B.C. Wine Culture

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Consider it a feast for your eyes—and on your plate. From June 15 to 17, the Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos will host the third annual Devour! The Food Film Fest. The tastiest film festival in B.C. might not have the red-carpet celebrities of Toronto or Cannes, but what it offers is even better: a whole weekend of food and wine culture events.

The festival was created in Nova Scotia in 2013 and held its first Okanagan pop-up at the Watermark in 2016. This year, it will showcase the fantastic food scene of both the south Okanagan and Similkameen valleys. Events will include a welcome BBQ, a chowder smackdown between six chefs from B.C., Calgary and Nova Scotia, seminars, wine tours, a long table brunch and, of course, the Saturday evening gala, which features a series of short food films, each one inspiring a celebrity guest chef to create a course that complements it. Food and film will, of course, be paired with Similkameen wines.

Tickets are available for individual events, or you can purchase a weekend package for the whole festival, starting at $369 per person based on quadruple occupancy for two nights’ accommodation. Watermarkbeachresort.com

Vitis is is an indispensable seasonal guide for vintners, sommeliers and weekend imbibers alike that is dedicated to British Columbia’s rapidly evolving wine culture.

Vitis is is an indispensable seasonal guide for vintners, sommeliers and weekend imbibers alike that is dedicated to British Columbia’s rapidly evolving wine culture.

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