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  • Wine of the Week: Rigour & Whimsy 2019 Hyperdrive

    Rigour & Whimsy is a micro winery in Okanagan Falls featuring hand crafted small lot wines. Costa and Jody Gavaris are the very cool husband and wife team behind the label that have brought a very colourful wave to our wine industry.
  • ‘I shouldn’t have to beg for my life’: B.C. woman can't afford treatment for painful disorder

    On a warm Saturday afternoon in May, Madeline was watching her friend’s young daughter open her birthday gifts. But as the girl sat under a tree in the park, tearing wrapping paper off a book about drawing horses, Madeline’s heart was breaking. “I don’t know if I will get to see her next birthday.”
  • Wine of the Week: Red Rooster Sauvignon Blanc pairs perfectly with summer

    Naramata’s Red Rooster Winery has long been a destination on the famous Bench. As one of the OG wineries, the wines and look have evolved over the years.
  • Kamloops Golf & Country Club: Membership not required for great food & drink

    With its wonderful, sunny climate, Kamloops has long been a destination for golfers. The play season here extends over eight months earning the area the title as “the hottest market in Canadian golf”.
  • Wine of the week: My new fave, Narrative malbec

    Malbec is a Bordeaux grape that you may not be too familiar with in our industry as a single varietal. Very popular in Argentina, Malbec is used in many of our B.C. blends and does not see the spotlight alone very often in B.C.
  • Vinyl records surge during pandemic, keeping sales spinning

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Vinyl record sales surged during the pandemic as music lovers fattened their collections, and audio cassettes began a comeback as well, keeping business spinning at record stores.
  • FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health officials on Monday approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn’t been shown to help slow the brain-destroying disease.
  • Osoyoos cannabis store has what you need

    Interior Cannabis Co. in Osoyoos has all your cannabis needs covered. The store, which has been open for eight months, carries a full line of products including a large selection of flower strains, as well as edibles, topicals and concentrates, both with THC and CBD.
  • SPUD home delivery service now offers B.C. restaurant meals

    You may have noticed SPUD delivery trucks around town: This Vancouver-based online home grocery delivery company services cities across B.C. including the Thompson-Okanagan. SPUD prides itself on choosing the best in local, organic, and sustainable groceries by working directly with farmers and other producers. Seriously, this makes shopping local super easy and their product list ranges from produce to bakery, meat and seafood and even liquor.
  • Wine of the Week: Mt. Boucherie Blaufränkisch

    Blaufränkisch. It may be a mouthful to say but this wine might just be your new favourite red. Popular in Europe, this cool climate varietal is also known as Lemberger. Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery is the only producer of it in the Okanagan but there is also a Lemberger produced by Larch Hills Winery in the Shuswap area.
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