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,…

BC Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2018 Annual General Meeting

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 10, 2018 at the Delta Hotel, Kelowna), that brought together winery owners from across BC, the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors. Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of…

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…

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…

The Deighton Cup Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Vancouver’s most stylish summer event returns July 21 with a decade of decadence One of the most anticipated events of Vancouver’s summer season hits a milestone this year: The Deighton Cup will return for its 10thanniversary on Saturday, July 21 at the Hastings Racecourse from 12pm to 8pm. Back in 2008, Vancouver was at its…

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…

EXCLUSIVE NEW RESTAURANT, CAFÉ AND ART GALLERY CONCEPT ‘ORIGO CLUB’ OPENS ITS DOORS IN RICHMOND THURSDAY, JUNE 28

Spinoff of Overseas Club Showcases French-Inspired Cuisine and Private Collection of Contemporary Asian Art   The team at Origo Club is pleased to announce that its highly anticipated new restaurant, café and art gallery concept will officially open in Richmond’s Oval Village this Thursday, June 28. The spinoff of a namesake club that debuted in Beijing…

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…

We Want Rosé! The Story Behind This Budding Beverage

  Fetzer Vineyards Introduces Adorada Rosé and Pinot Gris, Delivers Sensory Experience in Two Fast-Growing Varietal Segments Innovative Style Brings Evocative Aromatics to Traditional Categories  Bringing fresh innovation to the surging Rosé and Pinot Gris categories, Fetzer Vineyards has introduced newcomer Adorada with two inaugural offerings: a 2016 Rosé and a 2016 Pinot Gris, made…