Hawksworth Restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine Kristian Eligh Wins B.C.’s 2014 Gold Medal

    Hawksworth Restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine Kristian Eligh proved his culinary prowess last night, taking home the gold award at the Victoria 2014 Gold Medal Plates competition held at the Victoria Convention Centre. Chef Eligh went head to head with eight of the province’s finest chefs at the prestigious culinary competition and will now go on … Read moreHawksworth Restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine Kristian Eligh Wins B.C.’s 2014 Gold Medal

Summerhill Supports David Suzuki’s Life of Action

  Award-winning Organic Wines to be Showcased at VIP Event   The Story:   On his last national tour, David Suzuki shares the wisdom of a life full of action and celebrates Canadians who are standing up for the people and places they love. A special VIP reception at the VSO School of Music (843 Seymour … Read moreSummerhill Supports David Suzuki’s Life of Action

Grab a bottle from Oz

  There was a time when I had struck Australian wines from my list. I found them to be a whole lot of the same. The best word to describe them? Homogenized. Thankfully those days are over and Aussie wines are back on my table. My latest find is Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon. This … Read moreGrab a bottle from Oz

Celebrate Seafood at Hart House Restaurant

  From now until November 16th, Burnaby’s Hart House at Deer Lake is showcasing the amazing abundance of seafood with which BC is blessed. The three-course Seafood Celebration menu gives guests a choice of appetizer, main, and dessert at $38 per guest. Born and raised here in BC, Chef Michael Genest has designed a menu that … Read moreCelebrate Seafood at Hart House Restaurant

DRINK BIG AT TASTE OF TULALIP MAGNUM PARTY 2014

  BIG Names, BIG Bottles, BIG Party   Wine aficionados always linger longer at the exclusive Magnum Party, a treasured ticket at Taste of Tulalip – the Resort Casino’s annual award-winning  weekend event.  Taking place November 15, this exclusive Saturday sampling is expanding to two rooms which will allow for a greater audience.   Executive … Read moreDRINK BIG AT TASTE OF TULALIP MAGNUM PARTY 2014

IMPROMPTU OKANAGAN EXCURSION – part deux

With Wine Tourism Day coming up on November 8 it seems timely to complete my list of places to visit in the Okanagan. I actually travelled to the Okanagan on two occasions this past September. Neither trip was planned in advance yet we managed to pack in a lot in just a few days. I … Read moreIMPROMPTU OKANAGAN EXCURSION – part deux

Swirl White Rock Winemakers Dinner November 6

Join Us for Swirl Wine Store White Rock Winemakers Dinner Series! Wine and dine with our Chief Winemaker, Matt Dumayne, at Swirl Wine Store in White Rock for a winemakers dinner on November 6th! Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 Time: 7pm to 9pm Place: Swirl Wine Store White Rock – 15222 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC Tickets: … Read moreSwirl White Rock Winemakers Dinner November 6

Up your home’s style and value with Frontier Luxury Flooring

Looking to up the style and value of your for-sale home in one fell swoop? Approach home improvement from the bottom up with stylish, high-quality flooring options from Frontier Luxury Flooring that are sure to give your space a competitive edge in the housing market. Whether opting for long-length engineered hardwood that works to elongate … Read moreUp your home’s style and value with Frontier Luxury Flooring

Wine Wednesday @RonWilsonVan

  Now that the weather has turned most of us reach for our favorite comfort meals and wines that go with them. This rustic red from Sicily is reliable and widely available through B.C. Liquor stores. Nero D’Avola is medium bodied with the taste of cherries and coffee. Dark red in colour and a great match … Read moreWine Wednesday @RonWilsonVan

Hot Holiday Homes Tour Returns: Six homes, dozens of designers, hundreds of ticket holders and thousands of Christmas ornaments

  As sure as the holiday season arrives, so does the Kelowna Christmas classic – Hot Holiday Homes.  This self-guided tour of decorated homes returns Saturday, November 15th from 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm.     Hot Holiday Homes features six privately owned homes that have been decorated by proud homeowners and talented designers exclusively for this self-guided holiday tour. This year, many homeowners have taken the decorating reins themselves leveraging … Read moreHot Holiday Homes Tour Returns: Six homes, dozens of designers, hundreds of ticket holders and thousands of Christmas ornaments