PASSIONATE AFFAIR LIGHTS UP VANCOUVER’S SOCIAL CALENDAR

  Tickets on sale now for Passions 2017 – an extraordinary evening on Wednesday, September 27th   What are you passionate about?  The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation is passionate about providing compassionate (Latin: ‘with passion’) care at the Dr. Peter Centre for some of the most vulnerable and unwell in our community. In addition to…

#Favourites – what’s on now in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    Villa Eyrie’s Summit Restaurant amongst enRoute’s 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada nominees   MIDDLE EAST MEETS WEST: SUPERBABA OPENS ITS DOORS IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VICTORIA   Chefs’ Table Society returns with food lovers favourite   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD…

Villa Eyrie’s Summit Restaurant amongst enRoute’s 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada nominees

  The ballots are out and Vancouver Island’s Summit Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort (600 Ebadora Lane, Malahat) is honoured to be amongst 30 top nominees for enRoute’s coveted 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada list. The 2,500 square feet, the 80-seat hyper local restaurant is known to deliver West Coast, Italian-inspired coastal cuisine overlooking…

Long Table Dinner at The Westin Bayshore’s H2 Rotisserie & Bar August 16

  Once a month, H2 Rotisserie & Bar set up a 30-seat long table on its beautiful garden terrace and offers guests a five-course dinner, showcasing regional and seasonal ingredients, paired perfectly with select BC wines. On Wednesday, August 16, the Long Table Dinner will feature wines from Okanagan Falls’ Synchromesh, which specializes in Riesling,…

Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

  The Summer Rosé Edition 2016 Rosé (Skaha Vineyard) Kraze Legz Kaleden, BC $19.85 Made from Merlot, this wine is pale salmon coloured with medium-light intensity. Red fruit jumps out of the glass – wild strawberries, Rainer cherries, rhubarb and watermelon. Well balanced with good mouthfeel. The flavours follow the nose. A medium-plus finish. This…

Wines of South Africa: Creating the Blend

  The South African wine industry has come a long way since 1994, with inclusivity, upliftment and growth at the forefront. While there is still much to be done, we recognize the many entities that consistently aid the well-being and positive growth of the 291,000 people employed within our industry.   Wines of South Africa…

AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER LISA HALEY APPOINTED NEW RESTAURANT DIRECTOR AT GASTOWN HOTSPOT L’ABATTOIR

  Vancouver Magazine’s 2017 Sommelier of the Year Promoted to Key Front-of-House Position    L’Abattoir proprietor Paul Grunberg, along with co-owners Chef Lee Cooper and Nin Rai, is pleased to announce that Assistant General Manager and Wine Director Lisa Haley has been promoted to the role of Restaurant Director at the popular Gastown establishment. Singled…

#Favourites – things to do and see in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    A POINT OF PRIDE: VANCOUVER BARS, RESTAURANTS KICK OFF INAUGURAL PRIDE CRAWL FUNDRAISER FOR DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION TODAY   Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel Vancouver this summer   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES…

Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

    2016 Gamay Noir Rosé (Secrest Mountain) Haywire Summerland, BC $22.90 Structured like a top quality Provencal Rosé with more pronounced aromas and flavours. Organically grown Gamay from the Secrest Vineyard in Oliver and fermented with native yeasts, this wine is cherry red with medium-intensity. The nose is bold with aromas of cherry, strawberry…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards wins Double Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition 

  2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red awarded top accolade and 94pts     Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is proud to announce that its 2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red has been awarded a Double Gold designation by the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC). Reserved for the finest wines in the world, the Double Gold rating comes…