Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions from Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery

  There may technically only be twelve days of Christmas but the reality is the parties, dinners and special events abound throughout December. You can be ready for any occasion whether you’re the host and hostess or the invited guest. Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery should be your go-to solution. Remember it’s never too early to start planning,…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Meyers Family Vineyards

  Makers of some very fine wines that we have reviewed before on MyVanCity.ca. Most recently the Meyers Family Vineyards Pinot Noir. This time we’re recommending the delicious Meyer Family Vineyards Methode Traditionelle Extra Brut Sparkling NV that we tasted at the Bubbles and Brunch at Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine…

CheckMate’s Open House is this Saturday, November 25th

  Visit CheckMate for Winter in Wine Country to experience our 2014 Merlots, tour the winery and meet our hardworking team.  Explore our exceptional gift packaging options for the wine lovers on your Holiday Gift Giving List while sampling our New Vintage Merlots paired with canapes. NOVEMBER 25, 2017 11AM-3PM CHECKMATE ARTISANAL WINERY 4799 WILD…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Perseus Winery

  You’re organized and plan ahead. That means you have already started your holiday shopping. We have a suggestion that will make you the favourite Santa. We tasting the Perseus Winery Sparkling Chardonnay NV at the Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience – Bubbles and Brunch at Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ in August…

LITTLE ZIGGY IS FIGHTING BACK

  Comox Valley’s 40 Knots Winery continues to battle with Loblaws   40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery continues their David and Goliath battle with Loblaws Companies Limited. Since February 12, 2016, 40 Knots has been fighting for their trademark of Ziggy wine, and it’s not over yet. Ziggy, their Vineyard whippet, is nicknamed after…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Fairview Cellars

  We are pleased to bring you our second Holiday Gift Suggestion – Fairview Cellars Cabernet Franc at $35.99 and Fairview Cellars The Bear Red Blend $46.99. Two of our favourites and both are delicious. All of our recommendations are wines we have personally tasted and enjoyed. Please note that vintage availability will vary. These…

Tulalip Resort Casino Hosts Annual Taste of Tulalip Holiday Wine Sale This November 21, 22 and 24

  Shop for the Perfect Holiday Gift at a Fraction of the Price!     Tulalip Resort Casino’s Sommelier Tom Thompson is extending a generous invitation to all wine lovers and holiday gift givers to the Resort’s annual Taste of Tulalip Holiday Wine Sale. The sale will feature over 100 remarkable wine selections from around the…

Italian Wines in the World

  Italy is an ancient wine world with more than 500 DOC’s or specific recognized wine regions and more than 2000 grape varieties. Italy has 700 000 hectares of vineyards (by comparison, BC has about 4 000 ha). Wine Meridian is an online magazine that is devoted to promoting quality Italian wines in North America…

CheckMate’s Merlot Launch Dinner and Open House

  Join our talented Winemaker, Phil McGahan for a delicious farm to table dinner in our unique tasting room, The Installation, Saturday, November 18, 2017.  Experience our newly released Merlot vintage, paired with a four course dinner, prepared by locally acclaimed Chef, Chris Van Hooydonk of Backyard Farm.  Seating is extremely limited, so reserve early…

Wine Touring in the Okanagan Valley – Quails’ Gate Winery

Quails’ Gate is a large, family owned winery located in West Kelowna. The family has farmed the land since 1956 and opened a winery in 1989. True to their word standards and integrity are maintained by the family who established the winery. The winery is an example of what comes of hard work, focus and…