home was a lucky mistake, we took a wrong turn and came full circle over Anarchist Mountain in Osoyoos

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Saturday iN SEASON Recipe: Halibut with blueberry salsa and potatoes with peas and mint  

Fresh B.C. fish with local blueberries, peas and potatoes kissed with mint combine to make a delicious celebration of the season in one meal. The potatoes are from my dad’s garden and they are seriously the best potatoes ever. They are an early variety called Warbas, an heirloom product originally released in the 1920s. They are thin-skinned, delicious, moist and tender.

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iN WINE: New Water to Wine tour combines indigenous history, paddling, and wine  

KAMLOOPS - A new interpretive tour in Kamloops will combine the area's rich Indigenous history with wine tasting and a patio picnic.

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iN WINE Farmer Friday: East Kelowna Market  

All hail the farmers market!

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iN WINE: Grazers for hire — sheep in the wine industry  

Baa baa black sheep have you any…um, grapes?

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iN wine: When life gives you apples, make Okanagan vodka  

KELOWNA - In 2010, Blair Wilson and his wife moved to Kelowna and bought a 20-acre apple orchard. However, with lots of apples comes lots of hard farm work.

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in Wine Wednesday: vinAmité Gamay Noir  

What the heck is Gamay Noir? GAM-may NEW-or is a light bodied, friendly red wine that is easy drinking and the perfect choice for those of you are not into the big reds.

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iN wine: Vernon food tours shine spotlight on city's culinary culture  

VERNON - Foodies in Vernon now have the chance to experience some off-the-menu items at local eateries with the launch of a downtown food tour.

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iN wine: Berries and beer make for a delicious July  

KELOWNA - Craft breweries in Kamloops, Salmon Arm and other parts of the province are partnering with local haskap growers to brew their own take on a haskap beer - from lagers to ales to sours.

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iNwine: Kelowna Brewing Company opens its doors, only a 10 minute walk from UBCO  

KELOWNA - Craft beer, Okanagan views, a patio, pool table, foosball and a full menu.

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iNwine: Culinary Championships are within reach for a select group of Kelowna chefs  

KELOWNA - Kelowna won’t be offering up golden plates this year, but that doesn’t mean the push toward culinary excellence will be slowed.  It may just mean that the spotlight shines brighter on Kelowna than ever before.

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iNwine: Opera and wine in a fantastic Okanagan location  

KELOWNA - The outdoor amphitheatre at Mission Hill provides top-notch acoustics and world-class views in an intimate setting.

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iNwine: Les Dames Summerdine returns in August  

Book the date. On Aug. 14 Les Dames d’Escoffier B.C.’s annual Summerdine returns and tickets are selling fast.

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iNwine: Saddle up. It's time to embark on an Okanagan Rail Trail brewery tour  

KELOWNA - Everyone knows that the best thing after a long, summer bike ride is a glass of cold, local craft beer. Luckily for us beer-lovers, these four Kelowna breweries are all accessible directly from the Okanagan Rail Trail. From the first stop to the fourth, the ride is just under an hour. 

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iNwine's Farmer Friday: Covert Farms does it all  

OLIVER - Covert Farms in Oliver has it all and does it all. They are farmers and winemakers and are totally organic. Now on the fourth generation of farmers in the family, Gene and Shelly Covert with their three children and  Gene's mother, Diana Covert, run this stunning 650-acre organic farm with all hands-on deck.

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iNwine: Silkscarf Viognier for Wine Wednesday  

Today's Wine Wednesday takes us to Summerland to meet the Manoff family, see Silkscarf Winery and to enjoy its unique and delicious Viognier

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iNseason: Apricot Jam - French style  

Apricots are in season right now but due to the low crop yield locally this year, they may be hard to come by. If you do find them, after you indulge in feast of fresh, do make this apricot jam.

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Sunday Night Super Supper Featuring: Peas  

To celebrate glorious pea season every year, I always make this delicious pasta dish--a few times. You can find peas at the local farmers markets now.

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iNWine: Kelowna winemaker inducted into Order of Canada  

KELOWNA - A Kelowna local who has innovated the B.C. wine industry is being honoured with an official induction into the Order of Canada.

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inWine: Bobotie's a delicious recipe from South African wine country  

Bobotie is a favourite South African dish and it is to die for. I first tasted it a couple of years ago on a trip to South Africa at Bertus Basson’s Spice Route Restaurant. The Spice Route Destination is an artisan community that offers fantastic little shops ranging from a chocolate maker to a beer brewer and is also home to the Spice Route Winery. 

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iNwine: Cheesemongers Perseval & Young to set up shop in the north end brewery district of Kelowna  

Kelowna is finally getting their very own cheese shop. Another sign that we are seriously hitting our goal of creating a fully formed urban culture in downtown Kelowna, Perseval & Young Cheesemongers make it official. We got cheese, baby.

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iNwine: Hectic, rainy week for Okanagan cherry farmers  

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - It continues to be a hectic week for cherry farmers in the Okanagan as the heavy rain threatens to wipe out entire crops.

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iNwine's Farmer Friday: The Chen family, Glenmore Garden Market  

Dreamed of having a fresh, local farm market to shop at every day instead of planning for specific farmers market days? Glenmore Garden Market has you covered. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the lovely Chen family has a big beautiful spray-free farm that grows an enormous variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs.

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iNwine: Schell flourishes exploring her roots and sharing their bounty  

KELOWNA - There's so much to take in at Jennifer Schell's home: a stunning bouquet of fresh flowers in varied pinks, bookshelves buckling with well-read travel and wine guides and, of course,  cookbooks. 

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iNwine Wednesday: What to drink today  

Wine Wednesday: Kalala Rosé

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iNwine: Are you ready for the tailgate party of the year?  

NARAMATA - Tickets for one of the most popular tailgate parties in the Okanagan are on sale now. 

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Garagiste North Wine Festival returns to Kelowna  

Get ready to rock your palates! Sunday, Aug. 18 at Sperling Vineyards in Kelowna the Fifth Annual Garagiste North: The Small Producers Wine Festival returns. This exciting event gathers some of B.C.’s biggest wine stars, that also happen to be some of the smallest wine producers, making under 2,000 cases per year.

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iNwine: Kelowna Farmer's Market bigger than ever  

KELOWNA - The Kelowna Farmer's Market had more vendors than ever before last Saturday.

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Four Spectacular Okanagan Patios To Get Your Sparkle On  

Which libation is synonymous with celebration, happiness and love? You got it – it’s bubbles baby!  And luckily, the BC wine world has corks flying as more and more of our wineries have chosen to get their sparkle on. Lunching with bubbles is one of my favorite ways to celebrate life and what pairs best with BC sparkling wine? A patio!

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Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm wins $5,000 grant  

KELOWNA - The Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm won this year’s Canadian FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, rising above almost 2,000 other entries.

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Why cider is making a comeback in the Okanagan  

KELOWNA - Cider is fast becoming a staple in the Okanagan — everyone knows you can find local ciders in almost any liquor store — but cider hasn’t always been as popular in the Okanagan as it is now.

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iN Season: Rhubarb pie recipe  

In your gardens and at the farmers markets right now you will see this tart, ruby red beauty.

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Kelowna's Sperling Vineyards wins gold for Riesling  

KELOWNA - In the 2019 Decanter Wine Awards, seven gold awards were awarded for non-icewines in Canada.

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Vegan donuts and so much more at Kelowna's Souk Market  

KELOWNA - The Okanagan has long been known as a home to many talented artists — here in Kelowna, galleries are always full of the work of painters, sculptors and crafters.

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Kelowna winery breaks new ground with Certified B Corporation standing  

KELOWNA - Ezra Cipes, the CEO of Summerhill Winery, first heard about being a Certified B Corporation two years ago at an eatery in Vancouver.

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Farmer Friday: Green Croft Gardens  

Okanagan Farmers Market regulars will be very familiar with these two lovely faces and their electric lime green van. Wolf and Gaby Wesle of Greencroft Gardens in Grindrod have been involved in our local farmers market world for many years and are staples at the Kelowna Farmers & Crafters Market.

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Enjoy all local producers have to offer at local farmers markets  

Locally grown food, locally produced wines — there’s arguably no better combination in B.C. And, in case you haven’t heard, there's no better place to enjoy it than the farmers’ markets around the Interior.

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Wine Wednesday: What to drink today  

Little Farm Winery is located in the stunning Similkameen Valley. A small but mighty brand, winemaker Alishan Driedeger has been creating a buzz in the wine world with her micro production, terroir driven wines.

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Wines for summer: What to sip when it sizzles  

The first day of Summer might be more than a week away, but you can’t tell it by the weather. The arrival of tourists and hot days say it’s summer in the Okanagan Valley. And for those of us who live here it signals a season of entertaining visiting family and friends.

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iN Season: Strawberries & Peonies  

Two of my favourite things just happen to make their seasonal debut together.

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Kelowna's delicious new vegetarian restaurant  

Not a vegetarian? Prepare to become a convert after visiting Kelowna’s hottest new eatery Frankie We Salute You! Located in the quickly expanding Landmark District, the new District Market building houses this cool desperately needed addition to the Kelowna food scene.

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iNwine Delicious Adventures: Lillooet  

Road trip! Go explore the province’s many wine regions this summer.

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We can't hold back any longer  

Something new and fresh has been uncorked at iNFOnews.ca.

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Cherry season has officially arrived  

KELOWNA - The cherry season has started in the Okanagan with early varieties now making their way from Osoyoos.

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Kamloops wineries take home 14 medals at national wine competition  

KAMLOOPS — Three Kamloops wineries won a record-breaking 14 medals at this year’s All Canadian Wine Championships.

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New café Ambience open in downtown Kelowna  

KELOWNA - A new locally-owned café just opened up in one of the oldest buildings in downtown Kelowna.

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Funding boost given to the Okanagan wine industry  

PENTICTON - Okanagan College’s Penticton campus is getting $1.75 million over five years for a “technology access centre” to help the wine industry.

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From branch to bottle: Must-see cideries from the Thompson-Okanagan  

Are you sick of wine yet? Don't worry, we won't make you admit it. As amazing as our Okanagan wineries are, sometimes you just need a change. 

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Why the Okanagan cherry is taking over  

THEY'RE POPPING UP IN THE STRANGEST PLACES, REPLACING APPLES, BARREN HILLSIDES, EVEN A DAIRY FARM

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Strawberry season is underway in the Okanagan  

PENTICTON - The Okanagan’s 2019 strawberry crop is ready for harvest in the southern part of the valley.

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Kelowna's District Market teeming with activity  

KELOWNA - The old Volkswagen building on Harvey Avenue has a new lease on life.

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Local restaurants taking part in Kamloops Wine Festival  

KAMLOOPS — A week long festival celebrating wine in the Tournament Capital is currently taking place until Saturday.

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'Total crop failure' for many Okanagan apricot farmers  

KELOWNA - If apricots are your jam, brace yourself for some bad news.

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Why Okanagan farmland prices continue to soar  

WITH LITTLE ON THE MARKET, FARMLAND UP AND DOWN THE VALLEY IS A HOT COMMODITY.

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops announces new restaurant  

KAMLOOPS - The transformation of Hotel 540 in downtown Kamloops into a Delta Hotels by Marriott franchise continues with the addition of a new restaurant.

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Victoria chef takes home award at Canadian Culinary Championships  

KELOWNA — A chef from Victoria has won the first competition of Kelowna’s Canadian Culinary Championship, yesterday.

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Mild winter playing havoc on Okanagan icewine producers  

Edwin Chu is keeping his fingers crossed, checking the weather forecast obsessively and unlike the rest of us — hoping for colder temperatures.

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Wide variety of opinions from winemakers on this year's Okanagan vintage  

OKANAGAN - The grape growing season in the Okanagan is just wrapping up, and it appears growers and winemakers have widely varying opinions on the quality of this years harvest.

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Valley apple growers recognized at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair  

KELOWNA - Okanagan apple growers were honoured at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

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Summerhill Winery in Kelowna wants to expand  

KELOWNA - Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna is looking to add a lounge to its winery operations.

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Naramata wineries opposed to use of Naramata Bench term to denote wine region  

PENTICTON - What’s in a name? When it comes to a wine region, a lot.

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New sub-appellation recognizes Okanagan Falls wines as distinct  

PENTICTON  - A new sub-appellation for B.C. wines now recognizes Okanagan Falls as a distinct wine producing region.

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Okanagan business turns winemaking waste into gourmet food  

PENTICTON - Tyson Still says he’s bound by contract not to reveal the outcome of his segment on an episode of Dragons' Den before the show airs sometime this fall.

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Former Paramount theatre in Kelowna reopens as craft beer restaurant  

KELOWNA - Selling beer in wine country doesn’t bother P.J. L’Heureux, founder and president of Craft Beer Market. Nor does doing it an iconic location, in this case the former Paramount Theatre on Bernard Avenue which opened in the '50s and where generations of locals grew up watching movies

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Kamloops wines win big at national competition  

KAMLOOPS - Wineries in Kamloops walked away from a national championship with 10 medals.

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Constitutional battles now brewing over wine boycott  

PENTICTON - The legal battle challenging Alberta’s right to stop the flow of B.C. wine into the province is building on several fronts as stakeholders and a constitutional rights group consider a court challenge to the boycott.

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It's not just British Columbians suffering from Alberta's wine ban  

PENTICTON - British Columbia wineries aren’t the only ones paying the price for pipeline politics in the wake of an Alberta boycott of B.C. wines earlier this month — it's also Albertans struggling and not just because they don't have our wine.

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Effects of Alberta's B.C wine boycott already being felt by local wineries  

PENTICTON - It hasn’t taken long for the Alberta wine boycott to have an affect on B.C. wineries.

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B.C. wine boycott will have an immediate and negative effect on Okanagan wineries: Industry spokesperson  

PENTICTON - Okanagan Valley grape growers will feel the effects of Alberta’s decision to boycott B.C. wines, say local industry representatives.

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Appreciation for quality and demand for Okanagan wine driving vineyard purchases  

PENTICTON - A Naramata-based, family-owned winery that has received accolades for its wine is the latest of several wineries in the Okanagan to change hands this year.

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Wine lovers rave about small producers wine festival in Penticton  

PENTICTON - Crowds of wine lovers were like kids in a candy shop at the fifth annual Garagiste North small producers wine festival in Penticton this past weekend.

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Have you been drinking wine the wrong way?  

KELOWNA - Most wine drinkers have wine glasses, and some go further and have white wine and red wine specific glassware, but what if there was a glass specially made for each type of wine?

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Local wine industry expert launches her own wine  

KELOWNA - After years of covering B.C.’s wine scene, Jennifer Schell is now on the other side of the business, releasing her first line of wines, Schell Wines.

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Mega winery near Oliver ready to take on the world  

OLIVER - The Oliver area is adding to its growing reputation as a destination for upscale tourism with the introduction of a prestigious new winery.

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Kamloops wines win big at national competition  

KAMLOOPS - Three Kamloops wineries walked away with nine medal at the 37th annual All Canadian Wine Championships in Ontario last week.

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Spring brings flowers and the start of the Okanagan wine season  

KELOWNA - Okanagan residents can get excited for spring, and not just because of the warm weather. The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is holding its twenty-third year of spring festivities soon and that's giving some a reason to celebrate.

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Okanagan vineyard wins big at Cascadia Wine Competition  

OKANAGAN FALLS - Being recognized on the international stage is starting to become the norm for Okanagan winemakers.

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Proposed change for Canadian wine labels aimed at reducing confusion  

KELOWNA - Upcoming changes to wine labels are going to make it easier for customers to know when they’re buying 100 per cent domestic wine.

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Changes to B.C. wine rules means consumers will get a better idea of regional flavours  

KELOWNA - Some new changes are coming to B.C. wine labels.

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Kamloops wine industry excited to keep specialized wine licence  

KAMLOOPS - Now that wine will be allowed on a Kamloops grocery store's shelves, local industry associations are looking forward to the economic impact.

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Save-On-Foods not allowed to sell wine in Kamloops  

KAMLOOPS - In front of crowded chambers Kamloops council voted to deny the Save-On-Foods application which would have allowed sales of wine in their Sahali store.

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Another round of grocery store wine debate set to go before Kamloops council  

KAMLOOPS - The debate over allowing wine on the shelves of a Kamloops grocery store is back before council today.

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Kamloops Wine Festival less than a month away  

KAMLOOPS - Fans of wine will get a chance to support the arts by attending the events planned during the upcoming Kamloops Wine Festival.

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Kamloops wineries join film festival events to promote local  

KAMLOOPS - Local wines and local films will be on tap during the Kamloops Film Festival later this week.

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Wine and dine events coming to the Thompson-Okanagan  

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Food and wine events across the region will given foodies the chance to explore local wines, beer and food over the next two weeks.

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Local wine scene recognized as among the best in the world  

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – Wineries from Osoyoos to Kamloops are getting some high-profile exposure and being called some of among the best wine destinations in the world.

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Nova Scotia allows wine shipments from B.C.  

KELOWNA - Wine lovers at both ends of the country have a reason to tip their glasses following an announcement by B.C. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick.

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Kamloops wine industry official with launch of new tourism signs  

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops is officially a wine region with the launch of provincial highway signs letting people know about local wineries.

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Winery first in Kamloops to win prestigious award  

KAMLOOPS - Last week, experts selected a Kamloops winery’s 2012 vintage for 'Pinot Noir over $25' as the best in Canada — handing it a double gold award at the country’s oldest wine competition, the All Canadian Wine Championships.

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Association putting spotlight on Kamloops wines  

KAMLOOPS - Four local wineries are working hard to put Kamloops on the map as part of the newly formed Kamloops Wineries Association.

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B.C. wines available at grocery stores on April 1  

VICTORIA - Home-grown British Columbia wines are getting their own shelf at provincial grocery stores this spring.

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Celebrate the holidays Okanagan Valley-style with Winter Wine Events  

OKANAGAN - Okanagan Valley wineries are getting in the holiday spirit with open houses, events, light ups and tastings, all part of Winter Wine Events in B.C. Wine Country, a wine-filled event running from Nov. 29 to Dec. 7.

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