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The New Rules For BC Liquor

Published on February 27, 2014

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There was much excitement as the new year began and the BC liquor review officially wrapped up with the announcement that all seventy-three recommendations from the extensive consultation had been ...


The Day My Life Shifted - Confessions From the Vineyard Terry Lynne Meyer

Published on February 25, 2014

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I cannot imagine myself a grandma.  It brings to mind images of my grandma with her steel permed curls, cats eye glasses, and flowered house dress in the kitchen making pies.  Or legions ...


Editor's Note - Mar/Apr 2014

Published on February 25, 2014

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Welcome spring!  Finally after the long winter, we begin to see the signs of spring in wine country.  Wineries are ready to open with new spring releases to taste, farmers are beginning t...


The joy of Hunkering down for winter

Published on December 6, 2013

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Before I moved from the big city to live on the vineyard, I must confess that I hated winter.  I would dread the cold and the grey and the boots and coats and mufflers and cars that felt like ...


Editor's Note - Winter 2013

Published on December 6, 2013

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The diversity of our province never fails to surprise me.  Food, wine, farm – we have it all here and more.  Good food and wine comes from the passionate commitment of the amazing t...


Eat, Drink, Tweet

Published on December 6, 2013

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Why are we so obsessed with posting food photos on social networks? Studies have been done, I’m  sure, as they have been done with our Internet cat obsession (hint: cat people stay insid...


The Siren’s Call (She Must Be an Anarchist)

Published on September 12, 2013

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I consider myself a ‘newbie’ in the world of viticulture and winemaking.  It feels like months (it’s years) since we threw in the city towel and embraced the farmer’s l...


Editor's Note - Fall 2013

Published on September 6, 2013

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As we sadly bid farewell to one of the best, old-fashioned HOT Okanagan summers that we have had in years, we can look forward to an equally beautiful autumn.  The good weather is holding and ...


The View from the Coop

Published on May 28, 2013

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True confession:  it used to be that the only time I saw 6 am was when I was coming home or catching a plane.  Now I’m up at 6 am with great regularity.  I’m pretty impre...


Editor's Note Summer 2013

Published on May 27, 2013

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The Okanagan’s hedonistic summer sunshine arrived early this year with our trademark hot summer days beginning in May.  Warm nights, swimming in Okanagan Lake, glasses of chilled wine on...