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’…

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2014 YEAR OF THE HORSE

Chinese New Year 2014 Year of the Horse 3D Wall Painting The voices of a group of art students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj3wUEx8bkU This event serves not only to celebrate Chinese New Year in Parker Place, but also as a milestone of Chinese Canadian history in Richmond. Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Parker Place…

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…

HOT RODS, HANDLEBARS, HELMETS, and More

  THE 2014 VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW OPENS FRIDAY VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is opening its doors this Friday as the world’s top motorcycle manufacturers roll into town to showcase the newest makes and models for 2014. The hottest bikes, latest accessories and gear, jaw-dropping entertainment, and hands-on activities await you at Abbotsford’s…

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 –…

Top exhibition hits BC Place Stadium

Top exhibition of all things renovation & design to hit BC Place Stadium February 19-23, 2014 Real advice, inspiration and experts will make home improvement magic at the 41st annual BC Home + Garden Show Gearing up for a home makeover? The 41st annual BC Home + Garden Show will offer real advice, real inspiration and real experts to help prep for any…

DINE OUT VANCOUVER and the Chef Soup Experiment

What could be better than soup created by 50 of the Top Chefs of Vancouver? Answer – FREE Soup !   That’s right, starting at 12:30 pm the Chef Soup Experiment will be serving their soup and it’s FREE! On January 17th Tourism Vancouver kicks off the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival with a serving of creatively and collectively prepared soup. Served while it…

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…