Meyer Family Vineyards Winemakers Dinner at Forage

  What a fantastic evening filled with award winning wines and sumptuous food; a sold out event and no wonder! Chef Chris Whittaker paired his delicious local and sustainably farmed dishes with JAK Meyer’s consistently elegant Wines. After a short introduction by both men, the first course and flight of wines were presented and it…

Bistro 101 DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

  Last evening I ventured down to Granville Island and the Institute of Culinary Arts restaurant BISTRO 101. Bistro 101 is one of over 260 restaurants participating in Dine Out Vancouver Festival and most likely at $18. for three courses the best value for dinner. Bistro 101 is training ground for the students of PICA…

Laughing Stock Vineyard’s Portfolio Futures

  Portfolio Futures 2012 – 10th Vintage Laughing Stock’s Last ‘Public Offering’ of Futures Laughing Stock Vineyards is pleased to announce that the Futures Offering for Portfolio 2012 will be available as of February 1st, 2014.  This vintage release is particularly noteworthy as it’s the 10th vintage release of Portfolio, our flagship Bordeaux inspired blend.  As well, this Futures release…

BLIND TASTING CHALLENGE event VanWineFest

  The Blind Tasting Challenge is a Trade event that is also open to the public. Trade professionals, servers, chefs, and sommeliers compete head to head with the consumer. The Blind Tasting Challenge is sponsored by the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in partnership with Mark Anthony Brands. Blind Tasting Challenge was created to provide…

SONOMA IN THE CITY and Lake Sonoma Winery

  Sonoma County Vintners is pleased to add Lake Sonoma Winery to the line-up of wineries participating in Sonoma in the City – Vancouver on Wednesday, February 5 2014. Lake Sonoma Winery, recently launched in Western Canada and has a deep British Columbia connection: it is owned by West Coast Wine Partners (WCWP), a partnership between the Quails’…

SUNDAY SCHOOL at Vancouver Urban Winery

The ever popular Sunday School at VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY is back in session. A Wine tasting event hosted by Sommeliers David Stansfield and Lisa Cook, Sunday School is an opportunity to demystify wine. Class content will range from understanding wine labels and terminology to evaluating aromas and flavours to assessing perfect food pairings and gauging…

PARKSVILLE UNCORKED for a great weekend getaway!

Parksville Uncorked is one of the most popular wine tasting events on Vancouver Island. Did you know that Parksville is only about 30 minutes from Departure Bay ferry terminal? That makes Parksville on Vancouver Island the perfect destination for a weekend away.   If you are thinking about a weekend away then mark your calendar for February…

My Trip to Mendoza, Argentina

I was recently on a Holland America cruise with a friend, so most everything was planned out for us. We left a few days early in order to see Mendoza, Argentina. I couldn’t go to South America without visiting one of its most important wine regions.   Mendoza is a desert-like climate nestled at the…

D is for dining…at CULINAIRE Victoria

The next dozen presenting restaurants of 2014 Culinaire Victoria start with “D” for Dining in Victoria. For those who missed out on this seasons’ hottest ticket here is a continuation of the list of great restaurants, bistros, pubs and caterers who will be presenting their gourmet and gourmand delights at CULINAIRE VICTORIA. All these fabulous…

21 Outstanding SONOMA COUNTY Wineries

  Sonoma County Vintners will visit Vancouver, bringing with them a treasure trove of sunshine-infused wines from the golden state. An evening of wine tasting at the Terminal City Club will offer wine lovers the chance to chat with principals and taste top bottles from    21 Sonoma County wineries: Sonoma in the City –…

Haywire Winery Introduces BC Wine to Asian Community

 Summerland based winery, Okanagan Crush Pad, owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, and home to their Haywire wine, is known and awarded for its innovation.  For the first time, a BC winery will introduce a guide to pairing BC wines with Asian cuisine, and offer a specially labeled Haywire wine crafted for BC’s Asian community to celebrate…

SONOMA IN THE CITY VANCOUVER Presents…

Sonoma County Vintners will host two winemaker dinners in Vancouver both on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 and on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Terminal City Club an evening of Sonoma County wines. Choose either Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar or Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar for an exceptional wine dinner. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar’s Executive Chef, Frank Pabst,…

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…