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WT Cover Fall 2016

A huge thank you to photographer Victor Poirier and the team the came together to create this cover! We had such fun shooting this issue and had a great team organized. HUGE thanks to photographer Victor Poirier, a super talent that was so gracious to share his time and talent to create this. Thanks also to his lovely wife/photo assistant Henrietta, who also writes for Food & Wine Trails Magazine. The location was in the beautiful barrel room at Church & State Winery in Oliver; it was John Pullen and I who planned this unique feature cover with his friends…

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The year’s hottest—and edgiest—wine labels are not a cover-up for mediocre wines. Au contraire, mes amis. Inside the bottles of Lost Inhibitions red and white blends is yet more proof that Church & State Wines are among the best in the country. With 5 awards for Best Canadian Red since 2009 and 3 more for Best White Blend since 2012, and scores as high as 95 from Decanter, the brain trust at Church and State could have rested on their laurels and savoured the sweet smell of success. But with maturing vineyards and a string of great vintages allowing the…


An artist at heart, practical ways initiated a career in the old school of sign painting and eventually his own business which ran for 30 plus years and produced some award winning signs. Early years in art college majoring in sculpture may have influenced a recent artistic urge for rediscovery, resulting in his latest development as an acrylic painter. Big colour and movement are his focus in a mostly abstract format. Gene was born and raised in Kelowna and resides here with his partner Kathy and little furry pal Gus.


Our Summer cover features Artist Leanne Laine.

From laid off and unemployed to internationally-collected, Leanne Laine is a self-representing artist selling paintings, limited edition prints and licensed images to private and commercial clients world-wide. With almost 600 works in her portfolio ranging from still lifes to landscapes, modern abstracts to dancing