The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

  Special Valentine’s Day Pricing ChefmeetsBCGrape Tickets   Take advantage of the Valentine’s Day special promotion. Treat your loved one to the largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Western Canada and small plates from the top local restaurants. Three outstanding ChefmeetsBCGrape events in Vancouver, Calgary and the Okanagan Valley. Each event offers you an…

Farm Friends: BC Wineries respond to Alberta’s BC Wine Boycott with Love

  Wineries to host public “Farm Friends” event with BC wine and Alberta beef And call for supporters to make March 2018 BC Wine Month   Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced an immediate boycott on all imports of wines from British Columbia Tuesday, in what is becoming a growing inter-provincial spat over the Kinder Morgan…

All-Star chef line-up and new Sunday brunch planned for Taste Washington’s 21st birthday

  Biggest menu of events and special guests booked for Taste Washington 2018   Taste Washington is keeping it fresh for its biggest year yet, with a talented group of culinary stars and a brand new Sunday brunch event. Tickets to the entire Taste Washington festival are on sale now at tastewashington.org. New to the…

Rheingau, the Land of Riesling

  ­­The BC chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, or CAPS recently hosted a seminar titled, “Terroir of Rheingau: The Region of Riesling”, and featured four wines from the prestigious Weingut Robert Weil.   ‘Weingut’ can be translated as vineyard, wine growing estate or winery. Export Manager Nicolas Pfaff was on hand to lead…

Best Sommelier of BC Competition Returns to Vancouver

  New competing category for 2018 BC Aspiring Sommelier      Hosted by The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers British Columbia Chapter (CAPS BC), the fourth annual Best Sommelier of BC Competition returns to Rogers Arena on January 29th, 2018.  This annual competition attracts some of the best and brightest sommeliers from across the province to compete for the…

To The Victor Belong the Spoils…

We were definitely spoiled as we joined the throng of happy guests  celebrating the opening of The Victor Restaurant and Lounge Wednesday evening. With a nod to mid century elegance and intimacy The Victor definitely made it’s mark. Just getting there is an experience as you stroll around a beautiful outdoor water feature under a winding breezeway…

What Your Restaurant Servers Think of Their Wine Knowledge and What They Aren’t Telling You – Quini Poll

  Your senior servers know your wines well, but what guests experience in your casual fine dining restaurant, varies wildly If you’re going to offer a memorable guest experience, wine is a critical area you must get right. Servers in the areas we polled are upbeat and positive about their work. But when it comes to wine knowledge, they also offer…

The Italian Kitchen moves house to new Burrard Street location

  If you were a fan of the old Italian Kitchen on Alberni Street, and who wasn’t, you will love, love, love The Italian Kitchen now located on Burrard Street between Robson and Smithe Streets. White tablecloths and elegant table settings pair perfectly with the tasteful Mediterranean decor. Anchored by an impressive bar to the…

Our #FavouriteThings to make New Year’s the best ever

  Not surprising our Holiday #FavouriteThings are also our New Year’s recommendations. Enjoy your New Year’s celebrations with these great BC Wines and ciders. Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions from Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Mirabel Vineyards Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775 Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift…

Taste BC 2018 Liberty Merchant Company is ready to pour it on for BC Children’s Hospital

  Liberty Merchant Company hosts the 23rd annual Taste BC: a fundraiser for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Oak Tree Clinic. 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, with 100% of…