My 5 Favourite Wines from Cornucopia 2015

Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Food + Drink, finished almost one month ago, but why does it matter?  Well there were many very good BC, and foreign, wines that attendees were given a chance to taste at various dinners, walk-about events, and seminars.  I spent many hours in seminars over the 2 weekends at Cornucopia and … Read moreMy 5 Favourite Wines from Cornucopia 2015

Restaurant Hopping at Tasting Plates Downtown South

Tasting Plates

Have you ever attended a Tasting Plates event by Vancouver Foodster?  If not, it is a great way to try small samples of food from different restaurants.  This past week Vancouver Foodster, chose the region of “Downtown South” to show off their cuisine.  I was looking forward to this event as the list of restaurants … Read moreRestaurant Hopping at Tasting Plates Downtown South

Ancora Dining – Where Peru Meets Japan in Vancouver

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio, is Vacouver’s newest upscale eatery, located in the former C Restaurant space, and located along the False Creek seawall, looking directly across at Granville Island.  What makes this restaurant interesting is that it combines West Coast sustainable cuisine with Peruvian and Japanese touches. Managed by Vescovi, the former manager and … Read moreAncora Dining – Where Peru Meets Japan in Vancouver

Giusti – Where Italy and Canada Come Together

For those of you that attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a winery from Italy showing off their range of Proseccos.  And it had a Canadian connection that I did not know about.  The winery in question is Giusti Wine, from Veneto, Italy. Veneto is known for their Proseccos, Italian style bubble that … Read moreGiusti – Where Italy and Canada Come Together

Some Sparkling Options for New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, you are having a party with family and friends, but what festive wine to buy?  Champagne, Cremant, Prosecco, other?  Fortunately there is a wide variety of sparkling wines from around the world that you can choose from.  Below are a couple that won’t set you back too … Read moreSome Sparkling Options for New Years Eve

Getting Gluten Free and More at the Fraser Valley Food Show

    I think if we are given a healthy choice, we would like to take it.  Sometimes though people have health conditions, where your choices for what food is better for your body is not as widely available, or you do not know where to get this.  This weekend is the Fraser Valley Food … Read moreGetting Gluten Free and More at the Fraser Valley Food Show

A Quick Sangria Recipe for a Hot Summer Day

It’s summer time, hot, and hard to be productive.  Don’t you agree?  Sipping a nice refreshing Sangria on your patio would be a great way to spend the afternoon.  I recently went to Spain and enjoyed some Sangria at a restaurant there.  Back in Vancouver, the pitcher can be filled with slices of oranges, lemons, … Read moreA Quick Sangria Recipe for a Hot Summer Day

A California Conundrum Worth Tasting

Last week in Vancouver was the California Wine Fair, which comes every year at this time, with proceeds to support the Arts Club Theatre Company.  It is always interesting to try the big California Cabernets and Chardonnays that they are famous for, but there are also Pinot Noir, sparkling wines, and blends that should not … Read moreA California Conundrum Worth Tasting

Have You Tried Steller’s Jay Pinnacle Sparkling Wine?

We all love to love our local wines.  When we think of BC wines probably the first thing that jumps to your mind would be aromatic white wines like Pinot Gris or Gewurztraminer.  A few of you may have gone the red route, and mentioned Syrah or Merlot.  But what I would like to introduce … Read moreHave You Tried Steller’s Jay Pinnacle Sparkling Wine?

Give Grenache A Chance

When someone asks if you like red wine, what do you think of?  French Bordeaux? Australian Shiraz? Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon? Argentinean Malbec? What about Grenache? Grenache is a red grape variety of note from the Rhone Valley (as well as Spain where it is known as Garnacha), that has spread across the world.  You … Read moreGive Grenache A Chance

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