My Trip to Mendoza, Argentina

I was recently on a Holland America cruise with a friend, so most everything was planned out for us. We left a few days early in order to see Mendoza, Argentina. I couldn’t go to South America without visiting one of its most important wine regions.   Mendoza is a desert-like climate nestled at the…

D is for dining…at CULINAIRE Victoria

The next dozen presenting restaurants of 2014 Culinaire Victoria start with “D” for Dining in Victoria. For those who missed out on this seasons’ hottest ticket here is a continuation of the list of great restaurants, bistros, pubs and caterers who will be presenting their gourmet and gourmand delights at CULINAIRE VICTORIA. All these fabulous…

21 Outstanding SONOMA COUNTY Wineries

  Sonoma County Vintners will visit Vancouver, bringing with them a treasure trove of sunshine-infused wines from the golden state. An evening of wine tasting at the Terminal City Club will offer wine lovers the chance to chat with principals and taste top bottles from    21 Sonoma County wineries: Sonoma in the City –…

Top exhibition hits BC Place Stadium

Top exhibition of all things renovation & design to hit BC Place Stadium February 19-23, 2014 Real advice, inspiration and experts will make home improvement magic at the 41st annual BC Home + Garden Show Gearing up for a home makeover? The 41st annual BC Home + Garden Show will offer real advice, real inspiration and real experts to help prep for any…

DINE OUT VANCOUVER and the Chef Soup Experiment

What could be better than soup created by 50 of the Top Chefs of Vancouver? Answer – FREE Soup !   That’s right, starting at 12:30 pm the Chef Soup Experiment will be serving their soup and it’s FREE! On January 17th Tourism Vancouver kicks off the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival with a serving of creatively and collectively prepared soup. Served while it…

Haywire Winery Introduces BC Wine to Asian Community

 Summerland based winery, Okanagan Crush Pad, owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, and home to their Haywire wine, is known and awarded for its innovation.  For the first time, a BC winery will introduce a guide to pairing BC wines with Asian cuisine, and offer a specially labeled Haywire wine crafted for BC’s Asian community to celebrate…

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…