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How Oliver Became Wine Capital of Canada
By: Mari Kane - 30 July 2014 - 0 Comments

How exactly did Oliver, BC become the Wine Capital of Canada? Recently, I asked Ken Oldfield exactly how he declared it. [...]

Canada Day Drinking Memories of a New Citizen
By: Mari Kane - 01 July 2014 - 4 Comments

Happy Canada Day! To honour my first Canada Day as a bona-fide Canadian citizen, I want to give a shout out to all the great Canadian booze I’ve consumed in the past nine years. [...]

Vancouver Tasting Finals Round 4 – Tequila
By: Mari Kane - 09 June 2014 - 1 Comment

Vancouver Agave Week felt like being in Mexico, and not just because of the warm weather. Tequila flowed from Downtown to the East Side with parties, tastings, and seminars focusing on Mexican food, culture [...]

A Night at the Villa of Hester Creek
By: Mari Kane - 11 April 2014 - Comments Off

The Villa at Hester Creek is discreetly perched on a hill above and behind the tasting room. From our patio, we could look down at the whole property and see all the comings and [...]

Meet Your Winemaker, Pass The Bottle
By: Mari Kane - 19 March 2014 - Comments Off

Meet your Match was the first speed tasting I’ve seen where the tasters get up and move to the next winemaker table. Sort of like a musical chairs drinking game. [...]