2014 Vintage

The grapes for the 2014 vintage are being harvested, slowly, as I type this. It's been a pretty good year and people that I've spoken to are generally optimistic about the prospects for 2014. In fact, it could be the one we've been waiting for. I should start this whole thing but saying that no winery will …

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Chef Meets BC Grape

Just like "The Lake" that I wrote about last month, this event is another one that I'd really like to attend but won't be able to. It's a great series of wine events called "Chef Meets BC Grape" presented by the Arts Club Theater starting on September 17th. There's a lot of local names (well, …

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Podcast 139 – Wine Tour Companies, Part 1

...and WE'RE BACK!! Wow, it's been a while since the last podcast. I can't believe it's taken this long but that's the way the old cork crumbles. My voice is finally back in shape enough to be recorded properly without sounding like a sick duck and so here we go with a podcast series on …

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I don’t want to be a pessimist, but…

The weather this summer has been a basket press of awesome, until recently. I've driven my motorcycle to work from mid June straight through to the beginning of September with only one exception. In the 6 years that I've lived here now, I've had at least 3 sets of windshield wiper blades disintegrate because of …

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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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