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Yvonne Turgeon

A published columnist and features contributor, our publisher Yvonne Turgeon has an editorial career spanning three decades. She loves writing, wine and all things Okanagan (but hasn't given up her Rider green). She is the founder of Thompson Okanagan Trends Magazine and new publisher of Orchard & Vine Magazine. Subscribe to the print magazines.
Celebrate fall with gold medal wines

Celebrate fall with gold medal wines

From North to South, here’s my curated list of not-to-be-missed gems for those touring and wanting to add age-worthy vintages to their cellars before some wine shops close for the season. All these exceptional wines have earned gold medals, a nod to their excellence, from the expert wine judges at Thompson Okanagan Trends Magazine Top BC Wine Awards.

Masterclass unveils the secrets of bold reds 

Masterclass unveils the secrets of bold reds 

I don’t often get my science on. But take me down to the wine cellar and present me with glasses and beakers, and I can channel my inner winemaker.

I’ve travelled down to the Naramata Bench and wound my way up the steep slope towards Laughing Stock Vineyards. I head to the cellar to meet winemaker Sandy Leier and delve deeply into the art of blending wine.

Of Angels and Wine

Of Angels and Wine

An old European legend tells of the magic of the wine cellars in the dark of night. Late after harvest, after the wine has been aging in barrels and evening comes, the angels descend from heaven to visit the cellar and take their “angel’s share.” While ancient tales...