Wine Maven: Northern Lands

Shaw Convention Centre, May 2-6, 2017 by Mary Bailey Northern Lands is a stellar opportunity to explore wine, craft beer and artisan spirits. The inaugural event, held two years ago, was a remarkable gathering of food and wine people from across the country. Chefs, winemakers, winery owners, brewers, distillers and lovers of great food and …

Wine Country Cooking

Talented chefs and cooks, dedicated growers and foragers, vineyardists and winemakers have begun to define a home grown wine country gastronomy in the Okanagan valley, cooking by the mantra that good cooks in Italy and France have always understood: what grows together goes together. What is wine country cooking? You need great wine and people …

Wines for summer drinking

What exactly is a summer wine anyway? Certainly not a tannic, cigar-chomping monster wine, yet, we need enough tannin and acid in a red wine to work with a good steak, the product of Alberta’s favourite summer culinary pastime, grilling. We don’t want high alcohol or a wine with loads of sugar. We want elegance …