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Settle into Okanagan-style living at Lakestone

The developer of the 222-hectare Lakestone community just north of Kelowna continues the vision of offering elegant living in a tranquil setting to Albertans — but with a gentle financial twist. 799 more words

Rec Properties

Amphora Viognier-Rousanne, Laughing Stock Vineyards, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2014, 14.2% abv. C$24, 500 ml.

When my certified expert in Italian wine friend called me to share a bottle of a made-in-BC wine using amphorae from Chianti, there was no hesitation on my part. 185 more words


The incredible journey

Even though it’s still August, and the air is hot and humid, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed that the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and some of the leaves have a distinct reddish tinge to them.   1,489 more words


Roadtrip from Nelson to Vancouver

It was sunny Saturday morning when I’ve met with three more people with whom I would share the ride with from Nelson to Vancouver. Tina, a woman in her late 30’s, was the driver and the one who have posted the ad to the carpooling website KootneyRideShare. 631 more words

Canada Travel

Escape to these B.C. water destinations

It’s August – the time of year when we have become comfortably settled into our summer routine,  nearly (but not quite) forgetting the bite of wind chills and January winds, despite the occasional hail storms. 310 more words


BC Wine Report : Midsummer Update

By DJ Kearney

2015 in BC is an Early and Potentially Fine Vintage, if… and it’s a BIG if

Editors note: There have been a number of conflicting news stories published recently in BC about the 2015 vintage and its potential. 932 more words


Church & State, Coyote Bowl Series, Malbec, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2011, 14.5% abv.

Purchased in September 2014 at the winery, we opened this on Saltspring Island with charcuterie and BBQ’d sausages in summer 2015.

Opaque purple and very young with intense aromas of ripe, purple plum, black cherry, burnished leather and fresh pine, the Coyote Bowl is dry on the palate. 49 more words