Allison Markin

Okanagan Taste: Time to explore brunch

Spring brunch or two is a good way to ease into the cornucopia of good eats coming our way soon

Okanagan Taste: Snow and wine combine for a good time

Over the course of the winter, most area ski hills feature libations and food events.

Okanagan Taste: Canadian chefs converge on the Okanagan

Allison Markin is the food and libations columnist for the Penticton Western News.

Okanagan Taste: Drink more Canadian wine this year

Allison Markin is the food and libations columnist for the Penticton Western News.

Okanagan Taste: Gift guide for the wine lover and foodie in your life

A nice selection of gift ideas for the booklover, foodie or imbiber on your list.

Okanagan Taste: The end of harvest and the start of winter

Winemakers and their “cellar rats” have a chance to enjoy a break and a beer, if not now, then soon.

Markin: Oliver winery has three decades of innovation

Oliver winery saw an opportunity to not only be energy efficient, but to give consumers a chance to see solar energy in action.

Markin: Gear up for the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

Tis the season to plan your schedule for the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, which begins Sept. 29 and runs to Oct. 9.

MARKIN: Time to fall for harvest in the South Okanagan

There’s always a day sometime in September when suddenly, it’s fall.

Markin: How do you judge good taste?

Judging food and wine competitions is not as easy as it looks.