SONOMA IN THE CITY VANCOUVER Presents…

Sonoma County Vintners will host two winemaker dinners in Vancouver both on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 and on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Terminal City Club an evening of Sonoma County wines. Choose either Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar or Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar for an exceptional wine dinner. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar’s Executive Chef, Frank Pabst,…

SKIMMERHORN Winery & Vineyard

By Lorne Eckersley Have you ever been lucky enough to witness the start of something new? As a resident of the Creston Valley, in the heart of the Kootenays, it has been great fun to witness the emergence of a small wine industry. In subsequent blogs I’ll try not to be quite so focused on…

OKANAGAN CRUSH PAD Haywire Pinot Noir 2012

Okanagan Crush Pad have done it again!  Five great wines all priced under $25. A Lunar New Year Celebration “Pairing Asian Flavours with Wine” presented by Haywire at Kaya Malay Bistro on West Broadway. An incredible evening of tempting dishes featuring Japanese style, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Indonesian flavour experiences all paired perfectly with a selection of haywire…

BC HOME and GARDEN SHOW at BC PLACE

The BC Home and Garden Show is truly a great event that has been helping and inspiring homeowners and gardeners, with and without green thumbs, year after year. This year in February, 2014 the show is going to be even better with experienced, well respected stars of HGTV shows       Bryan Baeumler, star of HGTV’s Leave…

The ABC’s of CULINAIRE VICTORIA

Experience Victoria’s Premiere Food Event even if you don’t have a ticket! Here are the first 12 of the 48 restaurants who will be presenters at CULINAIRE VICTORIA. We encourage you to visit any of these great restaurants, bistros, cafes or catering establishments in the coming months. MyVanCity.ca invites you to join us on a…

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL 2014

Here is everything that’s happening at the 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival http://www.vanwinefest.ca/page577.htm Some important dates: Tuesday, January 7, 9:30 a.m. All public events on sale Tuesday, January 21, 9:30 a.m. All Trade Days Conference events on sale February 11, 5 p.m. Winery dinner, Gold Pass, Trade Days Conference Pass, and group sales close February…

Harpers Trail Inaugural Cabernet Franc 2012 Release

Article courtesy of Karl Kliparchuk MyWinePal Harpers Trail Cabernet Franc 2012 For those of you who have not heard of the Harper’s Trail winery, they made news across BC as they started the first winery in the Kamloops area. Not knowing if the vines would last the winter, they tried and were successful. The weather…

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014

As we come to the end of 2013 I reflect on what an exciting year it was. I am thrilled to be the editor of this new website which transitioned from the Canada Line. I will endeavour to bring you interesting and topical articles of places and events in our great city of Vancouver. So…

DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2014

The 12th Annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival kicks off on January 17, 2014 and runs to February 2, 2014. A list of participating restaurants, their menus and open reservations begin on January 6, 2014 but American Express Card holders can register to be eligible for advanced reservations on January 3, 2014. Restaurants will offer three…

Designer Shopping at VOUS VALET

Elizabeth, owner of the exclusive designer shop Vous Valet in Yaletown, is dedicating to finding and repurposing the most exquisite and eye catching fashions, shoes and accessories. Vous Valet specializes in both current and vintage designer clothing, shoes, and accessories. Recently an inventory of Chanel suits have arrived. All items are one of a kind…

Victoria’s CULINAIRE…it’s all about the food and drink!

Victoria’s Premier Food Tasting Experience offering the opportunity to sample a selection of regional culinary bites and sips. Featured presenters will be from Victoria, Cowichan Valley, and Saltspring Island. www.culinairevictoria.com Two options for this great event 5:00 to 7:15 pm or 7:45 – 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2104 held at Crystal Gardens 713…

Government supports changes to B.C. liquor laws

The government has announced support for recommendations of the B.C. Liquor Policy Review. December 17, 2013 Drink specials with minimum prices Time limited drink specials “Happy Hour” Order a drink without ordering food Carry your drink between areas of an establishment Clubs, pubs, and Legions to allow children at certain hours All hospitality workers that…