Wine Wednesday – Ron Wilson

With almost three hundred wineries in B.C. it can be hard to keep up. Thanks to the kindness of friends, new and old, that job is a little easier. Even more exciting is getting a wine to try and finding a new addition for CheapandCheerful.ca. Eau Vivre Riesling happens to be a gold medal winner from…

#WineWednesday Sam the Wine Teacher review

2009 Malbec/Cabernet Silkscarf Summerland, BC $29.90 Bronze Medal Tasted 2014 11 Garnet red colour with medium-plus intensity.  Cherry, raspberry, spice and chocolate aromas on the nose.  Good balance with medium body.  Red fruit flavours on the palate with a medium finish. 2010 Syrah Thornhaven Summerland, BC $24.90 Silver Medal Tasted 2014 11 The colour is…

Mountain Biking Whistler Sommelier Creates A Wine For Charity

Winemaker, Michael Bartier, with Vancouver Sommelier of the Year 2013, Samantha Rahn   Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland, BC introduced the Okanagan Wine Campus series in 2011, in an effort to further British Columbia’s already rich wine-and-food culture. This philanthropic program aims to foster the education of professionals in the industry by connecting all…

Ted Baker Audio breaks into North America Exclusively through Experience Headphones

Experience Headphones, the first fashion-oriented headphone retailer in the world, is leading the charge in bringing high-end designer headphone brands into the North American market. The company is constantly seeking partnerships with brands that are at the cutting edge of fashion and technology. As such, Experience Headphones is proud to be the first company in…

Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate

The traditional gift for a 10th anniversary is tin or aluminum but for this particular anniversary, we have chocolate, macarons and croissants.   Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate is celebrating their 10th anniversary with gifts for her customers who have helped make this small business so successful and acknowledge the longevity of the business in…

SAVE THE DATE: VANCOUVER TURNS INTO CULINARY CENTRAL DURING DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL 2015

Canada’s largest annual food and drink festival returns January 16 to February 1   Local chefs are cooking up mouthwatering menus, organizers are crafting out-of-the-box culinary events, and hotels are serving up special room rates and packages. Yes, it’s that time again: Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival – Canada’s largest food and drink festival…

Halfway Healthy Holiday Dishes from Chef Paul Mon-Kau

  Saddled with veggie duty for an upcoming holiday gathering? Everyone knows greens are never the main event: gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing – the good stuff isn’t exactly South Beach-friendly. But vegetable dishes don’t have to be dull. Chef Paul Mon-Kau of The District Restaurant Group shares three delicious recipes that are packed with vitamins and just…

The 12 wineries of the Okanagan Falls Winery Association are pleased to welcome you for a weekend in BC wine country with their third annual Holiday Cheer Open House. Join in on Saturday, November 29th and Sunday, November 30th from 11AM to 5PM in the winery tasting rooms, there will be something for everyone at this cozy…

Don’t Judge a Wine by its Cover

Wine stores are full of wines with colorful labels and kitchy names. Often its a cover-up for a less than satisfying experience when you drink the contents. Here’s a wine that won’t win any awards for its label but is getting plenty of love for the quality of their red blend. Yecla Castano Solanera is the…

The Holidays at Highstreet kicks off with BC’s largest Christmas tree lighting – Saturday, November 22

Highstreet Holiday Show shines bright with British Columbia’s largest Christmas tree lighting  The Holidays at Highstreet kick off on Saturday, November 22 at 5PM Get some jingle in your holiday season! The holiday spirit is returning to Highstreet, starting with a family-friendly, kid-crazy Holiday Show on Saturday, November 22 at 5PM. Highlights include performances from 100+…

Not All Malbecs are Created Equal

Canadians have fallen in love with Malbec wines because they offer so much and cost so little. (usually) I’ve been a fan since I opened my first bottle of Pasqual Toso years ago. So I’m always on the lookout for another good Malbec to recommend but its much easier said than done. There’s some really…

La Sophia Cabernet Sauvignon @LaStellaWinery

100% Old Vine Cab With a Rich History At LaStella a great wine is not just one with a rich entry, perfect balance, and a long finish, but a wine that also speaks to the land and the growing season of that vintage. La Sophia hails from one of the most revered sites in the Okanagan Valley: U2 . Located on…

World AIDS Day Food Drive December 1

Event Details: Event Name:  World AIDS Day Food Drive Hosted by: AIDS Vancouver Location: 1107 Seymour Street, Vancouver Date: December 1, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Price: By donation, either funds or food Website/Details:  www.aidsvancouver.org/worldaidsday Phone: 604-842-1322   Brief Description: Join Bif Naked and Ryan Steele on December 1st to donate funds and/or non-perishable food items to AIDS…