Wine

Perfect Pairings Dinner featuring German Wines

  YEW seafood + bar’s Executive Chef Weimar Gomez and Sommelier Adam Mayhew have teamed up with Wines of Germany…

The Emerald refreshes its retro feel for spring

  Revamp blasts new vitality into club’s vintage décor, modern cocktails and irresistible bites at The Emerald   The Emerald…

CIBO Trattoria Authentic Italian reinvented

  It had been awhile since I had dined at Cibo Trattoria. For me a handy spot for a light…

Spring brings late nights, sunny days, and recognition for Gotham Steakhouse 

  Whether it’s steak, wine, or service, Gotham Steakhouse offers its guests only the very best every time they visit…

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…

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…

SABRINE, SUPREME: UVA & CIBO BAR MANAGER SABRINE DHALIWAL CROWNED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Award-Winning International Bartending Talent Becomes Only Third Woman in 28-year History of Awards to Claim Prestigious Title of Best…

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…

#WineWednesday – Liquidity new Spring releases for 2017

Happy Spring! We are excited to bring you new vintages of some of your favorite wines. Not only does Spring…

Speed Tasting with Play Estate Winery

  After visiting some local restaurants with samples of Play Estate wines, Donita Dyer, Territory Sales Manager at Empson Wines…

Coming soon: the newly redesigned Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge 

New craft cocktails offer a hint of what’s to come within the refreshed, rustic-chic space at Nita Lake Lodge On May…

#Favourites…what’s happening in Vancouver and beyond

  EASTER FEASTING: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES CELEBRATING EASY THIS APRIL WITH EXCLUSIVE EASTER TO-GO PACKAGE     EASTER SUNDAY, WEST COAST-STYLE:…

TWB-The Wine Bar & Provence Marinaside

  Pop the Cork on New Bubbly Program   What do Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label (France), La Marca Prosecco (Italy),…

#Favourites – our list of Things To Do In Vancouver and beyond…

  The Launch of The Granola Girl Foundation   Celebrate Craft Beer & Cider in Penticton at Okanagan Beer Week™…

Etsell Family introduces ‘Siggy’ to the Fraser Valley

Singletree Releases First Wines of 2016 Vintage What: Singletree Spring Release Where: Singletree Winery (5782 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford) When: Saturday,…

LOCAL WINERY DOG MAY LOSE NAMESAKE TO LOBLAWS? Comox Valley’s 40 Knots Winery battles with the Goliath 

40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery is in a David and Goliath battle with Loblaws Companies Limited.  Ziggy, their Vineyard…

A visit to Juniper – Sampling the Winter Menu before it’s gone

  I cannot believe it took me so long to try out the popular Chinatown restaurant – Juniper. Thanks to…

A new restaurant hot spot in Vancouver – Mott32

  For anyone familiar with the “hot spot” circuit of restaurants in Vancouver it’s not surprising that Mott32 would fit…

EASTER SUNDAY, WEST COAST-STYLE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE BUFFET BRUNCH SERVICE ON APRIL 16

  Executive Chef Alex Chen to Prepare Easter Feast Featuring Classic Brunch Favourites, Charcuterie, Seafood Bar, Carving Stations and Kids’-Only Menu…

Wines of British Columbia go to New York City for a Spectacular Celebration of BC Wine and Seafood

  The Wines of British Columbia and Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise have partnered to bring an exciting Canadian West Coast wine and…

  TUTTO IN FAMIGLIA: CIBO TRATTORIA, UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR ADD NEW FACES TO ITS FAMILY IN THE CUCINA AT DOWNTOWN BAR AND RESTAURANT

    Trattoria Unveils New Menus Featuring Authentic, Seasonal Italian Fare Made From Scratch, Adds Executive Chef Jonathan Chovancek, Chef…

CheckMate Merlot

A month or so after having the opportunity to sample CheckMate’s Chardonnay wines, I was invited to a Gastown restaurant…

Rah Rah for Riesling

  When you order, ‘a glass of white wine’, chances are you’ll be served a chardonnay, as these days, it…

Celebrate Spring at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival, April 19-23

  Sixth annual festival dishes up delectable oysters, remarkable craft beers, memorable wines, and the joy of winter’s end The…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

2015 Cliffhanger Red Moraine Penticton, BC $17.50 This is a blend of Merlot and Malbec. Garnet red with medium-deep intensity…

Announcing Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ

  RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. Is proud to welcome one of the South Okanagan’s most celebrated wine country restaurants, Terrafina…

#TasteofThursday Pan-Roasted BC Scallops recipe courtesy of Cookbook author Jennifer Schell

  Pan-Roasted BC Scallops with Braised Radish, Sweet Corn & Cavolo Nero     Nav Dhillon Old Vines Restaurant at…

BC Wine Chat Walk-About

Taking advantage of the fact that Vancouver was teeming with winery owners and winemakers, the BC Wine Appreciation Society held…

Support the Home Team at Free #ExploreBCWine Tastings

    On Saturday, March 18th, 2017 consumers can celebrate the taste of British Columbia with a FREE tasting of…

Record turnout & new winner at 10th annual Winemaker’s Cup

  An amateur skiing competition among professional winemakers and winery staff drew record numbers at Big White last weekend. About…