Best of BC Wine Country Awards – Visit and Vote and you could be a winner!

Best of BC Wine Country Awards You have just another ten days to cast your vote in the Best of BC Wine Country Awards. There are a number of categories and the excitement is mounting. Who will be the big winners this year? Best BC Sparkling Best BC Rosé Best BC White Wine Best BC…

Best of BC Wine Country and Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery

With so many categories to choose from Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery is bound to be a favourite again this year. Last year Quails’ Gate was a winner in two categories. I wonder which categories BC wine lovers will choose this year?   2017 Best Winery Restaurant Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Family Estate Winery…

Okanagan Falls Wineries Association the second sub-appellation in British Columbia

“Congratulations Okanagan Falls Wineries Association, the second sub-appellation in British Columbia. The other is the Golden Mile Bench near Oliver. Now recognized as a distinct wine-producing area. Changes to the Wines of Marked Quality Regulation mean eligible wineries on the east side of the Okanagan Valley from Vaseux Lake to just north of Shuttleworth Creek…

Vinos Finos de Rioja

It was a sunny Monday in April when I headed down to the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on Granville Island to learn more about the Spanish wines Lopez de Heredia from Maria Vicente. I am going to let the winery explain what they are all about. “Lopez de Heredia – one of the…

The Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition Returns for its Second Year

CASC is now accepting submissions from Artisan Distilleries across Canada   After a successful inaugural year, Canada’s first – and only – national spirit competition reserved exclusively for artisan distilleries launches its second annual competition. Reflecting the growth in recent times of small-batch distilleries, last year’s competition highlighted the best artisan spirits from almost every…

Theatre Under the Stars Announces Week-Long Hold Over of Magical 2018 Season

Seven performances added in fifth consecutive extension in TUTS’ 70+ year history Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars’ (TUTS) hit productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and 42nd Street will extend their runs by one week. The seven newly added performances will run on alternating evenings at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl through August…

VANCOUVER OPERA ANNOUNCES TICKETS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE

TICKETS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE FOR VANCOUVER OPERA’S 2018/19 SEASON AND ITS 3RD ANNUAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL   Tickets and subscription packages are now available for the upcoming blockbuster 2018—2019 Vancouver Opera’s Season & Festival. The Season opens with Lehár’s The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe), an Art Nouveau-inspired comedic operetta (October 20—28, 2018, Queen…

The Vancouver Art Gallery Announces the Major Fall Exhibition Guo Pei: Couture Beyond

Fashion Masterpieces by China’s Illustrious Couturière to be Presented in Canadian Premiere   The Vancouver Art Gallery announces the Canadian premiere of Guo Pei: Couture Beyond, an exhibition of breathtaking designs from China’s foremost couturière, to be presented October 13, 2018 to January 20, 2019. Exquisite, theatrical, inimitable, Guo’s oeuvre of immaculately-crafted masterpieces evoke the…

Murals and music meet in Mount Pleasant

City of Vancouver supports Vancouver Mural Festival, running August 6-11, for third year in a row Continuing its commitment to enlivening the streetscape and maintaining and enhancing Vancouver’s arts and culture scene, the City of Vancouver is supporting next week’s Vancouver Mural Festival, which celebrates the work of 40 artists from both the Lower Mainland and…

Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockeys Took on Classic Punch – and Blew Everyone Away

The Deighton Cup celebrated its 10th anniversary this year – but that wasn’t the only milestone surrounding this prestigious event. It was also the sixth anniversary of the much-loved and highly popular Cocktail Jockey Mixologists Competition, hosted again by Cocktail Jockey Director Alex Black and The Social Concierge’s Tyson Villeneuve. And this year, 10 of BC’s most…

Bard on the Beach Extends Its Record-Breaking 29th Season With Added Shows

  Bard on the Beach announced that as a result of record-breaking demand for its ‘60s-inspired romantic comedy As You Like It, the Festival’s 29th season will be extended by a week to allow for added performances. The closing night for the Beatles-song-filled musical will now be on Friday, September 28, with four added performances…

BC PRODUCTION SECTOR, NETFLIX UNVEIL NEW INITIATIVE FOR LOCAL SCREENWRITERS

Applications now open for the new Pacific Screenwriting Program’s Scripted Series Lab Organizations and leaders from across BC’s media production sector announced the launch of the Pacific Screenwriting Program. The Program is billed as an intensive training ground that will provide support and career-advancement opportunities for active and aspiring screenwriters from across BC. The initiative…

HERE’S YOUR ‘CUE: RAILTOWN REVIVES POPULAR SATURDAY ‘TAILGATE’ BARBECUE EVENTS FOR LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THIS AUGUST

Railtown Chefs, Co-Owners Dan Olson and Tyler Day Bring the Heat, Carve the Meat, Hold Court at The Return of Railtown’s Southern-Inspired Barbecue and Streetside Parties     After a two-year hiatus, Railtown Cafe’s perennially sold-out Saturday al-fresco-style Tailgate Barbecues are back for two exclusive events at their original location in the heart of Vancouver’s historic…

COMMERCIAL DRIVE WELCOMES PEPINO’S SPAGHETTI HOUSE

Italian-American inspired “red-sauce joint’ serves up heaping portions of spaghetti and nostalgia in the heart of Little Italy    When Nick Felicella, proprietor of famed “red sauce restaurant” Nick’s Spaghetti House, decided to retire after 62 years in business on Commercial Drive, the team behind Osteria Savio Volpe jumped at the chance to take over…

Tasty Temptations Await at Provence’s Tomato Fest

TOMATOES, TOMAHTOES, POMODORO AND TOMATES ALL CELEBRATE SUMMER FLAVOURS AT PROVENCE’S TOMATO FESTIVAL   Everyone agrees that the tomato is the ultimate summer flavor. “They are the taste of the sun, and remind me of long summer days when I was a child in Provence,” says Provence Marinaside’s Executive Chef Jean Francis Quaglia. Eaten fresh-picked…

Quails’ Gate online exclusive – #PairTheMoment This Summer

#PAIRTHEMOMENT PACKAGE ONLINE EXCLUSIVE OFFER Our wines are made for pairing and sharing. That’s why we decided to put together a special #PairTheMoment package to pair with your summer moments. As a special treat, this special online-only package includes the last of our 2017 Lucy’s Block Rosé! #PairTheMoment Package 2017 Lucy’s Block Rosé | 2017 Orchard Block Gewürztraminer | 2017…

LIQUIDITY WINES AWARDED GOLD AND SILVER IN CANADA’S LEADING WINE COMPETITION

Okanagan winery honoured by the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada  and celebrates the opening of new VIP tasting lounge Liquidity Wines has been recognized among Canada’s best wineries by the 2018 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC). The winery scooped up Gold and Silver awards at the country’s biggest and most revered assessment of Canadian wines,…