Jul
2

Distinction in Difference: A Wine and Food Odyssey Through the Pacific Northwest

What makes Pacific Northwest wine and food culture distinct from elsewhere in North America? While it is tempting to seek a cohesive answer to this question, over the years I’ve

Sep
19

A Lesson in Okanagan Terroir: Le Vieux Pin’s Equinoxe Program

The Okanagan is still discovering its terroir, the line goes, so give it a break. A fair request, but only for those who take up the challenge. Le Vieux Pin

Jul
2

The Best of BC: Summer 2012 in the Okanagan

A weekend trip to the Okanagan inevitably led to some wine tasting. There’s no denying the Okanagan’s extreme beauty. However, B.C. wine is difficult territory for me. Compared to the

Apr
11

A Pacific Northwest Culinary and Oenophilic Excursion

I recently spent a few days in Seattle and Portland on a ‘tour’ of a number of highly touted restaurants, including a few James Beard award candidates. As with any