Kitchen party shakes up Chef Meets BC Grape wine tastings

The wine will be flowing at the ChefMeetsBCGrape signature tasting. Sarah England photo.

The wine will be flowing at the ChefMeetsBCGrape signature tasting. Sarah England photo.

The grape harvest has started in British Columbia’s Okanagan region, and that means it’s time to get in the sip-and-swirl spirit. You don’t have to visit the vineyards themselves: just grab a tasting glass at ChefMeetsBCGrape in Vancouver and dive in.

The annual fundraiser for the Arts Club Theatre Company happens from September 17 to 23 this year. As you might have guessed by the name ChefMeetsBCGrape, food and wine from British Columbia are intimately intertwined.

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Kitchen party shakes up Chef Meets BC Grape wine tastings

Smart Phone App for Exploring BC’s Wineries

Any other wine lovers had this problem?   You’re enjoying a great day of wine tasting in the Okanagan, hopscotching from one fantastic vineyard to the next.  But after the fifth or sixth stop – for whatever reason, wink wink – your memory gets a bit hazy.  Where exactly was that charming little winery that the concierge at the hotel recommended?  Did they offer free tastings?  And how late was it open?

If you’ve ever run into this little dilemma, you’ll be a big fan of Wine Tripper, B.C. edition.   This handy app for the iPhone and iPad has been around for a while now.   But recent updates and a growing base of users make it more useful than ever.

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Smart Phone App for Exploring BC’s Wineries