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Anna Jacyszyn and the Jazz Café Presents  Jazz at the KAS, Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays August 13-29 Doors open at 6pm – Main Act 8pm – Last Set 10pm The Cool ‘HotSpot’ for like-minded jazz lovers and ambience seekers Secure your dinner or Table reservation at 250-862-2867 www.kelownaactorsstudio.com $20 or $10 after 10pm. Membership inquiries through fabulousPR@gmail.com or call 250-763-6141 $60 unlimited entry.  

Lone Willow Wine Jellies winejelly.ca Artisan beer and wine jellies custom made for your special event or wine shop! Call Ric and Shelagh Stacey at 1-866-946-1803 ______ Strictly Cellars & Accessories Wine Care Specialists Wine cellars from 50 to 500 bottles, wine racking and cooling systems, wine accessories and glassware. Call John at 250-448-7225 or 1-866-396-7225 www.strictlycellars.com ______ 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery – Comox Valley www.40knotswinery.com ______ DISCOVER NARAMATA! Taste the good life, Stay & Play! discovernaramata.com or pickup your collectable Naramata Road Map today at visitor centers or local businesses.   ____ Soup Sisters & Broth Brothers…

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Judie has redefined biscotti, meaning twice baked cookie, by crafting local ingredients harvested in the fall from the Meadow Vista Farm and friends backyard gardens. A staple food of the Roman Legions as it has a long shelf life, it is traditionally served with a drink into which the cookie is dunked (Vin Santo, a dessert wine found in Italy) we love to pair it with Ostara and Libra for a yummy treat in the afternoon or wrapped in parchment and given as gifts to friends. Make sure to visit Judie at her new tasting room in Southeast Kelowna! Judie…

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Strawberry Pie Submitted by Krause Berry Farms & Winery What a delightful way to celebrate summer and beloved local berries. Krause Berry Farms is a berry wonderland offering almost every berry you can imagine. Read more about this destination farm online. Ingredients • 2 (8 inch) pie shells, baked • 2 1/2 quartsfresh strawberries • 1 cup white sugar • 2 tablespoons cornstarch • 1 cup boiling water •1 (3-oz) package strawberry flavored gelatin   Method: In a saucepan, mix together the sugar and cornstarch; make sure to blend cornstarch in completely. Add boiling water, and cook over medium heat…

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Nature has bestowed beauty and benefit to every wine growing region in the Okanagan Valley, but few are as blessed as the Naramata Bench. Located on the southeast shore of Lake Okanagan, between the village of Naramata and the City of Penticton, this small 15-kilometre plateau is a marvel of agricultural elegance and dramatic vistas. But there is more to the Naramata Bench than pastoral beauty. The area is also renowned for its remarkable terroir. Here a wide range of Vitis vinifera grape varieties thrive in diverse soils and near perfect growing conditions, which helps explain the concentration of so many renowned wineries…

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The year’s hottest—and edgiest—wine labels are not a cover-up for mediocre wines. Au contraire, mes amis. Inside the bottles of Lost Inhibitions red and white blends is yet more proof that Church & State Wines are among the best in the country. With 5 awards for Best Canadian Red since 2009 and 3 more for Best White Blend since 2012, and scores as high as 95 from Decanter, the brain trust at Church and State could have rested on their laurels and savoured the sweet smell of success. But with maturing vineyards and a string of great vintages allowing the…

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“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”  –Hans Christian Anderson When Gitta Pederson moved to Naramata in 1993, she helped establish the Poplar Grove winery hands on, from taking down the existing apple orchard with a chainsaw, to planting and tending the vines. Today, she’s still hands on with six acres of her own vineyard where two acres of Pinot Gris, two of Merlot and two of Cabernet Franc are sold to Lock & Worth and Laughing Stock Wineries. In those early days it was difficult to make a living, but a passion…

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A lot of the thought that owners Curtis Krouzel and Sheri-Lee Turner-Krouzel put into planning 50th Parallel Estate Winery revolved around Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. So it’s little wonder that these wines receive much of the attention in the vineyard and in the cellar. The vineyards were oriented so as to provide shade to Pinot Noir clusters (which are particularly susceptible to sun damage) at the hottest time of day in the summer. Winemaker Grant Stanley has been famously enamored with the variety and brings a considerable amount of knowledge to 50th Parallel’s top wine as well as the other…

Pilgrim and Pearl

Once you’ve experienced Kelowna’s Pilgrim & Pearl, you may subscribe to the sentiment expressed by author Nelson DeMille, who said, “We’re all pilgrims on the same journey – but some pilgrims have better road maps.” The team at The Revival Group – a collection of exemplary eating and drinking establishments in which Pilgrim & Pearl is a shiny facet – clearly has found the path to procure the finest epicurean gems. Launched as the Okanagan’s first oyster bar with a central shuck-and-steam station and extensive fresh seafood focus, it caters to the carnivore in your group with blackboard butcher-cuts features-of-the-day.…