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,…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

  2015 Red Chaberton Langley, BC $15.00 Garnet red in colour tinged with purple and medium-deep intensity. Earthy, smoky notes on the nose along with dark fruit and black pepper undertones. Good balance with firm ripe tannins. The palate shows flavours of bright red fruit and smoky meat followed by a medium-plus finish. This is…

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…

Free Provence Rosé Tasting to Celebrate Rosé Month

  June is Rosé month and Wines of Provence kicks-off this celebration with a free tasting of Provence Rosés at the 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store (5555 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC) on Saturday, June 3 from 2-5pm. This free tasting features Wines of Provence Rosés from appellations including Côtes de Provence, Côteaux Varois en Provence and Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. Provence-inspired canapés will be provided by…

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)…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

2014 Splash River Stone Oliver, BC $18.90 This wine is a blend of Viognier, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer which all bring something to the glass. The wine is pale straw in colour with medium-light intensity. The nose is fruit forward with aromas of tree fruit, stone fruit wet stones and a hint of spice. Good…

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…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

2014 Pinot Noir Arrowleaf Lake Country, BC $17.90 This refreshing pinot noir is garnet red in colour with medium-light intensity. Bright cherry and raspberry on the nose with some earthy undertones. Medium-bodied with good balance and smooth ripe tannins. The flavours echo the nose and are followed by a medium-plus finish. Serve with salmon, chicken…

Spring has Arrived at Road 13 Vineyards

  Enjoy New Vintages, Extended Hours, an Early Start Wine Experience and Preview to Summer Fun    As spring descends upon  Road 13 Vineyard it’s an exciting time to celebrate our newly released vintages and, fingers crossed, the end of a long winter. The warmer weather brings the season for wine tripping, extended hours and most-importantly enjoying…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery offers Bed & Bottle retreat

  Grouse House now open for reservations Blue Grouse Estate Winery announces the much-anticipated opening of its Grouse House, an exclusive ‘Bed & Bottle’ retreat for wine lovers, exquisitely set within the heart of the historic estate vineyard. Located within minutes from the quaint seaside community of Cowichan Bay, and less than an hour from downtown Victoria,…

TRIPLE THREAT: L’ABATTOIR WINS TRIO OF AWARDS AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

 L’Abattoir’s Signature Modern French Cuisine Earns Restaurant Gold in ‘Best Gastown/Railtown’, Silver In ‘Best French’ Categories, and Sommelier of the Year for Lisa Haley at Prestigious Annual Awards   The L’Abattoir team has plenty of reasons to celebrate today after the Gastown hotspot won gold for Best Gastown/Railtown, silver for Best French, and Wine Director/Assistant General Manager Lisa Haley…

TWB-The Wine Bar & Provence Marinaside

  Pop the Cork on New Bubbly Program   What do Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label (France), La Marca Prosecco (Italy), Mas Fi Cava (Spain), LINI 910 ‘Lambrusca’ Lambrusco Rosso (Italy), Benjamin Bridge Method Traditional Brut (Nova Scotia) Zanatta ‘Fantasia’ Brut (Cowichan Valley BC) Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 (France) and all have in common? Well yes,…