A Marionette-Inspired Winery in Salmon Arm

Marionette wine label

Amanda Eastwood and Jamie Smith are not puppets.  For them making wine is a lifestyle, a passion and the result of a year-round creative process.  Amanda is originally from France and Jamie a native of Salmon Arm.  Jamie spent 11…

Ontario’s Speck Bros. Bianco Secco Lazzara

Speck Bros. Bianco Secco Lazzara

Speck Bros. Bianco Secco Lazzara ($17.95 at LCBO) Last weekend I opened Spec Bros’ Bianco Secco Lazzara as a little pick-me-up. And today I wanted to share my tasting notes on this bubbly made from Riesling with supporting roles coming…

Vancouver’s R&B Brewing Tapped as BC Ale Trail’s ‘Best Brewery Experience’ for 2021

Barry Benson from R&B Brewing sm (credit Brian K Smith)

Have you ever tried craft beer from Vancouver’s R&B Brewing?  If you haven’t, this announcement about them, they were just awarded the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience Award for 2021. Read the press release about this award, and consider trying…

A Quality Wine Tasting at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery and Sonora Room Restaurant

It has been many years since I visited Burrowing Owl Estate Winery in person.  I’ve been tasting their wines from home and from Trade Tastings in Vancouver (pre-COVID), and always appreciate the quality of their wines.  When I decided to…