February 10th 2013 marks the Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Snake. This got me thinking. Since I have decided to boycott Valentine’s Day this year and all of its potential angst (sorry boys), why not focus instead on another big annual February event?
Here is a little bit of [...]
I saw a posting on Facebook the other day that as a single person, made me want to weep. It said, ‘It’s not where you are in life; it’s who you have by your side that matters.’ I felt like, oh sure… during National Singles Week, let’s just rub my nose in the fact that [...]
the Memorial Fountain in Osoyoos
The biggest and most ambitious wine festival in the province takes place in the Okanagan Valley every fall, beginning the weekend before Thanksgiving and ending on the Monday of the long weekend. There are hundreds of special events, tastings, concerts, and wine-soaked fancy dinners to choose from, all up [...]
September 24th 2011 marked the Third Annual Rainbow International Wine Festival in Chilliwack B.C., and after being coaxed, teased, and lured for the two prior years I realized that the third time was lucky and decided to attend.
The event is organized by Deanna Wardell who is the manager of the private liquor store at [...]
Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir
I would say that I’m about half recovered now. This is a good place to be when reminiscing about a truly great experience: I’m still glowing but not tipsy anymore, and the memories are still relatively fresh despite the wine-induced amnesia.
Asian Prawn 'Dog' with Amber
I’m not the kind of girl who likes to stop when I’m onto or into something good.
I wouldn’t say that my life has been characterized by excess per se… in fact, as a child our mother severely limited our access to good things. Treats were generally reserved for the times when [...]
a little bit of starlight
Happy New Year!
I have a special treat for you this month: I am defining the food and wine trends for 2011 so that we can all start the year on the right track and with the inside scoop. This took some careful research, just so you know, [...]
Swirly Girl Rose getting ready to rock the Swirl
So, we did it. We swirled. First we did it clockwise and then we did it counterclockwise… just to honour those who like it that way (and you know who you are). It was FABULOUS!
Okay, I’ll stop it before you begin to suspect I’m [...]
La Stella Vivace Pinot Grigio
Once the stage has been set and after all of the key players have arrived, you can finally stop holding your breath and begin to smile. Once the first glass of wine is in your hand and you look around to see the eager happy faces of [...]
So Mr. Sweeting came back from the Okanagan one day and said to his son Paul, ‘You guys should see if you can do a Winemaker’s Dinner with these guys’ and handed him a business card for the Enotecca Winery Group. Paul in turn handed the card to me and when I flipped it over [...]