#FridayFavourites – what’s happening September 23 to 30

  A SECOND MUSICAL BLOODBATH HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CATCHY   Pacific Theatre presents  A GOOD WAY OUT by Cara Norrish   The Chan Centre Launches its Exhilarating 2016/17 Season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue   Vancouver TheatreSports™ Presents Trump Card – Winner Takes All   Colin Mochrie, Canadian Comedy Icon, Returns to Vancouver for…

The Grape Debate 2016

Should wine be made to age or made to drink? The Grape Debate 2016   It’s the ultimate act of delayed gratification – purchasing a bottle of wine with the intention of not opening it, possibly for many years. While the temptation of a well-stocked wine cellar is great, the rewards for ageing bottles are often…

Buying Local Means Giving Local

 This Holiday Season with BC VQA Wine Portion of December BC VQA Wine sales goes towards Food Banks BC   Buying Local Means Giving Local this Holiday Season with BC Wineries give local this holiday season donating partial proceeds from sales in BC VQA Wine Stores towards Food Banks BC as a proud sponsor of the 29th Annual…

ChefmeetsBCGrape celebrates 11 years pairing BC VQA wine and food

After 11 years ChefmeetsBCGrape is still going strong. With an increase in ticket sales and attendance by 90 wineries and ten restaurants, ChefmeetsBCGrape is continuing its tradition of wine and food pairing success in Vancouver. “This event not only supports a great organization, with all proceeds going to the Arts Club Theatre Company, but it…

Government Policy Announcement Good for BC Wine Industry and Sales of BC VQA Wine

Today’s announcement by the provincial government, regarding the implementation of more Liquor Policy Review recommendations, levels the playing field for the liquor retailing industry, according to the BC Wine Institute. “We support the government’s move to harmonize and simplify policies,” said Josie Tyabji, Chair of the Board of Directors for the BCWI. “These changes ensure…

BC Wineries Report Success at Farmers’ Markets

The first season of selling local wine, beer and spirits at farmers’ markets in British Columbia was good for consumers, vendors and the markets. Starting in June, BC Farmers’ Markets offered sales of locally-made wine, beer and spirits, following the provincial government’s move to modernize liquor laws. These changes came as the result of Parliamentary…