Sweetheart Pairings in Lake Country


I seriously can’t think of anything more romantic then a day-trip to BC Wine Country to enjoy tastings, stroll the vineyards and enjoy quality time with your loved wine.

This weekend, the Scenic Sip wineries of Lake Country have made it so easy for you to do just that!

Each of the 6 participating wineries are offering a special wine pairing experience along with tastings. And, in lieu of tasting fees, wineries are accepting donations for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The event is happening on February 9 and 10 from 11am-4pm. Participating wineries include:

  • Ancient Hill
  • Blind Tiger Vineyards
  • The Chase *brand new, plan for lunch here
  • Ex Nihilo
  • 50th Parallel *renovated tasting room, a must stop in our books!
  • Gray Monk
  • Intrigue Wines * don’t forget to pick up a bottle of “I Do” bubbles for later

Go Haywire with Pink Bub this Valentine’s Day


It’s not only that time of year to celebrate love, it’s time to have fun; and fun starts with Haywire Sparkling Rose!

In high demand from both the wine-loving public and restaurants, the famous Pink Bub and its companion Baby Bub sparkling rose return, in time for Valentine’s Day. Topped with a crown cap, these premium bubbles are ready to be popped and festivities can unfold.

Flavours of strawberry and zippy citrus, carried by the delicate mousse of the bubbles, makes this wine great on its own, to start your meal, with a cheese course or with bready pastries.

Available year-round, Haywird’s rose sparkling wines are created by Okanagan Crush Pad’s sparkling wine winemaker, Lynzee Schatz. Lynzee creates Pink Bub and Baby Bub by adding a few drops of red wine to the dosage as the wine is capped.

Until this year, the Pink Bub and Baby Bub have been sold as a one-time annual release. While pre-Valentine’s Day will remain the annual release date, the winery has sourced more grapes and added more spakling wine equipment and commencing 2019, Pink Bub and Baby Bub will be available all year round!

Winemaker Lynzee says the wine has notes of strawberry tart, tangy lemon and bright and fresh pure red apple.

Be sure to pick up a bottle to toast this Valentine’s Day!