Field Notes #12: Spirits of Christmas... on the Mountain with Kettle Valley Steakhouse
Alex Kagel, Sommelier and Maitre D' of Kettle Valley Steakhouse has developed Big White Resort's most sophisticated cocktail list on the hill. Here's a sneakpeak of the menu. Make your way up for a spirits-ual experience this holiday season. Alex Kagel runs his buiness 21C Mobile Cocktail Bar during the summer season for the ultimate craft cocktail experience at your event, be it a wedding or any other special event that deserves some celebratory imbibing.
Now here's the spirits, from Fancy to Refreshed and complete with Canadian Classics..
Field Notes #11: Fall For Me
Cabbage on its way in to fall
As inspired as I am by Spring's awakenings, I am moved by Fall's transformations...
Field Notes #10: Thanksgiving: The Gleaners of Oliver
This Thanksgiving I want to give thanks for a very special organization and the work it does.
A few weeks ago, Tony Munday of Oliver Tourism ( and OOWA- Oliver Osoyoos Wineries Association) hosted a few of us local media to visit some lesser known and very very awesome Oliver destinations. We began the warm and sunny fall day taking part in Tony's newly coined "Volun-Tourism" at Okanagan Gleaners.
Field Notes #9: 5 TIPS for the WestJet Wine Tasting... Plan A Route!
For the unprepared, going to the Westjet Wine Tasting event, the kickoff consumer tasting of the Okanagan Fall Wine Fest is like arriving off a plane in Kelowna with your canapé plate-come-wine glass holder, expecting the best to arrive on said plate and best glass of wine to slide in to the little wine sling on the side of said plate. It's not going to happen! You need to plan a route.
Field Notes #8: Garagiste North Wine Festival - The Small Guys to Find
Last Sunday, September 27, 20 odd small wineries (those that produce under 1000 cases - fyi that is really small) came together in Kelowna at The Laurel Building for Garagiste North, The Small Guys Wine Festival.
Field Notes #7: Al Fresco Dining through the Four Seasons - A Checklist
For the adventurous romantics, for the food lovers, and picnicers, here is your complete checklist for dining out-of-doors... Anywhere you ever dreamt of. Don't save the experience for your wedding day. Just do it now, and do it in any season of the year. Heres how---
Field Notes #6: Al Fresco for All Seasons - Summerlandia 2015
Don't let the season change fool you. Al Fresco is on, 12 months a year. It's primal - eating outside is always a pleasure. It connects you, it inspires. Skiers, just think, what is greater than a burger campfire-side at the ski resort? Ice fishermen, outdoorsmen, I ask, what beats a beer with the boys (and ladies too) around the fire? Not much.
Field Notes #5: Loewen does Gypsy Jazz
Woody Allen movies, Paris, Mimosas, French 75's, Saint Germain des Pres, sounds and images from the time of Duke Ellington. These things come to mind for me the moment I hear the tones of a Django Reinhardt jazz tune played out on a Selmer-Maccaferri Guitar. That's a world of awesome to me. But to you it may just be an enjoyable new sound for your event. And that is my point here in this Field Note...