What can I say about the Similkameen BBQ King that I haven’t already said before? For starters, in this podcast at least, I just shut up and started listening to what others had to say. Other media people and other attendees at this year’s competition. As always, it was tons of fun. As always, the food … Continue reading Podcast 147 – Similkameen BBQ King 2014
It’s that time of year again! Time for the talented chef’s of the Okanagan and Similkameen to get their grills fired up down at the Grist Mill in Keremeos for the Similkameen BBQ King Championship. In my completely humble and totally unbiased opinion, this is still the best wine and culinary event of the year. … Continue reading Podcast 145 – It’s BBQ King Time again!
Until then, here’s a video that I shot at last year’s BBQ King.
It’s getting to be that time of year again. Every evening, I can smell the neighborhood barbecues sending up smoke signals of food lovin’ goodness. When the best of the Okanagan’s top chefs are the ones at the helm of a grill or a smoker, the results can be unbelievable. Such is the case every … Continue reading Podcast 135 – BBQ King Championship Preview
Ah, the Similkameen Valley. It’s what I love about wine. Here’s is the audio from the 3rd annual Similkameen BBQ Championships 2012 recorded in July. There will also be a video posted on my YouTube channel which will be finished as soon as I can get some appropriate music for it. A lame excuse I know, … Continue reading Similkameen BBQ King 2012
In the Similkameen Valley, local is good. There is a huge emphasis on eating locally and supporting local producers. That community spirit also includes the owners of wineries who have chosen this valley for their home. Bringing the wineries together is the main task for the Similkameen Wineries Association, who organized this event at the historic … Continue reading Podcast # 83 – Similkameen BBQ King at the Grist Mill
Regional associations of wineries (sometimes blandly referred to as “generic marketing bodies” in the wine industry) are not a new phenomena in B.C. They lurk in the background of tastings and marketing campaigns in the Okanagan, Vancouver, and other key markets. I’m not even sure that many consumers are all that familiar with them specifically … Continue reading Regional Marketing in BC
Podcast Topic Wine Download 139 Wine Tour Companies Part 1 – Grape Escapes Link 140 How to be a Wine Snob Link 141 Wine Tour Companies Part 2 – Wine Your Way Link 142 Nomacorc Special Link 143 Similkameen Wines Corcelettes Trivium 2013 Link 144 Merits of VQA Link 145 Similkameen BBQ King 2013 Recap Link … Continue reading Season 5
Rather than spend time looking back at all the things that happened in 2014 with another “Year in Review”-thing, why don’t we spend a little time looking forward? I like to head towards goal rather than dwell on the past. We can’t predict what the weather or the actual vintage will be like in 2015 but we … Continue reading Cheers to 2015
Celebrated garagistes Corcelettes Estate Winery in the Similkameen Valley have graduated and are on their way to becoming a larger production winery with the recently announced acquisition of the Herder Winery and Vineyards. Corcelettes also has a new ownership team which will now include Charlie Baessler, his partner Jesce Walker, Charlie’s parents Urs and Barbara, and their new … Continue reading Corcelettes Moves to the Upper Bench