Style meets substance for La Pentola’s fabulous new look for fall 

  Local art and new seasonal menus celebrate restaurant refresh at Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel Locals and visitors alike are falling in love with La Pentola’s new artistic addition to the Yaletown restaurant’s exterior wall. La Pentola restaurant, situated in the heart of OPUS Hotel, unveils its new logo and menus with a fun and funky…

ONE TO WATCH Lukas Gurtner promoted to Executive Chef at British Columbia’s Relais & Châteaux Sonora Resort

    Sonora Resort, one of Canada’s top wilderness luxury destinations, has a new executive chef leading its talented kitchen team. Vancouver Island native Lukas Gurtner served as sous chef at the award-winning Relais & Châteaux property for the past five years and has a passion for harvesting the local bounty of the Pacific Northwest…

Rearview Mirror glimpse at 13th Naramata Tailgate Party

  Number 13 proved lucky for the Naramata Tailgate Party as tickets sold out in record time and autumn weather cooperated to facilitate another spectacular edition. While the wind whipped up at the beginning, it settled into a gorgeous evening for the not-to-be-missed al fresco event. That’s more than a hint to check http://naramatabench.com/ regularly…

Wines of British Columbia Launch New Seasonal Campaign Explore BC VQA Wine

  The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) is launching its new Explore BC VQA Wine campaign to encourage wine consumers to experience BC’s premium wine touring regions, support local Wines of British Columbia year-round, and enter for an opportunity to win one of three seasonal BC VQA Wine tour experiences. “We are very excited to be…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening September 16 – 23

  Garagiste North Artisan Wine Festival September 18, 2016   VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY PRESENTS SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE #800 SERIES     NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF SIMON BOUCHARD JOINS THE TEAM AT LIQUIDITY BISTRO   Taking orders now: TURKEY TIME: RAILTOWN CATERING ANNOUNCES RETURN OF POPULAR THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGE   SALT OF THE EARTH: THE SALTED VINE…

NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF SIMON BOUCHARD JOINS THE TEAM AT LIQUIDITY BISTRO

  Experienced wine country chef heads up award-winning winery restaurant in Okanagan Falls   Fall brings fresh new ingredients and a new face to the kitchen team at Liquidity Bistro. Executive Chef Simon Bouchard has an experienced approach to wine country cuisine, with a background that includes roles as catering chef at Mission Hill Winery,…

Taste Washington Reaches 20-Year Milestone in 2017

Enter to win Alaska Airlines VIP Taste Washington Sweepstakes for popular epicurean tastings, tours and parties. Taste Washington, Seattle’s premier wine and food festival, celebrates its 20th anniversary March 23-26, 2017. Individual tickets to the festival go on sale December 1, 2016 at www.tastewashington.org. The signature event had a record-breaking year in 2016, drawing more…

Fall in love with Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country at the Wine Capital Festival Weekend October 1 & 2, 2016

  Summer lasts longer in the Okanagan and it’s always wine o’clock in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. Festivities continue this fall with the Wine Capital Festival Weekend on October 1 and 2, 2016. Harvest time is still sunny season for BC’s wine country and three exciting outdoor events celebrate the region’s grapes with feasts, festivals…

Enjoy a “Room with a Boo” at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa 

  Have a spook-tacular time in Canada’s most-haunted city this Halloween Forget the tricks, it’s all about the treats at Magnolia Hotel & Spa this Halloween. Throughout October, Victoria’s leading boutique hotel will be offering guests a frightfully good time with the new Room with a Boo package, from just $219/night*. Guests begin their Halloween…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on September 9 – 16

  Now is the time to enter our Giveaways GIVEAWAY – Vancouver Home + Design Show   TICKET GIVEAWAY Beckon Audiences Away from the Light with – James & Jamesy in the Dark   British Columbia’s Dynamic Women Craft Fundraising Wine for Women’s Education   Give It Up at the Vancouver Fringe Festival   Catch the…

#FridayFavourites a day earlier Long weekend to September 9

  Subsidized Naturopathic Healthcare for Vancouver   Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup   Opera & Arias: The Magic Flute Mondays – August 29 and September 5 at Bard on the Beach • Under the Tents in Vanier Park   Give It Up at the Vancouver Fringe Festival   Catch the Last Sunset…

Fort Berens Part II

Innovative people do innovative things. They are often the first to see potential where others don’t. Rolf de Bruin and Heleen Pannekoek decided they wanted to leave the Dutch corporate world and seek a better lifestyle. They decided on wine making and considered living in France, Eastern Europe, Ontario and the Okanagan. After several trips…

17th Annual “Wine’d Up” Gourmet Dinner & Auction in Support of Whistler Search & Rescue

  Whistler Search and Rescue Society (WSAR) will hold their seventeenth annual gourmet dinner and auction, “Wine’d Up”, on Saturday, October 15th, 2016.  Tickets go on sale on September 1st.   Attendees at this popular event will enjoy an evening of outstanding cuisine prepared by five of Whistler’s renowned chefs. The five-course dinner will be paired…

#FridayFavourites – what to do August 26 – September 2

  Long Awaited Opening of the New R&B Ale & Pizza House   Fall in love with food this autumn at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards   Vancouver’s Best Brunch is at Glowbal at TELUS Garden   THE FAIR AT THE PNE UNVEILS 2016 LINE UP  WITH ALL-NEW PROGRAMMING AND RETURNING FAVOURITES   Vancouver Latin American Film…

Liquidity Wines is proud to be one of the sponsors for the Naramata Bench Charity Home Tour

  Liquidity Wines is proud to be one of the sponsors for the Naramata Bench Charity Home Tour, helping to raise funds to equip the new Patient Care Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital. Penticton-based builders Ritchie Custom Homes are partnering with several top local wineries for a breathtaking Naramata Bench Charity Home Tour with all…

Fort Berens Part I

  OK, I am well acquainted with Fort Berens wines and have been a big fan pretty much since they opened, however I have never visited the winery before and have heard great things about the building and their restaurant so it was time for a visit.   After a scenic drive through Whistler and…

The Vancouver Mural Festival

Art takes over this summer! Vancouver’s biggest celebration of public art is happening this Saturday, August 20th. Local and international artists will be creating 35+ brand new permanent murals all along Main Street between Prior St and 16th Ave. Art, music and community events will take place throughout the day including public markets and a street…