Head for Seattle to experience TASTE WASHINGTON!

TASTE WASHINGTON This is a perfect weekend getaway for Vancouverites who love wine. An array of local wineries paired with the best of Seattle’s restaurants. Over 220 wineries participating in TASTE WASHINGTON! on March 29 and 30 Here is a list of all the wineries. Over 75 restaurants will be participating in TASTE WASHINGTON! on…

Want to Have Some Fun?

Consider inviting a few friends over and hosting a home wine tasting.  A blind tasting is even better, and no, I’m not talking about anything weird involving blindfolds.  Here’s one idea of how it could work.  Invite five or six couples over and everyone contributes $20; that would give you a budget of about $220…

Burrowing Owl Wines Featured at Seasons in the Park Dinner

  Seasons in the Park is pleased to announce that it will host a dinner featuring the wines of BC’s illustrious Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. On Tuesday,March 18, 2014, guests will enjoy sumptuous Pacific Northwest cuisine paired with premium wines from the South Okanagan favourite. Seasons in the Park’s Executive Chef Peter Isacu has designed a five-course menu that…

BC Winery Creates Canada’s First Uncooked Kosher Wine

  Summerhill Releases ‘Tiferet’ – An’Uncooked’ Organic Kosher Wine   A note from winery CEO, Ezra Cipes:  “The desire to share a great wine with my dear friend Rabbi Shmuly Hecht was the original inspiration to create Tiferet. Rabbi Shmuly would invite me over to taste these kosher wines which had all been cooked. In…

Seventh Annual Cellar-Tek Winemakers Cup

  Record attendance, new Sponsors, Snow-bunny activities, great after-parties and super snow conditions announced for Seventh annual Winemakers Cup News Flash on the 7th Annual Winemaker’s Cup The organizers of the Cellar-Tek Winemakers Cup announced today additional details for the seventh annual festival. The Festival was created and organized as a non profit partnership between Cellar-Tek, Black…

Wine Tour de France trade tasting

    Last Thursday morning, I went on a journey to France which I didn’t want to come to an end. To be more specific, I attended the Wine Tour de France, a trade only event part of the 36th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. Over a period of two hours, panel representatives from 12…

French Wines compliment Curtain Raiser

  This was an opportunity to taste and savour an excellent selection of French wines paired with small bites in a festive atmosphere. The Curtain Raiser is held in an attractive second floor banquet space featuring an expansive wall of windows that overlook the massive lobby below.   A prelude to the first public tasting…

What I learned at WHAT’S TRENDING IN FRANCE

  What’s Trending in France seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival was a Trade event that I was able to “audit” for MyVanCity.ca. This was only one event, both public and trade, of ten events for the Festival that are capably organized by the team at The Wine Umbrella, Mireille Sauve and business partner…

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner benefits Bard on the Beach

BACCHANALIA GALA DINNER + AUCTION RAISES FUNDS FOR VANWINEFEST’S CHARITABLE PARTNER BARD ON THE BEACH The Vancouver International Wine Festival, presented by The Vancouver Sun, popped the cork on the 2014 festival celebrations with the Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction fundraiser at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Saturday, February 22. Net proceeds benefit charitable partner Bard…

RIPPON Vineyard and Winery

  Myself, Andrew Melville, and Marquis Wine Cellars are truly excited with this weeks’ offering; Central Otago’s ‘Rippon Vineyard’. As some might know, I was in New Zealand recently covering the country and visiting existing suppliers and looking for new ones. My visit to Rippon was a personal highlight of the trip. Rippon is one…

Town Hall introduces us to Haywire Winery

  Vancouver International Wine Festival runs from February 24 to March 2, 2014. Our Town Hall team is attending various events throughout the festival. Winery clients that are exhibiting: Haywire,  Amazing VQA wines and bubbles you HAVE to try! Now we will share the details on what you can expect from each of our BC winery client during the…

Summerhill Pyramid Winery and Town Hall Brands

  Vancouver International Wine Festival runs from February 24 to March 2, 2014. Our Town Hall team is attending various events throughout the festival winery clients that are exhibiting: Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Amazing VQA wines and bubbles you HAVE to try! Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna BC Of special note: • Stephen Cipes is a pioneer of the BC wine industry and…