Adopt a Private Cask of Canadian Single Malt

Odd Society Spirits’ Second Annual Cask Sale is Here     Odd Society Spirits prepares to barrel their second annual batch of single malt and are thrilled to offer the public the opportunity to purchase a private 30 litre cask of their very own.  This Canadian Single Malt is made from 100% B.C. malted barley fermented and…

OPEN CINEMA presents Election Day in Canada – a documentary

OPEN CINEMA Connect the Docs & FOCUS Magazine present ELECTION DAY IN CANADA: When Voter Suppression Comes Calling   A documentary work-in-progress Preview, Forum & Tweetchat on Election Fraud 7pm Wednesday January 28, 2015 Independent filmmaker and journalist Peter Smoczynski is coming to Victoria to preview, and ask for your support for, his important new…

CATHAY PACIFIC ANNOUNCES SEAT SALE

CATHAY PACIFIC ANNOUNCES SEAT SALE – on sale until 31 January  Savings 11-18% off fares from Canada to multiple destinations in Asia, China, Australia, New Zealand  Get a head start on your 2015 travel plans and recognize great savings thanks to special Premium Economy and Economy Class airfares from Cathay Pacific Airways. The “World’s Best…

TASTE BC 2015 Liberty Merchant Company is ready to pour it on for BC Children’s Hospital

Liberty Merchant Company hosts the 21st annual Taste BC: a fundraiser for the Oak Tree Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital. 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 has raised a collective…

California Sunshine

There are times during a grey Vancouver winter when you need to channel summer. Usually that means a flight to Mexico, Hawaii or Palm Springs. The cheaper alternative is buying a wine that brings back memories of the patio and a steak on the BBQ. How fortunate I was to recently join friends in Kits for a…

Wine Wednesday suggestions from Sam_WineTeacher

The January list continues with wines under $20.   2012 Untamed Red (Petit Verdot/Zinfandel/Syrah/Petite Sirah) Toasted Head California $14.99 Bronze Medal Tasted 2014 11 Garnet red with medium-deep intensity. Red and black fruit, toast and vanilla aromas on the nose. Good balance with a slightly sweet entry. Jammy fruit flavours on the palate with a…

50 CHEFS, ONE SOUP. THAT’S THE PLAN, ANYWAY.

Dine Out Vancouver Festival kicks off on Friday with Chef Soup Experiment Do too many cooks spoil the broth? This Friday, Dine Out Vancouver Festival organizers are testing that theory by inviting local chefs (more than 50 are expected) to gather at Granville Island in the early morning for the second annual Chef Soup Experiment. The chefs will each bring one ingredient…

Find Fuel, Fitness and Fun At the 2015 Wellness Show!

New Rave Productions presents The 23rd Annual Wellness Show, the largest trade show in Western Canada dedicated to helping you live a more healthy lifestyle. This year’s Wellness Show takes place February 13th, 14th and 15th, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building. When it comes to healthy living, The Wellness Show has been…

Dine in for Dine Out with L’Epicerie Gourmande

Dine In for Dine Out with French Gourmet from L’Epicerie Gourmande   It’s that time of year again when Vancouver celebrates all things culinary with the annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival running January 16 – February 1 and featuring  value-priced three-course menus at many of the city’s finest restaurants. Several were booked up within minutes of…

Parksville hosts the 7th annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival, February 19 – 22, 2015

Parksville will play host to a unique celebration of B.C. wine, beer and food during the annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival set to take place February 19 through 22, 2015.   Going into its seventh successful year, Parksville Uncorked hosted by The Beach Club Resort and Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, has grown to…

Shhhh!   It’s a Secret

Hidden away at the foot of Hornby Street in Vancouver, just south of Pacific, is the unassuming Long Table Distillery.  Opened just about a year ago, by Charles Tremewen, former Mount Robson National Park Ranger, it has a line up of hand crafted, small batch and locally sourced organic spirits, including vodka, several gins, Marc…

Try something new from Spain

It’s always a treat as a wine drinker to try something that you’ve never had before and like it. That was the case for me when I dropped into Marquis Wines on Davie Street to try their Wines of the Week. Christine recommended Dominio de Tares Mencia Baltos and I’m a fan. Deep red in…

TACOFINO’S NEW GASTOWN “TACO BAR” UNVEILS MENU OPENS FOR DINNER SERVICE TONIGHT JAN 9

Flagship Location Serves Up Tacofino’s Trademark Mexican-inspired Fare in New Restaurant Featuring Separate Take-Out Counter, Bar and Patio   The New Year sees another new member added to the flourishing Tacofino family, as the celebrated West Coast brand of fresh, Mexican-inspired cuisine officially opens the doors of its flagship Taco Bar tonight. Located in a fully restored…