Record turnout & new winner at 10th annual Winemaker’s Cup

  An amateur skiing competition among professional winemakers and winery staff drew record numbers at Big White last weekend. About 70 wine industry staff skied or snowboarded the slalom course at the 10th annual Cellar-Tek Winemaker’s Cup located at Big White’s Lower Speculation run. Penticton’s Pentậge Winery Proprietor and Winemaker Paul Gardner completed the course…

Grandfather of BC Wine Recognized for Contributions to Canada’s Wine Industry

    VanWineFest’s Highest Honour presented to Harry McWatters   The Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award has been presented to Harry McWatters, CEO and president of ENCORE Vineyards Ltd. Hailed as the Okanagan Valley’s great wine pioneer, McWatters, a 50-vintage veteran of the wine industry, has been credited with building…

#DinersChoice The Twenty-two Metro Vancouver Winners :

  The 9th annual Diners’ Choice Awards   Over 38,000 votes help crafted Metro Vancouver’s spotlight-worthy dining guide, with 22 comprehensive categories on a wide variety of regional Chinese and Taiwanese cuisines. Perfectly in time for your year of the Rooster’s dining journey! The six-week long voting period encouraged the public to explore recommendations on…

2017 BC Sommelier of the Year

  My wine background began as a home winemaker, some thirty odd years ago. Years later I trained to be a judge and eventually became the guild master for the BC Guild of Wine Judges. After retiring from teaching, I’ve devoted my time to writing and educating about wine, primarily with My Van City. Sometimes…

BOCUSE D’OR 2017

  Glowbal Restaurant Group is proud to support our Culinary Director Chef James Olberg and the Canadian team at Bocuse d’Or 2017 in Lyon, France – happening January 24 and 25. Nowhere else in the world of culinary arts will you find such a concentration of talent, competitive rivalry and exquisite cookery than at Bocuse…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards receives Canada’s Safest Employers Award 2016

  Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in promoting workers’ health & safety Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce that it has received Canada’s Safest Employers Award, 2016 in the Hospitality category. The award recognizes companies from across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers. “We are truly honoured and…

Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge Award Winners 

The 2nd Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge was a great success featuring unique curry creations at restaurants around Vancouver and Mission. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 3-27, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ CEO Sandra Oldfield named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

  Women’s Executive Network celebrates country’s Top 100 female role models   Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce that CEO Sandra Oldfield has been named as a Top 100 award winner in the Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters category of the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women. The 2016 Top…

Vancouver Foodster Burger Challenge Award Winners 

  The Vancouver Foodster 3rd Annual Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring several Burger creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 14-November 6, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based…

November, 2016 at Oyama Sausage Co.

  Oyama is delighted to announce that we are again at the top of the list in Westender’s Best of the City Dining readers’ choice awards.  Thanks to all the readers who voted us GOLD and the #1 choice in the Best Stall at Granville Island category, as well as GOLD for Best Deli.  We…

Langley Store Takes Home Silver Best Speciality Food Store 

   Vancouver readers’ poll recognizes the Fraser Valley Langley’s Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store wins Silver for Best Speciality Food Store in 2016 Best of the City Dining. The Fraser Valley food scene is also rapidly gaining popularity and acclamation with Langley’s Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store (Well Seasoned) winning Silver for Best Speciality Food Store…

Vancouver Foodster Spaghetti Challenge Award Winners 

  The Vancouver Foodster Spaghetti Challenge was a huge success featuring 6 Spaghetti creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their spaghetti creation from October 5-30, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste,…

Magnolia Hotel & Spa shines in the Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards 

#2 Top Hotels in Canada (excluding Vancouver) Victoria’s leading boutique hotel continues to triumph in 2016’s annual international travel awards, this time securing the position of #2 hotel in Canada (excluding Vancouver) in the 29th annual Conde Nast Traveler 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards with a score of 95.93. Moving up from #4 position in the 2015 awards…

#MarketMonday vendor Long Table Distillery BC Långbord Akvavit Named Best in Pacific Northwest.

Long Table Distillery’s Långbord Akvavit is Awarded First Place By Sip Northwest.   The magazine’s 2016 “Best in the Northwest” issue is now hitting newsstands with the announcement of this year’s winners for the region’s top spirits. Long Table Distillery, Vancouver’s first micro-distillery and craft distillers of international award winning small batch gins and seasonal spirits, took first place…

Christophe Bonzon named to prestigious Cacao Barry International Ambassadors Club

  Burnaby’s Christophe Bonzon, owner of Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4717 Hastings Street), was recently appointed to premium French chocolate Cacao Barry’s prestigious International Ambassadors Club. He joins more than 100 pastry chefs and chocolatiers from over 20 countries with this invitation-only honour, and just the fourteenth Canadian. “We can proudly announce, that Christophe Bonzon, high…

SEATTLE HOTEL ASSOCIATION SELECTS THE BARTELL FAMILY AS 2017 “EVENING OF HOPE” GALA HONOREES

The 20th Annual Evening of Hope Gala will be held on February 4, 2017, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Benefiting Mary’s Place  Seattle Hotel Association has selected the Bartell family as the honorees for their 2017 “Evening of Hope” Gala. The Association grants this honor to families and individuals who take a leadership role in the communities…