What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

  What’s your BC Wine Country Story? THE SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY The Similkameen Valley is a pristine stretch of vineyards, set amongst the dramatic backdrop of rugged and awe-inspiring mountains. Considered the “organic capital of Canada”, the area is known for small farms and producers dedicated to creating quality produce, delectable foods, and award-winning wines. Due…

The Making of Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine Documentary – Interview with Rudi Goldman – Michael Madrigale New York City Sommelier

“This project was going to be, and ended up being one of the greatest professional challenges in my video production career.” – Rudi Goldman – Producer/Director/Videographer WHEN DID YOU START WORKING ON THE FILM? We began shooting Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine in November 2012. Shot in stages, the film was completed in…

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? THE GULF ISLANDS Nestled in the Georgia Strait which separates Vancouver Island from the mainland, and connected by a network of small ferries, the Gulf Islands are BC’s newest geographical indication (GI).  The islands – Salt Spring, Pender, Saturna, Quadra, Hornby, Denman, Thetis –  are home to 13 wineries,…

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? VANCOUVER ISLAND BC Is a Province rich in spectacular views, extraordinary flavours and memorable stories. On Vancouver Island, grape winemaking really began after a provincial government-funded trial – the Duncan Project – identified Pinot Gris, Auxerrois and Ortega as promising varieties for this unique seaside environment. Vancouver Island is…

SIDECUT Bar at Four Seasons Resort Whistler Named One of the World’s Best by Tales of the Cocktails Spirited Awards

Enjoy an Elevated Summer Bar Experience with Signature Cocktails + Outdoor Patio Camper   Indoors or out, summer at  SIDECUT Bar is a delicious, fun and award-winning experience. SIDECUT bar was recently ranked within the top-ten for the Best Restaurant Bar for The Americas category by Tales of the Cocktails Spirited Awards. Click here to read the full…

FEAST OF FIELDS BOASTS SOME OF THE BEST FOOD & DRINK OF BC

Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual local food celebration and fundraiser, highlighting the contribution local chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, fishers, food artisans, vintners, brewers and distillers make to our local economy. It emphasizes how they are connected to the land, support the regional economy, and create the most delicious local, seasonal and sustainable flavours BC has to offer. 2018 marks the 10th Anniversary of Feast…

Araxi Restaurant’s Longtable Dinner Tastes of Summer

Spectacular Farm-To-Table Dinner Set to Showcase Flavours of BC   The annual pilgrimage of food and wine aficionados to Pemberton’s North Arm Farm for Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar’s annual Longtable Dinner is about to once again herald a celebration in the field. Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 19th and join Il Caminetto’s Chef de…

Best of BC Wine Country Awards – Visit and Vote and you could be a winner!

Best of BC Wine Country Awards You have just another ten days to cast your vote in the Best of BC Wine Country Awards. There are a number of categories and the excitement is mounting. Who will be the big winners this year? Best BC Sparkling Best BC Rosé Best BC White Wine Best BC…

Best of BC Wine Country and Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery

With so many categories to choose from Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery is bound to be a favourite again this year. Last year Quails’ Gate was a winner in two categories. I wonder which categories BC wine lovers will choose this year?   2017 Best Winery Restaurant Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Family Estate Winery…

Okanagan Falls Wineries Association the second sub-appellation in British Columbia

“Congratulations Okanagan Falls Wineries Association, the second sub-appellation in British Columbia. The other is the Golden Mile Bench near Oliver. Now recognized as a distinct wine-producing area. Changes to the Wines of Marked Quality Regulation mean eligible wineries on the east side of the Okanagan Valley from Vaseux Lake to just north of Shuttleworth Creek…

Vinos Finos de Rioja

It was a sunny Monday in April when I headed down to the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on Granville Island to learn more about the Spanish wines Lopez de Heredia from Maria Vicente. I am going to let the winery explain what they are all about. “Lopez de Heredia – one of the…

HERE’S YOUR ‘CUE: RAILTOWN REVIVES POPULAR SATURDAY ‘TAILGATE’ BARBECUE EVENTS FOR LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THIS AUGUST

Railtown Chefs, Co-Owners Dan Olson and Tyler Day Bring the Heat, Carve the Meat, Hold Court at The Return of Railtown’s Southern-Inspired Barbecue and Streetside Parties     After a two-year hiatus, Railtown Cafe’s perennially sold-out Saturday al-fresco-style Tailgate Barbecues are back for two exclusive events at their original location in the heart of Vancouver’s historic…

COMMERCIAL DRIVE WELCOMES PEPINO’S SPAGHETTI HOUSE

Italian-American inspired “red-sauce joint’ serves up heaping portions of spaghetti and nostalgia in the heart of Little Italy    When Nick Felicella, proprietor of famed “red sauce restaurant” Nick’s Spaghetti House, decided to retire after 62 years in business on Commercial Drive, the team behind Osteria Savio Volpe jumped at the chance to take over…

Tasty Temptations Await at Provence’s Tomato Fest

TOMATOES, TOMAHTOES, POMODORO AND TOMATES ALL CELEBRATE SUMMER FLAVOURS AT PROVENCE’S TOMATO FESTIVAL   Everyone agrees that the tomato is the ultimate summer flavor. “They are the taste of the sun, and remind me of long summer days when I was a child in Provence,” says Provence Marinaside’s Executive Chef Jean Francis Quaglia. Eaten fresh-picked…

Quails’ Gate online exclusive – #PairTheMoment This Summer

#PAIRTHEMOMENT PACKAGE ONLINE EXCLUSIVE OFFER Our wines are made for pairing and sharing. That’s why we decided to put together a special #PairTheMoment package to pair with your summer moments. As a special treat, this special online-only package includes the last of our 2017 Lucy’s Block Rosé! #PairTheMoment Package 2017 Lucy’s Block Rosé | 2017 Orchard Block Gewürztraminer | 2017…

Road 13 Vineyards is Canada’s Top Winery Wine Align’s National Wine Awards Gives Top Billing to the Golden Mile Producer

Fifteen Medal Wins Include Platinum for the 2016 Roussanne  Road 13 Vineyards toasts to the coveted title of #1 Winery in Canada to ten years of consecutive titles as a Top Ten Winery in Canada at the National Wine Awards of Canada which has been managed by Wine Align since 2013. The family-owned winery is elated with…