White, Red, Rosé #bcwine we have a recommendation for your Valentine 2019

No matter whether your favourite #bcwine is a White, Red, Rosé, Still, Sparkling or Bubbly we have recommendations to make your Valentine’s Day special.

Painted Rock Wine Dinner hosted by Water Street Cafe

It is very special to have the opportunity to not only attend a delightful wine dinner but to also have John Skinner on hand to give us his personal perspective of each wine pairing, a history of the wine making process often accommpanied with a short story of how each varietal came to be a feature of the Painted Rock portfolio.

Tasting Ten January 2019 – a flight of Cabernet Franc

Our tastings are always done blind (bottles wrapped in brown paper bags).  All we knew was that founding member Wayne Meadows, organized a flight of Cabernet Franc from BC, Washington and France and that the wines were from vintages 2009 – 2012.

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Here are our suggestions…

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Here are our suggestions…all 30+ of them, including dining, wine, cocktails, theatre, opera, Vancouver Aquarium and more. Get going!

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Our intrepid wine reviewer Sam Hauck aka the Wine Teacher walks us through the flight of wines he recently tasted. 2011 Chateau Cantelauze Jean-Noel Boidron Pomerol, France $NA (gift) Garnet red with medium-deep intensity.  The nose is appealing with cherry, earth, dust, sweet spice, eucalyptus and smoky aromas.  Good body with smooth ripe tannins.  Pleasing … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

A Flight of Sparkling Wines

Today there are about 100 sparkling wines made in BC from a wide variety of grapes.  They range from good wines to premium quality in a variety of styles to suit every palate.

All About the Wines of Chateau Haut-Bailly

Thursday morning, the last day of January, and I am seated in The Wine Bar at Provence Marinaside. I am here to learn from Daina Paulin all about the Wines of Chateau Haut-Bailly, a Grand Cru Classé from the Pessac-Léognan appellation of Bordeaux.

The Greek Arrives in Gastown

For me I can’t help thinking of the scene from Love Actually where (James) Colin Firth travels to Portugal to propose to Aurelia where she is working in a local restaurant. He calls to her from the doorway of the restaurant and she looks down from the upper floor as he proposes in his broken Portuguese. The Greek might just be the place for romantic proposals.