TASTE OF TULALIP ALL-AMERICAN MASH UP

  A Night of Sipping the Most Sought-After & Unrivaled American Whiskies   Tulalip Resort Casino Sommelier Tom Thompson invites whiskey worshipers and novices to come tasting with him at 6 pm on Friday, August 25 at The Draft Sports Bar and Grill Patio for his first annual Taste of Tulalip All-American Mash Up. It’s…

Canada’s First National Spirit Competition Announced

  The Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition is now accepting submissions   Raise a cocktail glass and get ready to toast: Canada’s first, and only, national spirit competition reserved exclusively for artisan distilleries launches today. In recent years, Canadian micro-distilleries have seized the spotlight, and the Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition (CASC) takes as its mission the goal…

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…

The Fourth Annual BC Distilled Festival Set to Take Place April 8, 2017

  Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery BC Distilled Festival features more than 30 BC distilleries Canada’s premier showcase of artisan distilleries takes place Saturday, April 8, with 32 regional, small batch and micro-distilleries pouring samples at the 4th annual BC Distilled festival at the Croatian Cultural Centre. “We continue to see phenomenal growth in both the…

GIN FOR THE WIN: LONG TABLE DISTILLERY’S LONDON DRY GIN GARNERS FIRST PLACE AT INAUGURAL VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

Canadian Small-batch Craft Distillery Singled Out For First Place In Gin Category Long Table Distillery took a seat at the proverbial head of the table when the results of the inaugural Vancouver International Spirits Competition were announced on Saturday, April 16. The Vancouver-based small-batch craft distillery claimed first place in the Gin Category for its flagship London Dry Gin. Long Table’s London Dry…

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

If you move quickly, you might still find some seating available at one of the many restaurants participating in this great initiative of the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) and Wines of British Columbia. (And now BC Craft Brewers Guild.) Renamed and expanded to include menus paired with craft beer and spirits as well…

BITTERED SLING’S SPIRITS MASTER CLASSES

CLASS ACT: BITTERED SLING’S LAUREN MOTE TO CURATE SPIRITS MASTER CLASSES, ROBBIE BURNS DINNER DURING 2016 DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL Seminars will Feature Topics Ranging from Scottish Whiskies to Tequila and Mezcal and Evolution of Bitters   Bittered Sling will go to the head of the class this January when the internationally-acclaimed artisanal bitters maker headlines a series…

Shhhh!   It’s a Secret

Hidden away at the foot of Hornby Street in Vancouver, just south of Pacific, is the unassuming Long Table Distillery.  Opened just about a year ago, by Charles Tremewen, former Mount Robson National Park Ranger, it has a line up of hand crafted, small batch and locally sourced organic spirits, including vodka, several gins, Marc…

Spring Flavours & Innovations

  My afternoon this past week was an introduction to new beverages that are either speculative or recently listed in the government liquor stores presented at a New Product Salon. Here is what I sampled, in random order, which is only a fraction of what was being poured. The majority are speculative beverages and I…

BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort

High speed quad at Apex Mountain Resort   Bid adieu to mid-winter blues and pack your winter gear because time’s a wasting to get in on the first annual BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort on February 22. I know I’ll be there! http://www.apexresort.com/activities-events/apexbrewski/ It is a new event added to the…