Month: February 2019

Book Review: “Root Cause” a Novel by Steven Laine

Root Cause by Steven Laine cover

I have traveled to many wine-producing countries; New and Old World; Northern and Southern hemisphere, and it is always a pleasure to visit the wineries, speak with the owners about their wines, and getting a tour of the winery and vineyards. …

A Birds Eye View of the 2018 Grape Growing Season for the North & Central Okanagan

Sentinel 2 image overview of Okanagan

Have you ever wanted a bird’s eye view of the Okanagan?  Wondered what the grape growing season looked like from above? I’ve put together this interactive application using Sentinel-2 satellite imagery centered over Kelowna.  Penticton is just off the bottom…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ Wines Excel

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards flight of wines to taste

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver, BC has been producing quality wines since its inception in the early 1990s.  Their primary vineyards are the Diamondback Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench and Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench.  I have been…

Enjoy Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard Paula Sparkling for Valentine’s Day

Blue Grouse Paula sparkling wine label

Valentine’s Day is near and sparkling wine to share with your significant other is probably in your thoughts.  But which sparkling wine?  Champagne or cremant from France?  Franciacorta or prosecco from Italy? Cava from Spain?  How about sparkling wine from…

BC Hospitality Foundation Accepting Industry and Culinary Scholarship Applications

BC Hospitality Foundation logo

Getting money to complete your studies is always a concern for students.  If you are studying, or thinking of studying, the culinary arts, there are some scholarships available to you, here in BC.  Below is a press release from the…