North Okanagan Tasting Tour, Part 2: Planet Bee Honey Farm

Someone should really start a honey blog. It's not going to be me but if you are reading and decide to take on honey as a topic, please let me know because I will totally read it religiously. I've written about honey before and have a bit of a history with it. A neighbour of …

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North Okanagan Tasting Tour Part 1 – Olive Us and Tita’s

Perhaps there is more to savour than just wine tasting? This is a shocking statement on a wine blog but it's true. While I've written about other tasting experiences involving things like honey before, whenever I take a trip anywhere I've always taken a lot of pleasure from trying local things: cool restaurants, unique stores, …

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New Winery: Visiting Lusitano Estate Winery

It was a small sign that I noticed on the Oliver Ranch Road which runs south out of Okanagan Falls. It's a route that is fast becoming the 'Main Street' of the Okanagan Falls wine region. In traveling through wine country to visit friends, interview wineries for this blog or other publications for which I …

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BC VQA Golden Mile Bench is on its way

The Golden Mile Bench wineries are now well on their way to having the Okanagan's first sub-appellation. It represents the first serious step in narrowing the focus of BC wines, stratifying the growing regions, and shining some light on what those many microclimates can contribute to the wines we drink. This could be an ugly …

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Let’s go food truckin’ – The Food Trucks of Oliver

** Update July 2015 - Food trucks are sometimes transient and their locations can change often. Some changes have happened to the food trucks in this article since it was written. The Beach Bums have "upgraded" to an actual location but in Osoyoos at the Petro Canada on Route 3 heading east out of town. Hammer's has …

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Podcast 129 – BCWine 101 Oliver Osoyoos

Welcome to BC Wine 101, where I will focus in on a different wine region in each episode for anyone who is interested in learning about BC wine, including the wine bloggers who will be traveling to Penticton for the Wine Bloggers Conference coming up in June. You can listen online here or download our …

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Podcast 106 – The Sim, Part 1 – John Weber of Orofino

Wine touring is all about meeting your expectations. The chance to breeze through the vineyards in wine country as you seek and sip your favorite bottles. If you are looking for a lively wine touring experience filled with grand showcase wineries, majestic lake views, quaint gift shops, and opulent destination resorts, then keep moving down …

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Podcast 97 – Interview with Stephen Wyse

I like talking about wine. I can and do talk about it all day long sometimes. Most of the time, I'm lucky enough to get payed to do that. Stephen Wyse from the boutique winery Young & Wyse in Osoyoos, BC, likes to talk about wine too. When I got to talk to him in …

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