Judging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

  I was lucky enough to be invited to judge at this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards, held at Government House in Victoria. These wine awards, established in 2003, by then Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, are designed to recognize excellence in wine making. Unlike other competitions, there are no bronze, silver or gold medals handed…

Global Alliance to Protect Wine Place Names Welcomes the British Columbia Wine Institute During Vinexpo 2017

  Wine Origins group expands to 23 with addition of British Columbia, McLaren Vale and Texas   Leadership from the world’s premier wine regions hosted a tasting event today at Vinexpo 2017 to welcome three new members to the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin. The British Columbia Wine Institute of Canada, which represents…

Liber Farm & Winery Focuses on Organics

  New Similkameen Valley Winery Releases its 2016 Vintage   A new organic, Similkameen vineyard is set to debut their 2016 vintage.  The riverfront vineyard and winery located in Cawston was purchased by Nicole and Mike Dowell in March 2016, and will focus on small lot wine, produced from organic grapes.   Liber Farm, named…

LIQUIDITY WINES TOASTS BIG WINS AT TWO GLOBAL WINE COMPETITIONS

  The team at Liquidity Wines is celebrating two new additions to their awards shelf granted by the industry’s most prestigious wine excellence programs. In the last month, the winery’s 2015 Chardonnay Estate and 2015 Pinot Noir Estate received top honours in the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine & Spirit Competition,…

Mirabel Vineyards Release Debut Rosé

  Limited quantities available of Sustainably-Farmed Wine Available just in time for al fresco dining, Kelowna’s Mirabel Vineyards is proud to announce the release of its first-ever Rosé, (SKU: 6963 / $30.00 SRP) made from the estate’s sustainably-farmed Pinot Noir. The grapes were hand-harvested on October 12, 2016, cropped low at just 3.5 tons per acre. Gentle handling…

H2 Rotisserie & Bar is The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver’s vibrant new eatery

  Informal hotspot highlights rotisserie, local producers, distillers and craft beer-makers   Upscale comfort food, local micro beer and regional spirits are the focus of The Westin Bayshore’s new H2 Rotisserie & Bar. Now open, the thoroughly modern restaurant and bar, with its unrivalled location on Vancouver’s iconic seawall, replaces both Seawall Bar & Grill…

Singletree Winery Releases Grüner Veltliner

  The Highly Anticipated Single Varietal Releases for Mother’s Day   What : Singletree Release of Grüner Veltliner When: Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 14 (12-5:30pm) Where: Singletree Winery (5782 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford) Just in time for Mother’s Day is the first chance to sample and purchase the Singletree 2016 Grüner Veltliner. (Retail price is $17.30 per tax)…

BC Pinot Noir Celebration Brings 34 Top Pinot Producers Together With Five of Western Canada’s Best Chefs

  On August 19, 2017, the BC Pinot Noir Celebration returns with 34 top Pinot Noir producers coming together with five of Western Canada’s top chefs for an unforgettable evening of wine and food at Kaleden’s famed Linden Gardens. Now in its fourth year, the BC Pinot Noir Celebration (BCPNC) is bigger than ever before…