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We're in the height of summer which means that by now, most of summer's seasonal bounty are at their peak. Gorgeous fruits, sensational squashes, fresh veg, seafood, and even certain meats are all at their flavourful best – all the excuse you need to get a little more cooking done. Naturally, this calls for a glass or two of wine! Generally speaking, you'll want to keep your wines light and bright for your summer dishes. Steer towards refreshing sippers to enjoy while the sun's blazing. Ease into the gentle warmth of the evening with something as fragrant as the blossoms whose sweet aromas are caught on the wind.

Longer days, shorter nights, and seemingly endless hours of sunshine. That's right! Summer has arrived and it's time to fire up the grill. Round up your nearest and dearest for a backyard barbecue bash – we can't think of a better way to put that extra bit of daylight to good use. Although many of us might be tempted to reach for a beer when we're grilling up a feast, there are some seriously fantastic wine and BBQ pairings you should be trying this summer. We've curated a list of some of our favourite pairings for classic barbecue fare to inspire your next grill-fest. Barbecuing meatier fish like salmon

Today, the bulk of grape varieties that crop up in Okanagan Valley's vineyards are a wide representation of familiar international varieties like Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and more. But as a discerning fan of the region's wines, you'll probably have seen other names like Vidal Blanc or Marechal Foch on wine labels. These varieties are known as hybrids and for many decades, they dominated Okanagan's vineyards. But what are hybrids and why are they important to Okanagan Valley's winemaking legacy? Join us as we take a look. Most grapes used in wine production come from the species vitis vinifera. Hybrid grapes are born by crossing v. vinifera and other

Why You Need to Drink More Sparkling Wine Birthdays, anniversaries, New Year's Eve. Most folks tend to save their bottles of sparkling wine for life's big moments. There's nothing wrong in stashing the bubbles away for a big day, but if you leave sparkling wine on the shelf as an occasion wine, you're missing out. Yes, sparkling wine is special. Those few extra steps that winemakers take to put the bubble in your bubbly elevate any get-together or tête-à-tête from the ordinary. Nothing beats the prickle of your taste buds as the bubbles pop and the thirst-quenching acidity revitalizes your palate. There are plenty of excuses to drink more