There are two experiences you can have at downtown businesses in Moose Jaw that I highly recommend. If you haven’t been, put them on a to-do list because I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy both!
The first is the Oliv Tasting Room. To start, it’s located in the historic and utterly beautiful Grant Hall Hotel. They specialize in olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Oliv carries so many flavours your taste buds will get a work out!
Here you will find some of the best customer service around. The staff knows the product they are selling inside and out and can guide you through a tasting experience to help you find exactly what you are looking for. It should also be mentioned that this Oliv location is the flag ship store for the international franchise!
If you are planning an event, hosting a bridal party or have family visiting, I suggest you make this a stop. If you call ahead and let Charmaine and the staff know they will prepare a wonderful tasting experience. They will walk you through the different varieties of olive oils, moving onto the flavoured versions and mixing in the balsamic vinegars. They will show you how to elevate the simplest of pleasures like your movie night popcorn!
The second business I would like to talk about is Prairie Bee Meadery. Located in a quaint shop on the first block of Main St. this locally owned and operated store will impress from the start.
Just like Oliv, Prairie Bee Meadery will walk you through their products and let you taste test the different varieties of wine mead they carry. So if you’re like me and picking between two things can be a tough task at times, they will help make the process much easier for you!
You can start with their original honey and work your way towards their chocolate strawberry port wine. Each different flavour is unique on its own, with some of the fruit coming straight off their own farm. This hyper-local product is sure to impress and makes an excellent gift.
If wine isn’t your thing, try the honey. Made from their very own bees this product is so special in its own right. Their bees were even featured on The Amazing Race Canada. Along with the honey you will find other products from local breweries and interesting items like flavoured salts.
If this cold weather is making you stir crazy like everyone in my house, get out and experience these two fantastic stores and everything they have to offer!
See you around,