Marcello Ristorante and Pizzeria on the Drive – fun, casual and great food!

Very recently I had the opportunity to have dinner at Marcello’s and sat on the patio with a friend. I loved all the people watching from the sunny patio but the main attraction is definitely the food.

Checkmate Artisinal Winery – Years in the Making

One of the first things to do when learning about a wine, especially one that for any number of reasons, you may have been avoiding is to immerse yourself in that varietal. To do this means taking the opportunity to taste the wines produced by a variety of wineries and winemakers.

Canada Day July 1st became Rosé all Day!

As I just happened to have a supply of BC Rosé wine on hand it became my turn to be the host! Yes! So Much Fun!

An Afternoon Wine Tasting at Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery

It was a warm, sunny day in May that saw us descend, totally unannounced, at Noble Ridge. We were lucky to find Leslie not just on site but available to lead us on a tasting journey.

Tofino’s Luxury Boutique Hotel – Long Beach Lodge Resort

Long Beach Lodge Resort is situated on Cox Bay and the first thing that captures your attention is the miles of west coast beaches and the surrounding rugged, yet incredible, scenery. This is where all your troubles, foes and cares slip away and you start to relax and enjoy the atmosphere that comes included with every stay.

It’s Always Wine Time with Wild Goose Vineyards

Wild Goose Autumn Gold has previously been my “go to” Wild Goose wine. I love it still but sometimes a change is as good as a rest, although I will always have at least one bottle handy. Which one is this season’s favourite?

Long Beach Lodge Resort’s Great Room a Culinary Destination

With an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced cuisine this is the domain of Executive Chef Shaun Snelling. In the year that Snelling has been at the helm of this iconic dining room changes have come about with a nod to tradition and an eye to the appeal of local, haute cuisine while retaining favourite dishes.

Wines for the Wine Enthusiast, Collector or Connoisseur Vanessa Vineyard

“Just join the Vanessa Vineyard‘s wine club and never worry about buying any other wines again, their wines are that good.” Sam Hauck, the Wine Teacher

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