Long Table Distilleries & Walter Caesar Mix

With the first days of summer upon us and Canada Day fast approaching, its time to celebrate with some of BC’s finest offerings. Such was the case at the Long Table Distillery – www.longtabledistillery.com – this past Monday with a celebration of Canada’s national drink; the Caesar. Not long ago we were using just the basic … Read moreLong Table Distilleries & Walter Caesar Mix

Rosé Smackdown at Marquis Wine Cellar

“Bright, Fresh, Refreshing, Pristine, Alive, Vibrant!”   These are the words from Michael Bartier of B&S wines, that describe” its not just the wines from the Okanagan but the Okanagan itself.” Marquis Wine Cellar was the venue for the second annual Rosé Smack Down with Michael Bartier in one corner defending the 2011 Haywire Rosé … Read moreRosé Smackdown at Marquis Wine Cellar

California Wine Fair: April 22 Vancouver Convention Center

I love California and I love their wines! This event was packed with great examples of what makes their wines so enjoyable. Whether you are looking for crisp, light Sauvignon Blanc, creamy Chardonnay, silky Pinot Noir, or bold Cabs, you will not be disappointed with some of the new offerings about to hit our shelves. … Read moreCalifornia Wine Fair: April 22 Vancouver Convention Center

Pasa Robles wine country

    If you want a new kind of California wine adventure, then head to Pasa Robles wine country;  With gently rolling hills dotted with oak trees, vineyards, olive groves and almond farms, this is a fantastic area to spend a few days exploring. The historic town of Pasa Robles is filled with great restaurants … Read morePasa Robles wine country

Santa Barbara’s Wine Country; Part 1: Los Olivos

  Its always wonderful and refreshing to get away from it all – the rain, job, stress, and head off to someplace warm; for me it was a trip to sunny California. I started off in LA driving up the coastal highway through Malibu, Ventura,  eventually stopping in the gorgeous town of Santa Barbara. In … Read moreSanta Barbara’s Wine Country; Part 1: Los Olivos

What’s Trending in France: Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest Lecture

  What’s Trending in France?  Vancouver International Wine Festival Lecture Series Is France still a trend setter?  Do we want them to be “ modern” with their wine making?,  do they want to be modern or traditionalists?  Can they be both? This was a lively discussion of some of France’s most respected winemakers and producers … Read moreWhat’s Trending in France: Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest Lecture

The Birthplace of Terroir: Vancouver International Wine Festival

  The Vancouver International Wine Festivals host country this year was France and what a fantastic showing of exciting wines. I attended an excellent lecture from the leading French producers on the subject of terroir, which most people would agree has been best defined by the French, for their history, culture, and wines, all seamlessly … Read moreThe Birthplace of Terroir: Vancouver International Wine Festival

A different type of food and wine experience

  Off the Eaten Track; A different type of food and wine experience in the city and a chance to get to know not only my camera a bit better, but to meet some like minded individuals and explore a few unique spots in Vancouver. This was also a part of Dine Out but with … Read moreA different type of food and wine experience

Lunch at West Restaurant – Dine Out Vancouver

  What could be better than a warm sunny day in January?  Having a lovely lunch with your best friend in an award winning restaurant featuring regional cuisine in Vancouver’s stylish South Granville district; West is all this and more!     Our first course began with a creamy golden beet and orange velouté poured … Read moreLunch at West Restaurant – Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Vancouver – WEST Restaurant + Bar

  Dine Out Vancouver Festival – WEST RESTAURANT What a fantastic evening filled with award winning wines and sumptuous food; a sold out event and no wonder! Chef Chris Whittaker paired his delicious local and sustainably farmed dishes with JAK Meyer’s consistently elegant Wines. After a short introduction by both men, the first course and … Read moreDine Out Vancouver – WEST Restaurant + Bar

La Pentola della Quercia

  Awarded the Silver medal for Best New Restaurant 2013  by Vancouver magazine, La Pentola della Quercia delivers a glorious performance with their Dine Out Vancouver Festival menu.  Chef Lucais Syme hits all the marks with his northern Italian inspired menu, highlighting the diversity of farm to table ingredients that discerning Vancouver diners have come to … Read moreLa Pentola della Quercia

Meyer Family Vineyards Winemakers Dinner at Forage

  What a fantastic evening filled with award winning wines and sumptuous food; a sold out event and no wonder! Chef Chris Whittaker paired his delicious local and sustainably farmed dishes with JAK Meyer’s consistently elegant Wines. After a short introduction by both men, the first course and flight of wines were presented and it … Read moreMeyer Family Vineyards Winemakers Dinner at Forage