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Quails’ Gate Releases 25th Anniversary Wines

  Quails’ Gate Winery is pleased to announce the release of a new series of wines made to honour its 25th anniversary. The wines, which include a Chardonnay, a Pinot Gris, a Pinot Noir and a Syrah, were made in very limited quantities and will be available for purchase starting Friday September 12th only at…

Blue Grouse Winery is a Must-Visit this Fall

  Vancouver Island’s Pioneering Vineyard Awaits   The Story:   When visiting Vancouver Island, its unique and beautiful wineries are on a must-see list, with Blue Grouse Estate Winery leading the way. This September, Blue Grouse celebrates local wine and food at the Savour Cowichan festival, with complimentary tastings at the winery from Sept 26 to…

Metro Vancouver Celebrates Canada-Wide Culture Days

  More Than 200 Free Events Throughout the Region   Metro Vancouver residents will join thousands of other Canadians in celebrating this year’s Culture Days, September 26 through 28. More than 200 free, interactive activities are planned throughout Metro Vancouver (see community highlights link below), inviting everyone to get involved with culture, heritage, the arts…

Twelfth Annual VLAFF Opening Weekend Reaches Record-Breaking Attendance

This past long weekend marked the debut of the twelfth annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF), the largest festival of Latin American cinema in Canada. This year’s audience response has been unprecedented as the festival reached record-breaking attendance. The festival’s activities kicked off on August 28 with the opening film LION’S HEART by Marcos…

Vancouver Foodster presents the Fish and Chips Challenge

This is our first Fish and Chips Challenge featuring 7 restaurants in Vancouver, Langley and North Vancouver, that runs from September 4-26, 2014. The interpretation of fish and chips takes on different meanings in many cultures and you will find several variations in the fish and chip creations the chefs have entered into this challenge…

Slow Fish Canada Mystery Chefs Dinner

Mystery Chefs Host ‘Slow Fish’ Dinner  Well known chefs cook together to raise awareness for sustainable seafood   Lovers of seafood and social times are alerted to mark their calendars. On September 27 the inaugural Slow Fish Canada Mystery Chefs Dinner kicks off at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA), and like-minded Vancouverites will…

An esteemed line-up of Canada’s top culinary talent unites for distinctive gala dinner

   Inspiring tomorrow’s culinary stars and raising funds for the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship   A true all-star line up of Canada’s most revered chefs will assemble to judge the second annual Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition in Vancouver this month. When judging duties are over, the celebrity chefs will join forces in the kitchen to cook a special six-course…

Tasting Plates West Van on September 23

  Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Ambleside, Dundarave  and Park Royal neighborhoods in West Vancouver.  This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different…

Summerhill Harvests Organic Chardonnay for Sparkling Wine

BC’s 2014 Wine Grape Harvest Has Begun   Fall has arrived in Osoyoos, BC, delivering a bountiful harvest for Summerhill Pyramid Winery. With a hot and dry summer season, Chardonnay grapes from the certified organic Sekhon Family Vineyard have ripened beautifully with a perfect balance of fresh acidity and flavour expression.   Acheiving organic status in…

La Stella to release La Sophia Cabernet Sauvignon

  La Stella Winery gets set to release their 2011 La Sophia Cabernet Sauvignon in October, 2014.   If there is one wine at La Stella Winery that’s style is among some other regions producing great grapes, it’s their La Sophia Cabernet Sauvignon. This grape does well and reflects those made in Washington State rather…

Sweeten up your 9-5 with September features from Faubourg Paris

  Looking to sweeten up your 9-5? Whether it’s a power breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up you’re seeking, look no further than Faubourg Paris‘ September feature menu to make any day that much better. In addition to September’s feature treats, Faubourg is pleased to introduce an assortment of savoury items to its permanent menu…

MOE’S Home Collection announces expansion of flagship Vancouver store

New showroom will offer chic, expedient shopping experience  starting this fall Interior design devotees, mark your calendars! MOE’S Home Collection, Vancouver, Canada’s top spot for high-style furniture and home décor, today announced a $50,000 expansion of its flagship location’s third floor, including plans to remodel the space into a brand-new retail showroom. Starting this fall, shoppers…

Fashioning Cancer Fundraiser

A Night of Fashion, Art, and Music Supporting Cancer Prevention WHAT: alumni UBC welcomes fashion, art, and music lovers to Fashioning Cancer, a fundraiser in support of the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Centre at UBC. The event is part of Western Living Design Week and will feature the auction of ten exquisite evening gowns…

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