TO FALL IN LOVE, COME TO THIS WINE TASTING

Wine Adventures Magazine blends science with wine for a delicious social psychology experiment on LOVE.     What if science showed that a series of questions asked between two strangers gets them close to each other? What if couples could be formed or strengthened as a result of these questions? Are you curious to see…

World’s Highest Altitude Vineyards: Wines of Argentina Tasting Friday, January 30

What happens when you bring together the warm climate temperatures of a southern hemisphere country at the very edges of grape growing and the world’s highest altitude vineyards? Some very captivating wines.   When: Friday, Jan 30, 2015 7PM Where: Baguette & Co French Bakery & Cafe 2509 Main Street, 2nd Floor Tickets + Details: http://argentinawines.eventbrite.ca Join wine journalist…

Don’t Miss Out on this Bargain!

Who doesn’t like to save a few dollars on a bottle of wine? Particularly when it’s a great value wine already! Crios Syrah Bonarda is a beautiful red blend from Argentina. Wine critics are in love with Crios wines because they taste a lot more expensive than the price. This blend is a case in…

Taste of Thursday

Wine Recommendation Taste of Thursday Local boy, Chef Paul Moran has contributed the recipe for this week’s Taste of Thursday. Chef Paul, 2013 winner of the first annual Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship award, has traveled the world honing his culinary chops and has racked up an impressive list of awards. With this dish, I think…

Wine Wednesday review by RonWilsonVan

As the guy behind www.cheapandcheerful.ca I don’t think I’d have content without wines from South America. No better example then this red blend. Santa Carolina B Blend is a rich combination of Carmenere, Grenache and Merlot. The nose is loaded with dark fruit as you’d expect and this full bodied blend has plenty of spice…

La Dolce Vita And the winner is…

Choosing the second annual La Dolce Vita Winery of the Year award was not an simple choice. The easy way out would have been to declare two-way a tie, but instead I will name one and reserve the other finalist for the 2016 competition. No need to delay the announcement any longer. The winner is…

Lunar New Year Seasonal releases

The Year of the Ram celebration is fast approaching, so we share a few ideas that would make appropriate gifting and entertaining items: two very special wine labels, and two seasonal confections!   Wine For Your Table The second release of Summerland’s Haywire Lunar New Year Red and White wines is here! After selling out…

Paul Mas Viognier France

My first taste of Paul Mas wines came last Thanksgiving when Marquis Wines picked their Syrah as one of Marquis’ Wines of the Week. I tasted it and was blown away by the quality and the price and quickly sent out a Twitter blast telling my followers this was the perfect match for their turkey…

Summerhill Pyramid Winery Welcomes Jonas Stadtländer

Hailing from one of Canada’s most acclaimed culinary families The Summerhill Team (Stephen Cipes, founder/proprietor, Ezra Cipes, CEO, Tarrah MacPherson, VP operations, Eric von Krosigk, co-founder/winemaker) are thrilled to welcome Jonas Stadtländer as executive winery chef and begin a new era at their celebrated Sunset Organic Bistro. “I am very happy and proud to be a part of…

TASTE BC 2015 Liberty Merchant Company is ready to pour it on for BC Children’s Hospital

Liberty Merchant Company hosts the 21st annual Taste BC: a fundraiser for the Oak Tree Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital. The Foundation provides specialized HIV care for infected women, pregnant women, partners, children and youth, and support services for affected families. Thanks to the generosity of participants and vendors, the event has raised a collective…

California Sunshine

There are times during a grey Vancouver winter when you need to channel summer. Usually that means a flight to Mexico, Hawaii or Palm Springs. The cheaper alternative is buying a wine that brings back memories of the patio and a steak on the BBQ. How fortunate I was to recently join friends in Kits for a…

Wine Wednesday suggestions from Sam_WineTeacher

The January list continues with wines under $20.   2012 Untamed Red (Petit Verdot/Zinfandel/Syrah/Petite Sirah) Toasted Head California $14.99 Bronze Medal Tasted 2014 11 Garnet red with medium-deep intensity. Red and black fruit, toast and vanilla aromas on the nose. Good balance with a slightly sweet entry. Jammy fruit flavours on the palate with a…

Parksville hosts the 7th annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival, February 19 – 22, 2015

Parksville will play host to a unique celebration of B.C. wine, beer and food during the annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival set to take place February 19 through 22, 2015.   Going into its seventh successful year, Parksville Uncorked hosted by The Beach Club Resort and Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, has grown to…

Try something new from Spain

It’s always a treat as a wine drinker to try something that you’ve never had before and like it. That was the case for me when I dropped into Marquis Wines on Davie Street to try their Wines of the Week. Christine recommended Dominio de Tares Mencia Baltos and I’m a fan. Deep red in…