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Thank you again to fabulous photographer Victor Poirier and Henrietta Poirier of Studio Red Star for shooting this gorgeous cover. Studio Red Star is a production studio based in Kelowna with a focus on video, photography and branded content. Our handsome cover model this issue is winemaker Grant Elio Biggs from Kitsch Wines in East Kelowna. Thanks to the Kitsch family for allowing us to photograph Grant in his second home, the garage of their stunning home that is also the acting wine cellar and tasting room surrounded by their estate vineyard. Kitsch Wines tasting room is located at 3330…

COVER PHOTO: Bradley Cooper is one of the Okanagan’s most recognizable wine country faces and one of our most informed and entertaining social media contributors. (See our Q & A with Brad on the inside back cover.) Huge thanks again to superstar photographer Victor Poirier and Henrietta Poirier of Studio Red Star for photographing this beautiful portrait cover! Victor was also the photographer of our super cool ‘tattoo’ cover last fall and we are incredibly lucky to be able to share his work (we’re not worthy! we’re not worthy!) Their talented daughter Kate Poirier, also a photographer, managed the lighting…

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…

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. www.geneweisbeckart.com

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