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Year: 2017

Best of Show 2017

Best of Show 2017 For the 2017 Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Awards, we brought together a panel of select independent, experienced wine judges from the trade, restaurant and education sectors who selected the award winners. These are our Best of Show wines. Best Red Wild Goose Vineyards 2015 Dunkelfelder Best White Thornhaven Estates Winery 2015 Gewürztraminer Best Icewine Mt. Boucherie Winery 2013 Merlot Icewine Best Fortified House of Rose Winery 2012 Vintage Okanagan Tawny As seen in No Downloads found...

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Largest tasting of BC VQA wine supports Ocean Wise

The Wines of British Columbia's Chef Meets BC Grape multi-city event returns for its thirteenth season. The largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Western Canada brings the best of BC Wine and food to Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver, highlighting all things grown, crushed, raised and produced in British Columbia. Event-goers are invited to sample hundreds of BC VQA wines while enjoying perfectly paired small plates by top chefs from local restaurants. Chef Meets BC Grape is being held in Calgary on Wednesday, May 10, Victoria on Tuesday, May, and Vancouver on Thursday, May 25. The BC-inspired fundraising event supports local charities with a portion of the proceeds to...

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Home for bighorn

Earth, Wind, Fire gala raises funds for land The Nature Trust of British Columbia is working to secure 35.4 hectares of critical habitat for bighorn sheep on the east side of Skaha Lake in the Okanagan. With flat benchlands interspersed through the steep hills, the Skaha Lake parcel is ideal for bighorn, a species at risk. The lower portions are grasslands, transitioning through mixed forest at the mid-level to rocky terrain at higher elevations. “This property is one of the last remaining undeveloped benchlands on the east side of Skaha Lake,” says Nicholas Burdock, conservation land coordinator for The...

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Spring Awakening is taking the stage in Kelowna

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is taking the stage in Kelowna. "This storytelling approach in our intimate space will be electrifying,” says Artistic Managing Director, Randy Leslie. “The Performance Troupe will introduce our audiences to the powerful young talent that exists in the valley. The power of the script and music is astounding!” From May 11 to 13, the student senior performance troupe presents three performances at the Kelowna Actors Studio in downtown Kelowna. With an electrifying score that swings from folk to rock, Spring Awakening follows the unforgettable journey of a group of students in late 19th century Germany...

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Mt. Boucherie offers limited release of Winemaker’s Reserve series

Mt. Boucherie Winery’s Jim Faulkner offers distinctive wines in a limited release of his Winemaker’s Reserve now available from the West Kelowna winery in the Okanagan Valley The 2013 Summit Winemaker’s Reserve and the 2014 Syrah Winemaker’s Reserve reflect the work of a winemaker in top form and a harvest from mature vineyards. Working with grapes from distinct terroir—at Mt. Boucherie’s estate vineyards in West Kelowna, Okanagan Falls, the Golden Mile Bench and the Similkameen Valley—Faulkner brings exquisite precision to his blends and varietals. Summit is Mt. Boucherie’s signature wine, blended in the Bordeaux style. The 2012 vintage was...

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