Only 12 cents per pound make it to the growers’ pocket, however, even when the apples sell at an average of $1.29 per pound. Continue reading The High Cost of Cheap Apples
Our wine steward unveils the secrets of wine tasting and shows you the panorama of Okanagan wines while we cruise along the beautiful Naramata benches. Continue reading Okanagan Spring Wine Festival April 29th – May 8th
by Jeff Pennal Every year my wife and I take a tour through the Okanagan hitting many of our favourite wineries, tasting and purchasing many bottles of wine, and basking in the glory of the majestic interior, with its breath-taking scenery and lovely lakes. Last Spring, we decided to take an early trip through the … Continue reading Okanagan Wineries’ WineTripper App for the iPhone
Okanagan Greens A Conduit For Local Food Okanagan Greens hosted this weekend their Conduit Festival. It was a celebration of live music, local farms, art, emerging artists and all things Okanagan.There were over 100 local poets, musicians, crafters and artists contributing. Story tellers from En’Owkin shared ancient stories of the land and generations past. Okanagan Greens’ … Continue reading Okanagan Greens A Conduit For Local Food
Mission Hill is the winery of the region that is nearly daunting in its majesty. Perched atop the hill in West Kelowna, it sits presiding over the gemlike crystal blue brilliance of the Okanagan Lake below it. The chefs who cook for the winery aren’t half bad either. Here are some upcoming events, worth scheduling … Continue reading Napa Of The North And Cooking With Julia
However, it does get a little cooler up here than in most parts of California, and blessedly so, hence the fabulous regional Ice Wine Festival, now known as the Winter Festival of Wine.
Dates are Jan 16-24, 2010
Have you never tasted an Ice Wine? then we advise you to do so and straightaway. This god-like elixir is a perfect blend of sweetness and acidity and can only be described as the wine nectar of the Okanagan.
Re-christened in 2010 as the Winter Wine Festival, this annual event is kicking off as we speak, with a week’s worth of tastings, seminars, lectures and more tastings!
For example, on Jan. 22nd, enjoy Cadbury Chocolate & Heavenly Wine $40
“From light chocolate to rich dark chocolate, there is always a perfect match for chocolate and wine to satisfy your palate.”
Enjoy a wonderful marriage of culinary events, wine tastings, educational seminars, and some of the best skiing and snowboarding anywhere in the world.
For more information click on Okanagan Food And Wine .
Read more about this year’s ice wine harvest in British Columbia on Wines and Vines.