Fawlty Towers

  New Westminster’s Vagabond Players must be doing something right, as this is their 77th season.  I just attended their production of Fawlty Towers, written by the legendary team of John Cleese and Connie Booth. The play features three of the original twelve television episodes:  Gourmet Night, Waldorf Salad and The Germans.  Director Casey Por … Read moreFawlty Towers

Westwood Wines Wine Tasting June 13th – 16th

  At Westwood Wines this week, they are tasting wines from 50th Parallel Estate on Friday, June 13th and new releases from Cassini Cellars of Oliver from Saturday June 14th to Tuesday June 16th.  Alice, a representative for 50th Parallel will be in the store on Friday, from 4 to 7 to pour wines.   … Read moreWestwood Wines Wine Tasting June 13th – 16th

French Wine Connection

Monday, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, and this cool overcast day is not a day for Spanish wines, but it is appropriate for French wines and I’m off to the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel for the French Wine Connection, a trade tasting of wine, spirits and beer.   My plan is to focus on the … Read moreFrench Wine Connection

Brunch at Calabash Bistro

What should you expect when you walk into the Calabash Bistro on Carrall Street, between Hastings and Pender?  Expect the unexpected.  Some people go for the food; others go for the music.  This is a friendly, unassuming eatery decorated in bright Caribbean canary yellow and red.   Owner Roger Collins, originally from St Kits, has … Read moreBrunch at Calabash Bistro

Rosé Smack Down

Two weeks ago, in Vancouver, Haywire and Bartier/Scholefield went head to head with their Rosés.  It was a good publicity event as Michael Bartier and David Scholefield have been winemaking partners at the Okanagan Crush Pad for some time and produce wines under a variety of labels. Upon my arrival, Leann Froese, of Town Hall … Read moreRosé Smack Down

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