Le Vieux Pin Holiday Wine Gift Sales are On!

Tis The Season For Giving The key to being a good guest (or host!) and the best way to say thank you, happy holidays or be invited to the next event, is to show up with something memorable. What better way to say thanks than giving the always-appreciated gift of wine! Rely on the quality…

#TasteofThursday Wine Pairing from Ron Wilson

From the award winning Burrowing Owl winery comes their second label Calliope. This B.C. viognier would be a great match for the rich and delicious flavours of this chowder. Fishhook Chowder Recipe   Price: $14.00 Available: Swirl wines in Yaletown and White Rock Price: $16.00 Available: Village VQA wine stores in Dunbar and Kitsilano    …

One Faith Vineyards: Canada’s Premier First Growth Wine

One Faith Vineyards Redefines Excellence in Canadian Winemaking South Okanagan Winery Releases Most Expensive  BC Debut Vintage  British Columbia’s First Growth wine is here. For more than two decades, the Okanagan Valley has been producing first-rate Bordeaux varietals. The goal of One Faith Vineyards is to build on this success and take it to the next level…

Le Vieux Pin – A Rare Couple of Releases

2014 harvest is now over across the valley, minus the ice wine harvest that our colleagues are busy with. While is too soon to be definitive, 2014 is shaping up to be a classic South Okanagan vintage: hot summer days, cold nights, dry conditions and a steady late indian summer ensured perfect ripeness of both sugars and…

Government Policy Announcement Good for BC Wine Industry and Sales of BC VQA Wine

Today’s announcement by the provincial government, regarding the implementation of more Liquor Policy Review recommendations, levels the playing field for the liquor retailing industry, according to the BC Wine Institute. “We support the government’s move to harmonize and simplify policies,” said Josie Tyabji, Chair of the Board of Directors for the BCWI. “These changes ensure…

SHOW OPENS THIS FRIDAY November 21 – 23

Don’t Miss This Fantastic Christmas Shopping Opportunity! The 7th Annual West Coast Christmas Show Buy Your Tickets Online NOW & SAVE! Click here. at TRADEX, Abbotsford   DATES: Friday, November 21 Saturday, November 22 Sunday, November 23 HOURS: Friday, Noon – 9pm Saturday, 10am – 6pm Sunday, 10am – 5pm TICKETS At Door: General Admission (17+): $6 Seniors…

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…