Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Shop the Wine Sale at Tulalip Resort

  Tulalip Resort’s annual Taste of Tulalip Holiday Wine Sale is the perfect place to do some holiday shopping. Their sale will feature over 100 remarkable wine selections from around the world, and will be held on Tuesday, November 21; Wednesday, November 22; and Black Friday, November 24 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. While…

#TasteofThursday Chefs Jackson and DeSouza Table-Side Tuna Ceviche recipe

  This is the third in the series of recipes from the spectacular  – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience event held August 25, 2017. This week we are excited to share the recipe for Table-Side Tuna Ceviche from Chefs John Jackson and Connie DeSouza of Charcut, charbar and Alley Burger, the Second…

LITTLE ZIGGY IS FIGHTING BACK

  Comox Valley’s 40 Knots Winery continues to battle with Loblaws   40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery continues their David and Goliath battle with Loblaws Companies Limited. Since February 12, 2016, 40 Knots has been fighting for their trademark of Ziggy wine, and it’s not over yet. Ziggy, their Vineyard whippet, is nicknamed after…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Fairview Cellars

  We are pleased to bring you our second Holiday Gift Suggestion – Fairview Cellars Cabernet Franc at $35.99 and Fairview Cellars The Bear Red Blend $46.99. Two of our favourites and both are delicious. All of our recommendations are wines we have personally tasted and enjoyed. Please note that vintage availability will vary. These…

Tulalip Resort Casino Hosts Annual Taste of Tulalip Holiday Wine Sale This November 21, 22 and 24

  Shop for the Perfect Holiday Gift at a Fraction of the Price!     Tulalip Resort Casino’s Sommelier Tom Thompson is extending a generous invitation to all wine lovers and holiday gift givers to the Resort’s annual Taste of Tulalip Holiday Wine Sale. The sale will feature over 100 remarkable wine selections from around the…

FARMER’S APPRENTICE WELCOMES KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN FOR SECOND COLLABORATIVE DINNER OF 2017

  Chefs Gunawan and Matarai Join Forces to Host a Six-Course Dinner with Sake, Wine Pairings on November 20   Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan and Chef/Owner Ryoma Matarai of Kitsilano restaurant Kinome Japanese Kitchen will combine their culinary talents for a special collaborative dinner at the award-winning South Granville dining room on Monday, November 20…

Italian Wines in the World

  Italy is an ancient wine world with more than 500 DOC’s or specific recognized wine regions and more than 2000 grape varieties. Italy has 700 000 hectares of vineyards (by comparison, BC has about 4 000 ha). Wine Meridian is an online magazine that is devoted to promoting quality Italian wines in North America…

GOLD RUSH: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR CHEF ALEX CHEN WINS HIS SECOND GOLD MEDAL PLATES TITLE AT THE 2017 REGIONALS IN VICTORIA

  Previous Champion Returns to Top of Podium at 12th Annual Prestigious Chef Competition, Earns Right to Represent BC at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, February 2 to 3, 2018   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen claimed the crown for the second time at the annual Gold Medal Plates culinary competition in…

Wine Touring in the Okanagan Valley – Quails’ Gate Winery

  Quails’ Gate is a large, family owned winery located in West Kelowna. The family has farmed the land since 1956 and opened a winery in 1989. True to their word standards and integrity are maintained by the family who established the winery. The winery is an example of what comes of hard work, focus…

Road 13 Vineyards Celebrates Successful Summer Season, Bounty of Awards, New Fall Releases Plus Wine Pairing Recipe From Ned Bell

  Road 13 Vineyards saw another busy summer season of wine loving tourists and locals through their Golden Mile Bench tasting room. With a number of wines in the portfolio currently sold out and a bounty of awards at the British Columbia Wine Awards and Wine Align National Wine Awards – it’s safe to say the…

The California (Wine) Legacy

  The California Wine Legacy   Signorello, Stags’ Leap, White Rock… some of the most iconic names in the California/American wine industry. Now these wineries and many more are smouldering ruins and in the wake of these fires a piece of our collective history, our living history, has gone too. We in British Columbia understand…