Wine Reviews by the Wine Teacher

2013 Pinot Noir (Red Carpet) Cassini Cellars Oliver, BC $17.87 Bronze Medal Tasted 2014 07 Garnet red colour with medium intensity.  Sour cherry raspberry, vanilla with a hint of earth on the nose.  Good balance with a sweet entry.  Ripe cherry and red current flavours.  A medium finish.   2010 Chardonnay Meyer Family Okanagan Falls,…

Fashioning Cancer Fundraiser

A Night of Fashion, Art, and Music Supporting Cancer Prevention WHAT: alumni UBC welcomes fashion, art, and music lovers to Fashioning Cancer, a fundraiser in support of the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Centre at UBC. The event is part of Western Living Design Week and will feature the auction of ten exquisite evening gowns…

The District: North Vancouver Restaurant Food Adventure

North Vancouver is not a place I venture to often. Sure, it’s only a 20 minute sea bus ride away from downtown but what’s out there anyway? Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, and Lonsdale Quay. Chef Paul Mon-Kau showed me that it’s worth the extra time to head across the water.  My partner and I…

TRAVEL DOWN UNDER WITH CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS 

  Cathay Pacific Airline offers fare savings for Canadian travellers to Australia and New Zealand   For a limited period, Cathay Pacific is offering savings up to 12% off Premium Economy and Economy Class airfares from Canada to Auckland and a choice of 6 cities in Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Cairns…

Touring Shelter Point Distillery

  A purveyor of single malt whisky sown, grown and distilled right here on Vancouver Island. Nestled between Courtenay and Campbell River this nearly 400 acre estate is home to Shelter Point Distillery. Since my first visit to Shelter Point Distillery they have added Still Master Vodka, a tripled distilled vodka infused with flavours. This…

Moe’s Home Collection furniture designs

  Certain furniture designers leave lasting impressions on public opinion and design-driven trend curves (Eames family, our hats are off to you). MOE’S Home Collection seeks to put a contemporary spin on familiar classics with both its proprietary collections and third-party lines. Scandinavian-inspired dining chairs, cubic occasional chairs and futuristic dining tables offer an evolution of…

Win tickets to Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Announces 2014 Film Lineup Chile To Be Guest Country at The 12th Edition The 12th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF), the largest festival of Latin American cinema in Canada, is proud to announce its 2014 lineup. VLAFF’s film selection has been recognized internationally for its curatorial vision that honours…

SEPTEMBER AT BARD – MORE SHOWS ADDED DUE TO TICKET DEMAND

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has announced it is adding performances to its September schedule in response to the high ticket demand for its popular 25th anniversary season.  Three evening performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BMO Mainstage) have been added between September 14 and 19. Six afternoon and evening performances of Cymbeline (Howard Family Stage) have been added between September…

SAVOUR SUMMER

THE HEAT WAVES OF SUMMER ARE NOT OVER – WHICH MEANS OUTDOOR PARTIES, AL FRESCO DINING AND BBQ SEASON CONTINUES!   Save our flagship reds for events where there is the time to give them the attention they deserve and instead look to our Petit Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Ava, the perfect pairings for a…

Wine Wednesday review by Sam the Wine Teacher

2012 Freudian Sip (White Blend) Therapy Naramata, BC $17.50 Bronze medal 2014 07 This secret blend is pale straw in colour with medium-light intensity.  Granny Smith apple, peach juice and citrus aromas on the nose.  Good balance.  Dry apple, melon, citrus and mineral on the palate.  A medium-long finish. 2012 Pink Freud (Rosé) Therapy Naramata,…

MEET TIFFANY T 

  An Unapologetically Modern Collection by Tiffany’s New Design Director   In her new role as Tiffany’s design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof took the measure of the city—its power, energy and daring—and captured it in the graphic Tiffany T.   Born in New York, Tiffany T is an icon for a new era. Amfitheatrof dedicates it…

Whistler Search and Rescue Society’s 14th Annual “Wine’d Up” Gourmet Dinner & Auction

15th Annual “Wine’d Up” Gourmet Dinner & Auction in Support of Whistler Search & Rescue Whistler Search and Rescue Society (WSAR) will hold their fifteenth annual gourmet dinner and auction, “Wine’d Up”, on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.   Attendees at this popular event will enjoy an evening of outstanding cuisine prepared by five of Whistler’s…

A Good Craic To Be Sure

By Ryan Lewis A proper pint and a good craic, coming to a neighborhood near you! Mahony & Sons is set to open a third location at Stamps Landing (once Monk McQueens) this week and I was lucky enough to be on hand when they shared a little about the new location, design inspiration and…

BLISS: Permission for full self-expression

  An event designed for people who want to enjoy an evening of live entertainment, support local artisans & craftsman, get healing in an alcohol/drug free environment. Event: BLISS Time: 6:00-10:30pm Location: Vital Health & Wellness Clinic, 1855 W.4th Street, Vancouver Cost: $25 RSVP Musician: Thomas Beckman, Violinist: www.thomastheviolist.com. Shine Kelly, Singer & acoustic guitar:…

MetamorFest will hit the streets of Mount Pleasant

The Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House has partnered with Western Front, Broadway Youth Resource Centre, Vancouver Native Housing, and the Broadway East Art Walk to once again bring you its annual community festival, MetamorFest! Proudly sponsored by CiTR radio, Eastside Fitness, and QM/FM, this year’s festival is a celebration that you do not want to miss!…

Stress free weeknight dinners from Chef Paul

  Back to school, back to school! It’s a busy time for kids and parents alike, and that’s without worrying about mealtime. While it can be tempting to dip into last year’s repertoire, why not try fuelling the family with some fresh new dishes? Chef Paul Mon-Kau of The District Restaurant Group isn’t just a…