Tinhorn Creek Vineyards wins Double Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition 

  2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red awarded top accolade and 94pts     Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is proud to announce that its 2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red has been awarded a Double Gold designation by the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC). Reserved for the finest wines in the world, the Double Gold rating comes…

Magnolia Hotel & Spa named #1 City Hotel in Canada in the  Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey

  Readers of prestigious US travel magazine vote boutique Victoria hotel as best in Canada     Magnolia Hotel & Spa is thrilled to be named #1 City Hotel in Canada, as voted for by Travel  +  Leisure 2017 readers, with an overall score of 93.69. Every year the readers of Travel + Leisure, the largest travel magazine…

2017 JESSIE AWARD WINNER ROHIT CHOKHANI LAUNCHES “PROJECT SAT”

  INITIATIVE KICKS OFF WITH FREE WORKSHOPS THIS SUMMER AT JIM GREEN HOUSE STUDIO   Award-winning producer, director, cultural leader and recipient of the 2017 Jessie Award for Significant Artistic Achievement (Large Theatre), Rohit Chokhani, is pleased to announce the launch of Project SAT (South Asian Theatre) – an initiative aimed at creating a network for…

“Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina

  Move over Tofino there’s a fresh and renewed Resort in town that offers the traveller the best of the West Coast experience. Your vacation can be an all inclusive package that you pick and choose; tailored to your specific wants and needs at the Tofino Resort and Marina. “As you wind through Pacific Rim…

Taste BC’s Liquid Gold in Ontario

  McWatters Collection announces that its gold medal-winning 2014 Chardonnay (488536 / $30.95), is available in limited quantities through the LCBO. Just 500 cases were made of the award-winning wine. It was honoured with a gold medal at the prestigious 24th annual Chardonnay du Monde wine competition, one of only three Canadian wines to win. The McWatters namesake wines are…

Matt Dumayne named in Western Living’s  Top 10 Foodies of the year

Okanagan Crush Pad winemaker  helping to reshape the way Western Canadians eat and drink.  Matt Dumayne has been named one of Western Living’s 2017 Top 10 Foodies of the year.  The shortlist shines a spotlight on the up-and-coming Western-Canada-based food and drink enthusiasts who are leading the way in our culinary landscape. Okanagan Crush Pad chief…

Judging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

  I was lucky enough to be invited to judge at this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards, held at Government House in Victoria. These wine awards, established in 2003, by then Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, are designed to recognize excellence in wine making. Unlike other competitions, there are no bronze, silver or gold medals handed…

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship announced two Vancouver finalists 

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar’s Connor Sperling and Solomon Mason of La Bussola secure two top spots in regional heat   The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship is proud to announce Connor Sperling of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar and Solomon Mason of Kelowna’s La Bussola as the finalists of 2017’s Vancouver Regional Heat, both of whom will move…

LIQUIDITY WINES TOASTS BIG WINS AT TWO GLOBAL WINE COMPETITIONS

  The team at Liquidity Wines is celebrating two new additions to their awards shelf granted by the industry’s most prestigious wine excellence programs. In the last month, the winery’s 2015 Chardonnay Estate and 2015 Pinot Noir Estate received top honours in the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine & Spirit Competition,…

Twenty Four hours at Tulalip Resort Casino – luxurious accommodation

  Twenty- four hours of blissful relaxation, decadent dining, sumptuous surroundings and top rate entertainment at Tulalip Resort Casino. Easily one of my favourite getaway spots, I had an opportunity to experience a bit more of the resort than I had in previous trips. Tulalip Resort Casino makes a terrific spot if you’re thinking play-cation, stay-cation, quick unplanned…