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Author: Yvonne Turgeon

It’s worth the ask: Do you have library wine for sale?

Whenever you're invited down to a cellar, say yes. Your palate is in for an adventure. It may be a fresh young wine offered by the winemaker for an early tasting straight from the barrel or perhaps a well aged bottle showing its age in all the right ways. Nk’Mip Cellars in Osoyoos recently hosted a cellar tasting of their library wines. And what's a library wine you ask? "Library wine” can refers to any wine that is being kept or cellared away. Often though it is part of a collection, where a winery is keeping a collection of each vintage year and...

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Summer sips: An informative pour

Sip, savour and get upclose and personal with winemakers. Grand Sommelier Express Saturday, June 24, Summerland Get on the express and enjoy the natural beauty of Summerland as the Bottleneck Drive wineries get set to offer a unique event that pairs wine and food with an historic KVR train experience. Your ticket to ride includes a tasting onboard the elegantly restored Kettle Valley steam train. Following a sparkling reception, guests will enjoy the scenic 90-minute train ride with wine poured by proprietors and winemakers. The tour includes a trestle-side stop to sample Bottleneck Drive’s hand?-crafted beer and ciders. A...

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TOMTAR Roofing: Commercial success brings expansion

TOMTAR Roofing & Sheet Metal For a local company whose history spans over 70 years, this year mark a further expansion for TOMTAR Roofing & Sheet Metal. More growth is on the horizon as staff settles into new offices and takes advantage of larger shop with dedicated space for parts, maintenance division and more inventory space. In February, the sheet metal workers were busy in the new expanded facility putting the finishing touches on a project for the new Cascades Casino Penticton, slated to open in April. The custom desert and charcoal-coloured metal panels form the attractive outer shell...

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