SKIMMERHORN Winery & Vineyard

By Lorne Eckersley Have you ever been lucky enough to witness the start of something new? As a resident of the Creston Valley, in the heart of the Kootenays, it has been great fun to witness the emergence of a small wine industry. In subsequent blogs I’ll try not to be quite so focused on…

OKANAGAN CRUSH PAD Haywire Pinot Noir 2012

Okanagan Crush Pad have done it again!  Five great wines all priced under $25. A Lunar New Year Celebration “Pairing Asian Flavours with Wine” presented by Haywire at Kaya Malay Bistro on West Broadway. An incredible evening of tempting dishes featuring Japanese style, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Indonesian flavour experiences all paired perfectly with a selection of haywire…

The ABC’s of CULINAIRE VICTORIA

Experience Victoria’s Premiere Food Event even if you don’t have a ticket! Here are the first 12 of the 48 restaurants who will be presenters at CULINAIRE VICTORIA. We encourage you to visit any of these great restaurants, bistros, cafes or catering establishments in the coming months. MyVanCity.ca invites you to join us on a…

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL 2014

Here is everything that’s happening at the 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival http://www.vanwinefest.ca/page577.htm Some important dates: Tuesday, January 7, 9:30 a.m. All public events on sale Tuesday, January 21, 9:30 a.m. All Trade Days Conference events on sale February 11, 5 p.m. Winery dinner, Gold Pass, Trade Days Conference Pass, and group sales close February…

Harpers Trail Inaugural Cabernet Franc 2012 Release

Article courtesy of Karl Kliparchuk MyWinePal Harpers Trail Cabernet Franc 2012 For those of you who have not heard of the Harper’s Trail winery, they made news across BC as they started the first winery in the Kamloops area. Not knowing if the vines would last the winter, they tried and were successful. The weather…

Victoria’s CULINAIRE…it’s all about the food and drink!

Victoria’s Premier Food Tasting Experience offering the opportunity to sample a selection of regional culinary bites and sips. Featured presenters will be from Victoria, Cowichan Valley, and Saltspring Island. www.culinairevictoria.com Two options for this great event 5:00 to 7:15 pm or 7:45 – 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2104 held at Crystal Gardens 713…

Government supports changes to B.C. liquor laws

The government has announced support for recommendations of the B.C. Liquor Policy Review. December 17, 2013 Drink specials with minimum prices Time limited drink specials “Happy Hour” Order a drink without ordering food Carry your drink between areas of an establishment Clubs, pubs, and Legions to allow children at certain hours All hospitality workers that…

2014 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

TOP REASONS TO ATTEND THE 2014 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL #1 Food, Wine & Hospitality Event in Canada say BizBash and the Georgia Straight The Vancouver International Wine Festival is one of the very best run wine festivals in the world.  25% of participating wineries are new to VIWF in 2014 vanwinefest.ca @myvancity @Valvdg…

1st Global Vine Star announced for VIWF 2014

The 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival has announced the first “Global Vine Star” to facilitate a Wine Seminar. Michael Chapoutier will be presenting Rhone Perfection on Friday, February 27. Organic and bio-dynamic viticulture, the global wine industry, making 100-point wines, and the influence of terroir will all be points for discussion. An opportunity to explore…

An evening with Alberto Antonini

Last evening a gathering of wine lovers enjoyed the ambience of the Tasting Room at Marquis Wine Cellars at 1034 Davie Street in Vancouver.   It was an opportunity to meet Alberto Antonini one of the 10 Influential Wine Consultants according to thedrinksbusiness.com. Traveling 200 days a year Antonini is the wine consultant for many…

Effervescents du Monde

Cipes Rosé Brings Home Gold and Huge Accolades from France Cipes Rosé sparkling wine from Summerhill Pyramid Winery, received a gold medal and was named one of the Top 10 Best Sparkling Wines in the World at the 2013 Effervescents du Monde held on November 13-15 in Dijon, Burgundy, France. The Effervescents du Monde, now…