FITZ WINE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AFTER WILDFIRE

Gordon Fitzpatrick, President of Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, is pleased to report that the winery is now open after being closed for three days due to the Mount Eneas wildfire. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the firefighters who safeguarded our property. Both the winery and vineyard are remarkably unscathed despite our close…

The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – vote for your ‘Best of’ with Wines of British Columbia!

The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – a crowd-sourced online survey curated by the BC Wine Institute launches today inviting the public to vote on their favourite BC wine experiences from specific “Best of” categories related to BC wine and food tourism. From Monday, July 23 through August 17, the Best of…

Quails’ Gate receives National Wine Awards of Canada GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE Awards

  GOLD Dry Riesling This vintage is another classic example of a Quails’ Gate Riesling. It is crisp, dry and refreshing with wonderfully balanced acidity. True Riesling lovers will appreciate this wines cellaring potential which will allow the acids to soften over time and integrate with the rich Riesling flavours. The wine is dry, vibrant…

Four Seasons Resort Whistler’s Patio Camper is the Most Stylish Locale for Summer Drinks Retro Camper Inspires Comfort, Relaxation, Conversations

Four Seasons Resort Whistler has launched a picture perfect Patio Camper for the summer season. Distinctly local, the Patio Camper will be serving up craft beers, sangria and local ciders all summer long in the Resort’s gorgeous outdoor courtyard. Handcrafted in Vancouver suburb, Port Moody in 1965, the cute-as-button retro camper takes guests on a…

Chefs’ Table Society of BC Takes a Stand Against Farmed Atlantic Salmon

Chefs ‘walk the talk’ with a wild salmon event August 25 While you likely have heard of their signature events in Vancouver, (the Spot Prawn Festival, the Curry Cup and more) the Chefs’ Table Society (CTS) is the organization in the background making these events and other things happen.   A non-profit organization since 2004,…

A Wine-Tasting Room Like No Other: This summer at CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Okanagan winery pours the most coveted Chardonnay and Merlot from Canada amid stunning hilltop views in its architecturally inspired tasting room – the art of winemaking and architecture joined as one.   Since the release of its first bottles in 2015, CheckMate Artisanal Winery has established a reputation as the most acclaimed new winery in…

Liquidity Wines 2016 Equity and 2016 Dividend Now Available!

2016 Equity Pinot Noir It’s finally here – our 2016 Pinot Noir Equity ($56/bottle) is now available. This age-worthy Pinot has an elegant nose with aromas of ripe red berries, black cherry, violets, red plum and a hint of earthiness. Bright acidity and ripe velvety tannins open up to layered flavours of black cherry, raspberry,…

Celebrate the Best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada August 3-6, 2018 at the Filberg Festival

The Filberg Festival has always been known for featuring exceptional Canadian talent when it comes to entertainment. Headliners over the long weekend include: Michael Kaeshammer, The Paperboys, Dustin Bentall, Roy Forbes, R&B Allstars and The Boom Booms.  Visit http://filbergfestival.com/the-festival/entertainment/  for the full line up.  Performances take place on the Comox Rotary Stage and Peninsula Co-op…

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…

VALLEA LUMINA TRANSFORMS WHISTLER INTO A MULTIMEDIA WONDERLAND

The Adventure Group and Moment Factory partner  on a multimedia night walk experience   This summer, magical nights await visitors to Whistler at Vallea Lumina, a groundbreaking experience that will bring Cougar Mountain’s old-growth forest to life. Created by Montreal-based Moment Factory, and brought to Whistler by The Adventure Group, this multimedia experience invites guests into an enchanting universe,…

Celebrate the Best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada August 3-6, 2018

The Filberg Festival has always been known for featuring exceptional Canadian talent when it comes to entertainment. Headliners over the long weekend include: Michael Kaeshammer, The Paperboys, Dustin Bentall, Roy Forbes, R&B Allstars and The Boom Booms.  Visit http://filbergfestival.com/the-festival/entertainment/  for the full line up.  Performances take place on the Comox Rotary Stage and Peninsula Co-op…

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…

Make YEW seafood + bar at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Your Summer’s Locale

Summer Seafood Boils, Tantalus Takeover, Seasonal Sangria and Updated Aperitivo Hour Offerings Summer is forecasted to be a scorcher and  YEW seafood + bar is ready to sizzle with a delicious lineup of summer events at  Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Celebrate the season with YEW’s Summer Seafood Boil Series, summer sangria and a total Tantalus…

Cathay Pacific’s first Airbus A350-1000 comes home to Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s first Airbus A350-1000 comes home _______________________________________________________     Aircraft is the catalyst for Cathay Pacific to launch new destinations and provide an enhanced travel experience   Aircraft is the catalyst for Cathay Pacific to launch new destinations and provide an enhanced travel experience Eight of these aircraft will be delivered this year with…

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…