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Harvest Season at CheckMate

  Winemaker Phil McGahan and the CheckMate Team are well into the 2017 Harvest and Vintage.  We have begun with Chardonnay from our eastern vineyards on Osoyoos Lake Bench and Black Sage Bench which will become Capture, Knight’s Challenge and Little Pawn.  Our grapes are hand-picked at night, chilled, hand sorted and gently pressed to preserve the quality of the…

Upper Bench Winery receives its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for BC Wine 

  Naramata Bench chardonnay wins prestigious accolade    Upper Bench Winery and Creamery is thrilled to welcome the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, to its winery on the picturesque Naramata Bench this Thursday, September 14, to receive its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia wines.     One of…

Museum of Vancouver Explores Our City’s Turbulent History of Protests with

  – City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism – Drawing from the Photo Collection of the Vancouver Sun and The Province, this Immersive Exhibition Revisits Moments of Action, Transformation & Detonation   The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) examines our city’s rich history of protest demonstrations with City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism, a…

NEW BEER HALL AND RESTAURANT CONCEPT ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’ TO OPEN IN VANCOUVER’S FRASERHOOD THIS SEPTEMBER

  Latest Addition to Gooseneck Hospitality’s Expanding Restaurant Roster Features 150 Seats, Wrap-Around Patio, Casual Fare and Local Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktails Exclusively On Tap   Vancouver’s Gooseneck Hospitality — the team behind such award-winning restaurants as Wildebeest, Bufala and Lucky Taco — is set to unveil a brand-new casual dining and beer hall…

FALL TREATS from Beaucoup Bakery

  New and classic autumn pastries now available at Beaucoup Bakery   Step into fall with the return of classic favourites and new autumn-spiced pastries at Beaucoup Bakery & Café (2150 Fir Street). Returning treats include the pyramid-shaped Pumpkin Tart and decadent Apple Pie Croissant, while the latest creations by co-owner and head pastry chef…

Walk For Reconciliation

  On September 24th, 2017, Reconciliation Canada and the City of Vancouver are hosting the Walk for Reconciliation and the Reconciliation Expo, the third signature event for Canada 150+.   In 2013, Reconciliation Canada hosted the first Walk for Reconciliation, bringing 70,000 people together for the first event of its kind. We are hoping for another…

The Vancouver Chopin Society Launches Momentous 20th Anniversary Season with Vancouver Premiere: – Maria Pomianowska and her Folk Band – 

Poland’s Acclaimed Ethno Music Master Retraces Chopin’s Influences and Imagines Composer’s Cross-Cultural Inspirations   The Vancouver Chopin Society (Chopin Society) proudly opens its milestone 20th anniversary season with Maria Pomianowska and her Folk Band in A Journey into Chopin’s musical inspiration, October 14, 3 pm & 7:30 pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. This two-part performance begins…

Black Hills Estate Winery announces new ownership

  Andrew Peller Limited announced today that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% of Black Hills Estate Winery and Gray Monk Estate Winery and has entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100% of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, for a combined purchase price of $95 million. The three estate VQA wineries in British…

Hockey Fans Score Big on Flavour

  TIME Winery announced as Official Wine Partner to the Calgary Flames   TIME Winery is pleased to announce its partnership with the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation and South by Southwest Wine Imports of Calgary. This partnership is exciting for all organizations as it combines an offering of exclusive Okanagan wine to Flames fans…

A TOAST TO LIQUIDITY WINES’ AWARD-WINNING PINOT NOIRS

  Okanagan Falls winery earns two awards in global Pinot competition    Liquidity Wines is raising a glass to their most recent wine world wins. The winery’s flavourful 2015 Pinot Noir Estate and 2014 Pinot Noir Equity have earned silver medals at the renowned Mondial des Pinots, the only global competition dedicated entirely to wines…

Halifax duo given once-in-a-lifetime opportunity through The Obakki Foundation’s ‘Live With a Purpose’ campaign 

  Karen & Chris Ricketts heads off to Cameroon for a life-changing mission this November   After months of hard work and fundraising by 10 dedicated teams across the globe, Obakki Foundation is thrilled to announce the winners of its annual Live With a Purpose campaign. Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Karen and Chris Ricketts have earned a life-changing, philanthropic…

Italian Master Class Series Fall Session – Culture of Italian Cuisine from North to South

  I was fortunate to have been invited to attend the first of five Italian Master Class Series Fall Session Culture of Italian Cuisine from North to South courtesy of The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West. With thanks to Chef Giovanni for the comprehensive detail of the evening.   CHEFS CHEF GIOVANNI TRIGONA AND LADY…

FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE TO CO-HOST LATE SUMMER HARVEST DINNER AT SALT SPRING ISLAND’S FOXGLOVE FARM, SEPTEMBER 30

    Chefs David Gunawan and Mark Perrier Prepare Family-Style Dinner, Share Stage with Noted Author and Organic Farming Pioneer Michael Ableman   Two award-winning Vancouver restaurants will join forces to spotlight one of their favourite farm-to-table suppliers when Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan and Osteria Savio Volpe Chef/Co-owner Mark Perrier host a Late Summer Harvest Dinner…

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