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Jan 11, 2015
Terri Judson

Keeling-Schaefer named Willcox Winery of the Year

Keeling-Schaefer

Keeling-Schaefer



Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015 12:00 am

Keeling-Schaefer named Willcox Winery of the Year

By Carol Broeder
Arizona Range News

Eastern Arizona Courier

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WILLCOX — Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards, with its tasting room on Railroad Avenue, has been named 2014 Winery of the Year by the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.

Owned by Rod Keeling and Jan Schaefer, Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards has brought “so much to the community of Willcox it is hard to put into words, but here is just a couple of things,” wrote Chamber Director Alan Baker.

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      Jan 11, 2015
      Terri Judson

      Las Vegas’ big spring food and wine festivals



      Trippy SFO

      You can take a trip at SFO — even if you’re not flying anywhere. Through March 15, San Francisco International Airport is hosting “When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters 1966-1971,” an exhibit that showcases hundreds of the flower power era’s wildly colorful graphic artworks.

      There’s the op-art poster advertising a 1967 concert by Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom (above). A pair of $3 tickets to Procol Harum at Fillmore West in 1968 with a font that might best be described as Art Nouveau on acid. And a poster for the Chambers Brothers at the Matrix in 1967 with the concert details on the sunglasses.

      “When Art Rocked” is in the SFO Museum in the presecurity part of the International Terminal, so it’s open to fliers and nonfliers. All posters and other ephemera are on loan from The Rock Poster Society, which also supplied the history of the poster artists, printers and concert promoters.

      Vegas, baby

      Planning a jaunt to Las Vegas? You can pair raclette with roulette if you time your trip to coincide with one of the city’s food, wine or beer fests. On April 11, the streets of downtown Las Vegas will be ground zero for Motley Brews’ Great Vegas Beer Festival, which includes BrewLogic seminars, live music, gastropub noshes and craft beer deliciousness from more than 100 breweries. Ticket prices range from $30 to $45, depending on when you purchase them. Grab that early bird price through Jan. 11; http://great vegasbeer.com

      Michael Mina, Jean-George Vongerichten and Gordon Ramsay will headline Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Apptit, from April 23 to 26 at the ARIA, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand. Festivities include a grand tasting ($225), a mixology master class and cocktail competition ($110) and a chance to play a contestant in Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen” ($325), Vegas style. Details at http://vegasuncorked.com.

      — Staff

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      Jan 10, 2015
      Terri Judson

      Las Vegas’ big spring food and wine festivals



      Trippy SFO

      You can take a trip to SFO — even if you’re not flying anywhere. Through March 15, San Francisco International Airport is hosting “When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters 1966-1971,” an exhibit that showcases hundreds of the flower power era’s wildly colorful graphic artworks.

      There’s the op-art poster advertising a 1967 concert by Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom (above). A pair of $3 tickets to Procol Harum at Fillmore West in 1968 with a font that might best be described as Art Nouveau on acid. And a poster for the Chambers Brothers at the Matrix in 1967 with the concert details on the sunglasses.

      “When Art Rocked” is in the SFO Museum in the presecurity part of the International Terminal, so it’s open to fliers and nonfliers. All posters and other ephemera are on loan from The Rock Poster Society, which also supplied the history of the poster artists, printers and concert promoters.

      Vegas, baby

      Planning a jaunt to Las Vegas? You can pair raclette with roulette if you time your trip to coincide with one of the city’s food, wine or beer fests. On April 11, the streets of downtown Las Vegas will be ground zero for Motley Brews’ Great Vegas Beer Festival, which includes BrewLogic seminars, live music, gastropub noshes and craft beer deliciousness from more than 100 breweries. Ticket prices range from $30 to $45, depending on when you purchase them. Grab that early bird price through Jan. 11; http://great vegasbeer.com

      Michael Mina, Jean-George Vongerichten and Gordon Ramsay will headline Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Apptit, from April 23 to 26 at the ARIA, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand. Festivities include a grand tasting ($225), a mixology master class and cocktail competition ($110) and a chance to play a contestant in Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen” ($325), Vegas style. Details at http://vegasuncorked.com.

      — Staff

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      Jan 9, 2015
      Terri Judson

      New York Wine Events Presents the 6th Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival at the …

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      NYC Winter Wine Festival 2015: 250+ wines, light hors d'oeuvres, artisan food samples, and music by Special EFX live on stage. 2/7/15, 2 sessions: 3-6pm and 8-11pm.

      The 6th Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival presented by New York Wine Events returns to the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on Feb. 7, 2015 for 2 sessions: 3-6pm 8-11pm.

      We look forward to returning to the Best Buy Theater with over 250 wines selected by Vintry Fine Wines, plus incredible music from Special EFX and light fare to complement the wines…

      New York, NY (PRWEB) January 07, 2015

      New York Wine Events (formerly New York Wine Festivals) announces their 6th Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival at the Best Buy Theater on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The Times Square tasting event will feature 250+ wines curated by the experts of Vintry Fine Wines, light accompaniments of pasta, artisan breads, cheeses and hors d’oeuvres, plus sampling tables from select artisan food companies. Attendees will also enjoy live contemporary jazz performances during each tasting session from Grammy nominees Special EFX, led by award-winning guitarist Chieli Minucci, plus take home a custom etched wine glass post-event.

      Tasting tables located throughout the expansive venue will have a vast selection of wines curated by Vintry Fine Wines. “This year’s grand tasting will feature a fantastic selection from around the world, including favorites from the US, France and unique and well-known regions abroad. From the Piedmont and Napa Valley to Rioja and Chile, this year’s event provides a unique opportunity for attendees to discover the great wines of the world,” explains Mike Martin, Wine Director at Vintry Fine Wines.

      The popular February event has historically sold out prior to the event date and the upcoming 6th annual fest, dubbed one of the “17 Things You Have to Do This Winter in New York City” by Thrillist, is expected to do the same. Attendees can chose from 2 sessions: Afternoon: 3-6pm or Evening: 8-11pm. With a premium ticket option, a limited number of guests may select the new VIP Suite Ticket. The exclusive VIP area will feature 15 high-end wines including Chateau Montalena, Antinori Tignanello, and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne plus a deluxe selection of hors d’oeuvres including Pate de Mousse de Fois Gras with Cranberry Compote on Ficelle and Filet Mignon with Yukon Gold Potato and Bearnaise Sauce. (Note: Wines may vary slightly due to availability.)

      “We look forward to returning to the Best Buy Theater with over 250 wines selected by Vintry Fine Wines, plus incredible music from Special EFX and light fare to complement the wines,” notes S.W. Kimball, Founder, New York Wine Events. “We’re also very excited about adding our special VIP Suite to this year’s event which will feature high end wines and exclusive accompaniments for those who wish to expand their festival experience,” he adds.

      Musical guests, Special EFX celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2014. The Grammy nominated contemporary jazz group will take the stage during each session of the 2015 New York City Winter Wine Festival, led by guitarist Chieli Minucci. Also a composer for TV and film, Minucci has been nominated for 10 Daytime Emmy Awards and has won three (1998, 2007 2008.)

      This year’s Wine fest will also utilize Winevento, the free iPhone and Android app that lets users Rate, Favorite, Save and Share wines at participating tasting events. Free Wi-Fi access will be available for attendees to download and use the app; screens throughout the venue will note users’ top-rated wines in real time.

      Sponsors to date include: Adrienne’s Allure, Bonne Fete Baking Inc., Brotherhood Winery, Cracked Candy, Green Mountain Energy, Sahadi’s Fine Foods, The Luscious Little Dessert Company, The Olive Table, and Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry. Additional sponsors to be announced; check web site for details.

      Tickets for the 2015 NYC Winter Wine Festival are $79 and are on sale now. (Final 2 Weeks: $89) Space is limited; advance purchase is highly recommended. VIP Suite tickets are $199 and include the main tasting. For details or to purchase tickets, visit NewYorkWineEvents.com or order by phone at (866) 811-4111.

      About New York Wine Events

      New York Wine Events hosts elegant wine tasting events at first class venues in New York City and northern New Jersey. The company’s goal is to provide a wine tasting experience that allows guests to sample as many diverse wines as possible while enjoying great music and the company of other wine lovers. Visit NewYorkWineEvents.com.

      About Vintry Fine Wines

      Vintry Fine Wines brings fine wine to NYC’s revitalized downtown. With 2,500+ selections focusing on both collectibles and drinkables, Vintry is a destination in bourgeoning Battery Park City. Featuring iconic design marrying classic and modern elements by architecture firm Rogers Marvel, this indicates what the store is all about: the best wines from both old and new world regions. Visit VintryFineWines.com.

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      Jan 9, 2015
      Terri Judson

      Valley a top-10 wine destination

      The Okanagan has been named among the world’s top 10 wine travel destinations by a noted international magazine.

      Wine Enthusiast listed the Okanagan among such prestigious company as Piedmont, Italy, France’s Rhone and Loire valleys, Galicia, Spain, Istria, Croatia, and New World wine destinations like Mendocino, Calif., Hawkes Bay, N.Z.,  Orlando, Fla., and Finger Lakes, N.Y.

      The recognition is based not just on wine itself – Orlando is not a wine-producing region, for example – but on the whole culture surrounding wine, said Blair Baldwin, general manager with Okanagan Wine Festivals.

      “It’s about the people who grow the great grapes and make the great wines, but it’s also about the great restaurants that serve them, the great experiences. This shows the fruits of their labour.”

      Baldwin expects with the loonie at 80 cents U.S., the publicity will result in increased tourism to the Valley from the United States.

      “We’re proud to be up there among the top 10,” he added.

      Baldwin said the timing of the article is particularly good, leading up the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival Jan. 16-25 at Sun Peaks.

      The editors of Wine Enthusiast had this to say:

      “Tasting wine is a trip unto itself.

      “Yet there’s something to be said for the connection made when we travel to the place in which great wine is made, and the insight that experience can offer us regarding what’s in the glass.”

      Contributor Paul Gregutt, who reviewed the Okanagan, said: “The licence plates read Beautiful British Columbia. Ubiquitous ads call it Super, Natural…. But it’s the 131 wineries, more than 8,000 acres of vineyard and broad range of wines that make this one of the greatest wine touring experiences in the world.”

      Gregutt praised the Okanagan’s Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Bordeaux-style blends and “racy, expressive white wines like Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Chasselas.” 

      Tantalus, St. Hubertus Estate, Tinhorn Creek, Meyer Family, Quails’ Gate, Nk’Mip Cellars, Black Hills Estate, Church State, and Laughing Stock all were singled out for attention.

      The magazine praised the variety of restaurants in the Valley, their scenic surroundings and focus on locally sourced ingredients and seasonal menus. It singled out winery restaurants Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek, Old Vines at Quails’ Gate, Terrafina at Hester Creek, and Burrowing Owl’s Sonora Room. In town, it praised RauDZ, La Bussola, Waterfront Wines and Bouchons Bistro in Kelowna. It said Micro is great for beer and small bites. In Osoyoos, it gave a thumbs up to Campo Marina.

      Accommodations were given a nod, from the budget SameSun Hostel to family resorts, romantic hideaways like Bottega Farm Inn and luxury retreats like Sparkling Hill Resort.

      The Valley’s wide variety of tourist attractions and activities also came in for praise, from skiing to golf, hiking and rock climbing.

      Even the Osoyoos Home Hardware store was given a nod as a funky place to shop.

      Other recommendations:

      • The Dream Café in Penticton. “A great hangout for many winemakers and winery staff. They have good food, but they also have one of the best venues for live music in the Okanagan.” 
      • Cinnamon-infused honey at Arlo’s Honey Farm.
      • Macchiato at Giobean
      • BC Wine Museum VQA Wine Shop  

      Check out the magazine’s latest reviews of Okanagan wines here.

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      Las Vegas’ big spring food and wine festivals



      Trippy SFO

      You can take a trip to SFO — even if you’re not flying anywhere. Through March 15, San Francisco International Airport is hosting “When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters 1966-1971,” an exhibit that showcases hundreds of the flower power era’s wildly colorful graphic artworks.

      There’s the op-art poster advertising a 1967 concert by Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom (above). A pair of $3 tickets to Procol Harum at Fillmore West in 1968 with a font that might best be described as Art Nouveau on acid. And a poster for the Chambers Brothers at the Matrix in 1967 with the concert details on the sunglasses.

      “When Art Rocked” is in the SFO Museum in the presecurity part of the International Terminal, so it’s open to fliers and nonfliers. All posters and other ephemera are on loan from The Rock Poster Society, which also supplied the history of the poster artists, printers and concert promoters.

      Vegas, baby

      Planning a jaunt to Las Vegas? You can pair raclette with roulette if you time your trip to coincide with one of the city’s food, wine or beer fests. On April 11, the streets of downtown Las Vegas will be ground zero for Motley Brews’ Great Vegas Beer Festival, which includes BrewLogic seminars, live music, gastropub noshes and craft beer deliciousness from more than 100 breweries. Ticket prices range from $30 to $45, depending on when you purchase them. Grab that early bird price through Jan. 11; http://great vegasbeer.com

      Michael Mina, Jean-George Vongerichten and Gordon Ramsay will headline Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Apptit, from April 23 to 26 at the ARIA, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand. Festivities include a grand tasting ($225), a mixology master class and cocktail competition ($110) and a chance to play a contestant in Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen” ($325), Vegas style. Details at http://vegasuncorked.com.

      — Staff

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      Jan 9, 2015
      Terri Judson

      Corks & Forks: Wine festivals around country worth the trip

      photophotoViki Eierdam

      Viki Eierdam

      What’s better than wine and travel? Wine as an excuse to travel. Below is a list of reasons to get out of Dodge (and a couple to keep you close to home).

      • Jan. 30-31 marks the 10th anniversary of Portland’s Seafood Wine Festival. If Oregon wine and seafood is what you crave, you’ll find all you need right here. www.pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com/index.html

      • Feb. 19-22 is the 37th annual Newport Seafood Wine Festival in Newport, Ore. Artists, culinary professionals and winemakers converge on this coastal town to celebrate the fruits of the vine and sea. Beat the winter chill with a cup of chowda in one hand and a glass of vino in the other. seafoodandwine.com

      • March 4-8: BBT Charleston Wine + Food Festival celebrates its 10th year. Come see why Charleston, S.C., was voted by readers of Condé Nast Traveler “Best City to Visit in the World” in 2014. The festival showcases local chefs, artists and farmers as well as Northwest favorites, Andy Ricker of Portland’s Pok Pok and Alex Sokol Blosser, winemaker at Sokol Blosser Winery. charlestonwineandfood.com

      • April 24-26: Everything’s big in Texas, and that includes the Austin Food Wine Festival. It’s a spectacular outdoor event with culinary rock stars, award-winning wine and cocktails. www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

      • May 20-23 is the New Orleans Wine Food Experience. It’s hard to top the cuisine and vibe of The Big Easy. Featuring over 1,000 wines from around the world, 2015 celebrates its 22nd year. www.nowfe.com/about-festival

      • June 5-7: Enjoy the 39th anniversary of the Monterey Wine Festival in California. Buy an all-access pass to the weekend’s events, including an intimate Friday night VIP gathering with tantalizing bites and sips, a West Coast chowder competition, live music and even spirits and cigars. www.montereywine.com/index.html

      • July 24-26: The 29th annual International Pinot Noir Celebration, held on the picturesque grounds of Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., is highlighted by a salmon bake, outdoor tastings, seminars and showcases 60 Northwest chefs throughout the weekend. This is the event for pinot lovers. www.ipnc.org

      • August. Dates are to be determined for the 18th annual Vancouver Wine Jazz Festival at Esther Short Park. An extravaganza of jazz, wine and art that has grown from one to four days in the living room of Vancouver USA. vancouverwinejazz.com

      • Sept. 23-27 celebrates the 25th annual Santa Fe Wine Chile Fiesta. If you’ve not had wine from New Mexico, you’re in for a treat. If the fall sky doesn’t claim your heart, try some sangiovese from Estella del Norte Vineyard, and you’ll know what I mean. www.santafewineandchile.org

      • Oct. 15-18 marks The Food Network’s eighth annual New York City Wine and Food Festival benefiting No Kid Hungry and Food Bank for New York City. www.corporate.nycwineandfoodfestival.com

      Their sister event, the 14th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival, is Feb. 19-22 in Miami Beach. Hosted by myriad Food Network personalit ies, it includes a Best of the Northwest Dinner featuring Northwest cuisine and wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle. www.sobefest.com

      • Oct. 28-30: Celebrate the Denver International Wine Festival with over 60 wines as well as spirits, beer, seminars, vintner dinners and a wine competition in the Mile High City. www.denverwinefest.com

      • Dec. 4-6 marks the 24th annual Deck the Halls weekend along New York state’s Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Not an actual festival, this is the perfect Christmas season event. Participants visit over 30 holiday-decorated wineries while collecting Christmas ornaments to decorate the grapevine wreath included in the ticket price. Enjoy a small bite and wine pairing at each stop and receive a complimentary recipe book to replicate the food samples in your own kitchen (held Nov. 20-22, as well). http://senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/deck-the-halls-weekend.html

      Viki Eierdam is a Clark County native who lives in Battle Ground. Read the Corks Forks blog at blogs.columbian.com/corks-and-forks

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      Terri Judson

      Photo: Wayne Moore – Castanet File Photo

      Adventures in snowmaggedon


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      First days on the job aren’t supposed to be like this.

      After two hours of shovelling late Sunday night and two more doing the driveway again this morning, the family  cars were free, but the road was still impassable. Vehicles that did attempt an escape littered the culdesac, unable to advance. Another 50 feet of knee-deep snow lay between home and the narrow path cleared by the snow plow in our suburban neighbourhood.

      Another hour spent trying to cut a path by hand to freedom resulted in nothing more than aching knees and arms, and a burning sensation in my lower back. I gave up in frustration – and exhaustion.

      Thankfully, the online news business means some work could be done from home. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day. After 30 years in journalism, this is not how I wanted to start the next chapter of my career.

      But, getting back to what was to be the focus of my first official editorial column here at Castanet, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jon, and I’m your new news director. Some readers may be familiar with my writing from newspapers in Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna. Free of the chore of having to lay out printed pages, I should be able to do a lot more of it.

      In this space, I’ll be offering commentary on the news of the day and, from the desk where I’m supposed to be sitting as I write this, I’ll be directing news coverage and content of the entire website.

      I’m excited to have an eye on the future after working in an industry that all too often considered the Internet a passing fad.

      Feel free to email me at [email protected] or our entire news team at [email protected] with your news tips, story ideas and content suggestions.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      — News Director Jon Manchester

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      Jan 8, 2015
      Terri Judson

      Community Calendar: Vancouver International Wine Festival and celebration of …

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      Winemakers, proprietors and executives representing 170 wineries from 14 countries will soon converge on the city for one of the oldest and largest wine festivals in the world.

      Tickets are on sale now for the 37th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival, organized to provide an informative, educational and entertaining experience for the public and those in the trade.

      Each year the festival highlights wines from one country or region and for 2015, the regional country is Australia and the global focus is Syrah. The heart of the festival is the Acura International Festival

      Tasting at the Vancouver Convention Centre where 750-plus wines will be available for sampling with an additional 165 for trade tasting. In addition, more than 825 wines will be served at special events including a gala dinner and auction, seminars, trade happenings, and food and wine pairing affairs.

      Since 1979, the event has raised $8.3 million for the performing arts in Vancouver and since 2012, the charitable beneficiary has been the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. The festival, which take place at 29 venues across the city, is headquartered at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Tickets for the public start at as little as $49 for events such as 25 under $25 and go as high as $395 for the

      Bacchanalia Gala Dinner. Trade tickets start at $45. For a list of events, tickets and more information, visit vanwinefest.ca.

      The Vancouver International Wine Festival runs Feb. 20 to March 1.

      Coal Harbour
      An estimated 6,000 participants are expected to attend the 130th annual Modern Language Association Convention this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

      This is the first time the convention, the world’s largest gathering of language and literature scholars and teachers, is being held in Vancouver. Many sessions are free and open to the public including several with a Vancouver and Canadian focus. The association includes more than 1,200 Canadian members and of the 3,000 presenters at the convention, 293 are from Canada. The list of presenters includes bestselling mystery writer Sara Paretsky, Japanese-Canadian poet and activist Roy Miki and Canadian poet JonArno Lawson. The convention runs Jan. 8 through 11 at the convention centre, 1055 Canada Place. For more information, visit mla.org/convention.

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      The Vancouver Public Library is hosting three workshops during which parents will learn how to make a feltboard story to take home.

      Parents’ Night Out: Felt Story Make and Take is an evening for adults only, sorry kids.

      The first workshop takes place Jan. 27 at Collingwood Branch, 2985 Kingsway, from 7 to 9 p.m. To register, call 604-665-3953. The second is scheduled for Jan. 28 at the West Point Grey Branch, 4480 West 10th Ave. from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. To register, call 604-665-3982. The final workshop runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 350 West Georgia St. Register by calling 604-331-3663. These events are free but registration is required.

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      SFU Philosopher’s Cafe and the City Program have organized a series of Bike Cafés, which will take place along major commuter cycling routes at cyclist-friendly coffee bars. This new series was designed to engage Vancouver’s cycling community and others interested in discussions regarding the sustainable evolution of our cityscape.

      Check out:

      • All Weather Cycling, Musette Caffe in Chinatown, 75 East Pender St. with moderator Richard Campbell, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m.
      • Building the Bicycle Culture We Want, Tricycle, 2685 Maple St. with moderator Chris Bruntlett, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.
      • Cycling and Generational Politics, Musette Caffe, with moderator Gordon Price, Feb 10 at 6 p.m.
      • Cycling and Automated Vehicles, Tricycle, with moderator Richard Campbell, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
      • What Are the Links Between Transportation Choice, Affordability and Happiness?, Musette Caffe, with moderator Erin O’Melinn, March 10 at 6 p.m.
      • Bridging the (Cycling) Gender Gap, Tricycle, with moderator Melissa Bruntlett, March 26 at 7 p.m.
      • Car Free Streets in Vancouver, Musette Caffe, with moderator Richard Campbell, April 14 at 6 p.m.

      sthomas@vancourier.com
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      © 2015 Vancouver Courier

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      Jan 8, 2015
      Terri Judson

      Kamloops Wineries Contender In Okanagan Wine Festival

      The growing world class BC wineries will be on display at the 17th Annual Okanagan Wine Festival in Sun Peaks from January 16 to January 25 for what some describe as one of Canada’s best winter parties. This event combines the breathtaking mountain scenery with local cuisine paired with delicious wines for an event no wine enthusiast will want to miss. Visitors from around Canada come to annual events like this one and so much so many events are already sold out.

      “The Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival is truly a quintessential British Columbia Festival to start your new year,” said Okanagan Wine Festivals Society General Manager Blair Baldwin.

      Tourism Sun Peaks Media specialist said “This year, we are looking forward to the inclusion of three of Kamloops’ newest wineries as well as guests discovering our new and challenge terrain in-between some of the exciting new events and traditional favourites.”

      “This is a great opportunity to showcase what Kamloops has to offer now. We are a destination worth coming to,” said Privato Winery Proprietor Debbie Woodward who runs the vineyard with her husband John. She is excited to see Kamloops become a destination for wine enthusiasts.

      Packages and tickets are still available but selling fast so potential attendees are encouraged to register now at their website.

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