The Honourable BC Lieutenant Governor to present Award for Excellence in Wine to Noble Ridge’s “The One” Sparkling Wine 

  The entire team at Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery in Okanagan Falls, BC is thrilled to accept this Award for Excellence in Wine from the Honourable Judith Guichon on September 14, 2017, overlooking their vines and beautiful Vaseux Lake. When speaking about this year’s Lt. Governor’s Award for Excellence in Wine, the Honourable Judith … Read moreThe Honourable BC Lieutenant Governor to present Award for Excellence in Wine to Noble Ridge’s “The One” Sparkling Wine 

The Best Sommelier of Canada, 2017 is Carl Villeneuve-Lepage

  After an intensive two-day competition alongside Canada’s top sommeliers, Carl Villeneuve-Lepage, sommelier, Restaurant Toqué!, Montreal, Quebec, has been named the Best Sommelier of Canada.   In addition to the title, Villeneuve-Lepage takes home close to $40,000 in prizes, including a personalized Vancouver Canucks jersey, trips to various points around the globe, $10,000 cash and $5,000 in wine. … Read moreThe Best Sommelier of Canada, 2017 is Carl Villeneuve-Lepage

Royal Dinette’s Kaitlyn Stewart crowned 2017 World Class Bartender of the Year

  Canadian bartender Kaitlyn Stewart, from Royal Dinette in Vancouver, British Columbia, has been crowned the world’s best bartender at the climax of the global cocktail competition WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2017 in Mexico City.   Representing Canada over the past week, Kaitlyn has seen off challenges which tested every single skill that … Read moreRoyal Dinette’s Kaitlyn Stewart crowned 2017 World Class Bartender of the Year

#Favourites – what’s on now in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    Villa Eyrie’s Summit Restaurant amongst enRoute’s 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada nominees   MIDDLE EAST MEETS WEST: SUPERBABA OPENS ITS DOORS IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VICTORIA   Chefs’ Table Society returns with food lovers favourite   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD … Read more#Favourites – what’s on now in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

MISSION HILL FAMILY ESTATE AWARDED PLATINUM BEST IN CATEGORY- BEST CANADIAN RED WINE AT DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS

    Mission Hill is proud to announce that their 2015 Terroir Collection No. 43 Reflection Point Pinot Noir has earned the title of ‘Best Canadian Pinot Noir’ and ‘Best Canadian Red Wine’ at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards held in London, UK on May 25, 2017. With a record 17,200 entries, Decanter presented … Read moreMISSION HILL FAMILY ESTATE AWARDED PLATINUM BEST IN CATEGORY- BEST CANADIAN RED WINE AT DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS

2017 Best Sommelier of Canada to be Crowned in Vancouver

  Hosted by The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers British Columbia Chapter (CAPS BC), Canada’s top sommeliers will convene in Vancouver at Rogers Arena (Captain’s Room, entrance gate 10) on September 5 to vie for the coveted titled of Best Sommelier of Canada at the National Competition Viewing and Lunch. The competition is open for trade … Read more2017 Best Sommelier of Canada to be Crowned in Vancouver

BC Beer Awards and Festival 2017 – New Format, New Awards!

  The BC Beer Awards and Festival 2017 RAISE A GLASS TO THE BEST OF BC CRAFT BEER FEATURING A NEW FORMAT & NEW AWARDS! Tickets on sale Tuesday, August 15th The 8th annual BC Beer Awards and Festival (BCBA) is set to return on October 21, 2017, to the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. … Read moreBC Beer Awards and Festival 2017 – New Format, New Awards!

AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER LISA HALEY APPOINTED NEW RESTAURANT DIRECTOR AT GASTOWN HOTSPOT L’ABATTOIR

  Vancouver Magazine’s 2017 Sommelier of the Year Promoted to Key Front-of-House Position    L’Abattoir proprietor Paul Grunberg, along with co-owners Chef Lee Cooper and Nin Rai, is pleased to announce that Assistant General Manager and Wine Director Lisa Haley has been promoted to the role of Restaurant Director at the popular Gastown establishment. Singled … Read moreAWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER LISA HALEY APPOINTED NEW RESTAURANT DIRECTOR AT GASTOWN HOTSPOT L’ABATTOIR

#Favourites – things to do and see in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    A POINT OF PRIDE: VANCOUVER BARS, RESTAURANTS KICK OFF INAUGURAL PRIDE CRAWL FUNDRAISER FOR DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION TODAY   Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel Vancouver this summer   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES … Read more#Favourites – things to do and see in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

LA FRENZ WINERY RECEIVES NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION & AWARDS

BEST SMALL WINERY IN CANADA ONLY BC WINERY FEATURED AT INTERNATIONAL PINOT CELEBRATION DOMINATES DAN BERGER INTERNATIONAL AWARDS   In the just announced  Canadian National Wine Awards La Frenz Winery has been awarded Top Performing Small Winery in Canada for 2017,  the second time in as many years that this award has gone to a … Read moreLA FRENZ WINERY RECEIVES NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION & AWARDS