#Wine Wednesday review by the Wine Teacher

2013 Sauvignon Blanc Santa Rita 120 Valle Central, Chile $10.99 Bronze medal Tasted 2014 07 Very pale straw in colour with light intensity.  The nose shows varietal character – grass and gooseberries with a hint of peach.  Good balance, crisp and refreshing.  Citrus and mineral on the palate with peach flavours lingering on the finish…

fishing for kids – the west coast fishing club tournament

Ninth Annual Fishing For Kids Tournament Sees NHL Stars and Community Members Come Together in Support of the Canucks Autism Network   Celebrating its ninth year as one of British Columbia’s most unique and successful charity events, Fishing for Kids returns to The West Coast Fishing Club from August 24th to 27th, 2014. Once again…

Revolving Door Infuses Community and Culture in Southeast False Creek

  Cressey Development Group today announces the launch of Revolving Door, an initiative aimed at cultivating a further sense of community and culture in the bourgeoning Southeast False Creek neighbourhood. With over 40 years experience of quality construction across BC, Cressey recognizes the importance of building community along with great homes. Between August and November…

#Day2Night Summer Explosion Aug 16

August 16th is quite special, Hawkers Market is teaming up with The Eastide Flea for a special event called Day2Night Market. The concept is a Flea event with Craft Beer and Cocktails plus a massive food truck gathering from 10am-4pm and  a large scale Hawkers Market with craft cocktails, beer and Food indoors and out, Flea and several live music…

Festive in the Field- Okanagan Feast of Fields returns

 The 6th annual FarmFolk CityFolk Okanagan Feast of Fields being held on Sunday, August 17th is less than two weeks away.  Described as a wandering harvest festival, it showcases some of the very best of the region including chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, and distillers.  Okanagan Feast of Fields highlights the connections between farmer and chef, field to table and farm folks and city folks…

Win two passes to the F Word at SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas

  Act fast these tickets must be claimed by 5:00 pm tomorrow (Wednesday, July 6) Starring Daniel Radcliffe, tickets courtesy of Spoiled Nail Bar Thursday, July 7 at 7:00 pm – SilverCity Cinemas Coquitlam   To enter just leave a comment on this post. Tell us why you want to win!     http://www.spoilednailbar.com * Hours:…

Close encounters of the marine kind will bring Richmond Maritime Festival to life

  Close encounters of the marine kind will delight audiences this weekend as a crew of colourful characters welcome crowds to the Richmond Maritime Festival Friday through Sunday at the Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site.   Enchanting mermaids, marauding pirates and other maritime creatures will be joined this year, by Rikki the Rat, a scabrous shipyard denizen who will…

Summer Lovin’ – 6 Romantic Outdoor Dates

Summer is here! Why stay inside when you can heat things up with these 6 romantic outdoor summer dates? Festivals & Markets This time of year, every city is loaded with evening markets, outdoor art and music festivals. Festivals are great whether it’s a first date or you’ve been together for a while. They give you…

2013 Moscato D’Osoyoos (Summer Promotion)

  Just in time for your summer enjoyment (regular price $20) now only $17.00 2013 is a tale of two vintages in the same year. Dry and warm autumn is almost a sure thing in our region. 2013 was a rare exception. We had an unusual string of rainy days in the middle of harvest…

Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan to storm the Metrie Main Stage in style at the Vancouver Home + Design Show 

  Television favourites and top local talent alike will dish out design tips and tricks, October 16-19, 2014 at BC Place Stadium Oi, the Scots are coming! The Vancouver Home + Design Show today announced the triumphant return of Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan, stars of Cottage Life TV’s Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure, to BC Place Stadium after a three-year absence. The…

BARD ON THE BEACH 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – AUGUST SPECIAL EVENTS

  Bard on the Beach continues its 25th anniversary season under the tents in Vanier Park with unique special events. This August, attend one of the many special events being held on the BMO Mainstage and the Howard Family Stage. Bard is hosting the Celebrating Red & White Wine Tasting, signature Bard B-Q & Fireworksevenings, Bard Explored talks and Opera and Arias: Shakespeare’s Opera concerts…

Robson #STREAT @ #VSDF2014 August 2

Join us this Saturday at The Vancouver Street Dance Festival as Hawkers Marketpresents Robson #STREAT. Free for all to attend with select Hawkers vendors serving up street food alongside street dance @ Robson Square Saturday August 2nd 11am-9pm #EAT #DRINK #DANCE #STREAT #HAWKERSMARKET…

The Essence of Veneto

  Nestled along the northeastern coast of Italy is the region of Veneto, famous for many things other than its scenic capital of Venice.  In the hills 50 km north of the capital are the best wine growing areas.  This is land of gently sloping vineyard covered hills, mountains and valleys.  While each valley has…

Summer skies: Black Cloud Moving

  On “those lazy, hazy days of summer” as we watch the clouds sail across the skies so, too, in the Okanagan Valley you’ll find Black Cloud Pinot Noir on the move. After nine vintages with Township 7 Vineyards and Winery, Okanagan winemaker Bradley Cooper is making a move down the Naramata bench and bringing…

Le Creuset Introduces Palm 

  Fresh, lush new hue brings a coastal vibe to any kitchen Le Creuset is thrilled to be introducing a brand new crisp shade of green to the culinary world with the arrival of Palm. A fresh and fun addition to the palette of classic hues from the makers of the world’s finest premium French…

Destination Steveston

  Sometimes it’s nice to change things up, try something different. I spend a lot of my time at venues in Vancouver for the various yearly wine events, and though they are often exceptionally well organized and attended it’s nice to find something on offer that’s fresh and little unique. I was lucky enough to…