Our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Quails’ Gate Gewürztraminer

This delightful Summer Sipping recommendation is a full bodied, flavourful, aromatic favourite – Gewürztraminer. This off dry German style wine is often suggested for a pairing with Asian or spicy foods. My personal favourite pairing is with strong flavoured cheeses like French camembert (Saint Albray or similar St. Andre), tomato based antipasti or a black olive…

THIS ISN’T GOODBYE Merchant’s Workshop to host Last Suppers Series at 1590 Commercial Drive

Merchant’s Workshop, a neighbourhood fixture for years on The Drive, is celebrating its final days at 1590 Commercial Drive by hosting a Last Suppers Series until Thursday, August 16, 2018. With culinary ambitions that have simply outgrown their current location, chefs-owners Doug Stephen and Lindsey Mann are actively seeking a new space to reopen their…

Nine Times a Winner: Vanessa Vineyard Collects Honours at Home and Abroad

Three competitions award BC winery with Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze   Acclaimed British Columbia winery Vanessa Vineyard has brought home a combined nine honours from three prestigious international competitions — an exceptional feat for a winery of such relative youth. The 2018 edition of the All Canadian Wine Championships (Canada’s oldest wine competition),…

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT QUAILS’ GATE THIS JULY

Hello Summer!   Summer has officially arrived and we’re excited to welcome you and your guests to the winery this season. Our culinary team, led by Winery Chef Roger Sleiman has been inspired by the bounty of local summer produce entering our kitchen. We’re excited to share all that is happening onsite this month.   Cheers to creating and pairing…

Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Announces Acquisition of BC Winery

Strategic Addition of Backyard Vineyards Transforms Company into a National VQA Wine Producer   Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. (“Diamond Estates” or “the Company”) (DWS-TSX Venture) announced Friday that it has acquired Backyard Vineyards Inc. (“Backyard”) of Langley, British Columbia for $3.0 million in stock, cash and the assumption of some debt. In what is described…

More of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping wines under $20. from Quails’ Gate Winery

Here are the wines we drink when we want to keep to a budget. Our #FavouriteThings include these tasty offerings from Quails’ Gate – all priced under $20.00. These are the wines we drink, enjoy and recommend to our readers. These wines are all available from the Quails’ Gate online store. 2017 Dry Riesling Available: In Stock $16.99…

Take it Outside at H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s Canada D’Eh BBQ Brunch Series

The Westin Bayshore’s upscale-comfort eatery offers something for everyone this holiday weekend H2 Rotisserie & Bar at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, is renowned for its indulgent weekend brunch, featuring unique menu items, a sprawling buffet, signature cocktails, and pressed-to-order juices. And it becomes that much more special this Canada Day long weekend, with the kick-off of its newly introduced…

Nightingale’s summer menu highlights local suppliers through fresh and innovative share plates

B.C. farms, meat and seafood purveyors allow Chef Phil Scarfone to keep dishes simple and flavoursome this summer   Celebrating its second year of business, Nightingale continues to uphold the same food philosophy that it opened its doors with: to keep dishes simple, flavour first, fresh and in a constant state of evolution. In doing…

Road 13 Vineyards Toasts Canada Day with BBQ Friendly Wines and Backyard Farm Recipes

Raise a Glass to Our Great Nation on July 1 with New Vintages Ready for BBQ Festivities Road 13 Vineyards celebrates Canada’s 151st birthday with newly released BBQ friendly wines; 2016 GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) and 2016 Syrah Malbec, along with pairing recipes from the popular Road 13 dinners with Backyard Farm, that will have guests…

Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

The evening started with an excited buzz as guests arrived for the Icons of Wine & Food dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek on Friday, June 22, 2018. Hosted this year by Chef Mark McEwan with emcee Rhys Pender, Master of Wine. Sipping on BC bubbles, two in fact,  Stellar’s Jay Brut 2015 and…

Jim Cuddy and Chantal Kreviazuk Headline The Crush Deck Concert Series at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is pleased to announce that Jim Cuddy and Chantal Kreviazuk will perform on the Crush Deck at their Sparkling wine facility surrounded by vineyards, mountains, and overlooking Okanagan Lake. Juno award winning artist Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo fame, along with Colin Cripps and Anne Lindsay, return to our stage on July 18, 2018…