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B.C. wine of the week, wine to cellar and calendar gadgets


Blasted Church in Okanagan Falls hosts Stoked Embers Wooden Fired Pizza Meals Truck at weekends all summer season.


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If you end up touring Skaha and Okanagan Falls vineyard any weekend in June, July or August plan on visiting the Blasted Church at 378 Parsons Highway, Okanagan Falls, for a tasting session adopted by a pizza by way of Stoked Embers Wooden Fired Pizza Meals Truck.

You discover them within the parking zone Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from June 15 by way of September. On Fridays and Mondays its lunch service solely (11 a.m. to three p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday it’s open 11 a.m.  to six p.m.

• Heading for Blaine to purchase gasoline this weekend? Semiahmoo Resort has relaunched Packers Bar & Grill as the brand new Packers Kitchen + Bar, a waterfront eatery providing pub-inspired fare with a seaside twist.

Each Friday evening by way of August they provide Seaside Sizzle: A Beachside BBQ together with root beer, barbecue pork ribs, barbecue rooster, pulled pork sliders, inexperienced chili cheddar corn bread, coleslaw and desserts served household type.

Tickets are $26 per grownup; $9.95 per baby underneath 12 years previous; free for youths underneath 5. In case your schedule permits the resort can be providing five-course Winemaker Dinners month-to-month, that includes a unique native vineyard in a pairing expertise from begin to end. For data and tickets go to semiahmoo.com.

B.C. wine of the week

Quails’ Gate Shannon Pacific Viognier 2017, Okanagan Valley

$23.99 | 91/100

UPC:778856117110

The type of B.C. Viognier could be a thriller, however when doubtful I favor this brighter, tighter type. Part of winemaker Nikki Callaway’s Collector’s Collection, it opens with a floral, spicy contemporary nostril. The palate affords up a crunchy model of apricots and extra honeysuckle dusted with sagebrush and a grating of smoky, citrus drenched almonds. Spectacular and effectively value becoming a member of the membership for entry. You possibly can cellar this by way of 2020 no downside, or serve with a rooster curry dish. Vineyard direct.

Wine for the cellar

Clos du Soleil Signature 2014, British Columbia, Canada

$44.90 | 92/100

UPC:857088000817

Signature is the calling card of Clos du Soleil and the flagship mix of the home. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec make up the 2014, sourced from the property winery in addition to close by Cawston. After a mild urgent, the wines had been barrel aged for 17 months in 100 per cent French oak. Search for ripe, savoury cassis, black cherry, black plum, anise all perfumed with blueberry and violets with some youthful grippy tannins. Magnificence and authenticity all through, with shocking depth at this youthful age. It’s attainable to drink this now with pork or lamb, however it can reward one other 5 years of cellaring. Vineyard direct; personal shops.

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