Wine

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…

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards reopens for the season – Winery restaurant offers special value $39 menu for March

  Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is pleased to announce the reopening of its winery restaurant Miradoro, after their annual two-month closure…

Mirabel Vineyards Announces Debut Release – Reimer Family focused on terroir-driven Pinot Noir

Doug and Dawn Reimer are pleased to launch their inaugural Mirabel Vineyards wine with the release of the 2015 Pinot…

Wine or Beer?  Hart House Restaurant Menu Courts Controversy 

  Whether food goes better with beer or with wine has been a hotly debated topic at many a late-night…

KINDRED SPIRITS: DAVID GUNAWAN OF FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND RYOMA MATARAI OF KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN JOIN FORCES FOR DUO OF COLLABORATIVE DINNERS

  Acclaimed Vancouver Chefs Host Exclusive One-off Dinners Featuring Six Courses, Sake + Wine Pairings at Respective Restaurants March 13…

Amazing Wines Vancouver Has Never Heard Of

  For well over a decade, the Montréal based APVSA, the Association for the promotion of Wines (Vins) and Spirits…

Grandfather of BC Wine Recognized for Contributions to Canada’s Wine Industry

    VanWineFest’s Highest Honour presented to Harry McWatters   The Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional (SIP)…

Burn Up the Slopes, Chill by the Fireplace:  Canada’s Quails’ Gate Winery Offers Dream Winter Getaway

    Quails’ Gate Winery’s Ultimate Winter Okanagan Package is the perfect antidote to the seasonal blahs:  you’ll ski like…

Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Festival Returns This Spring

  Weekend-long celebration of food and film set to take place in the South Okanagan, May 5 – 7   The world’s…

La Pentola Welcomes Back its Family Supper Series 

Celebrate “All Things Piedmont” with a nine-course feast on February 19 Yaletown’s Italian-inspired culinary gem, La Pentola will be celebrating…

  HQ Wine + Spirits is BC’s Newest Sales Agency

  Good people collaborate and bring great wines to the market HQ Wine + Spirits is the newest beverage alcohol sales…

Bench 1775 Winery our recommendations from @Sam_WineTeacher

  The wines that Val Tait, viticulturalist and winemaker at Bench 1775, makes all have their own character and are…

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2015 Chardonnay (Crofters) Houghton Margaret River, Australia $16.99 This Aussie chardonnay is delicate and elegant. Lemon yellow with medium-light intensity…

GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH LEGENDARY WINEMAKER CHRIS FIGGINS 

  Sip Hard to Find Wines from Leonetti Cellars, FIGGINS, and Toil Oregon at Taste of Tulalip Wine Seminar on…

FEBRUARY FEATURES AT OYAMA SAUSAGE CO.

  Oyama Sausage Co. was recently awarded by Westender Magazine a first place (GOLD) in the categories of Best Deli…

A Valentine’s Day Menu for the Chocoholic at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

  Rocky Mountain Flatbread and Koko Monk Chocolates are delighted to present our second annual Valentine’s Day Menu for the…

Rocking the Super Bowl party with The View Winery

  Super Bowl parties vary depending on the host and the guests. Everything from the fancy with phyllo wrapped, baked…

SEAFOOD WITH A SIDE OF SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

  The Holy Crab grand opens TODAY Wednesday, February 1   It is time to roll up those sleeves, don…

Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck

  2012 Serious Syrah Pacific Breeze New Westminster, BC $22.99 This is Pacific Breeze’s first foray into Syrah. The grapes…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening January 27 – February 3

  Here are the future events that you will need to reserve or buy tickets for NOW: IN FULL BLOOM:…

Ten Wines from the Veneto

  Over the holidays I was lucky enough to be invited to taste some Italian wines, not currently available in…

2017 BC Sommelier of the Year

  My wine background began as a home winemaker, some thirty odd years ago. Years later I trained to be…