What I learned at WHAT’S TRENDING IN FRANCE

  What’s Trending in France seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival was a Trade event that I was able to “audit” for MyVanCity.ca. This was only one event, both public and trade, of ten events for the Festival that are capably organized by the team at The Wine Umbrella, Mireille Sauve and business partner … Read more What I learned at WHAT’S TRENDING IN FRANCE

FRANCE BUBBLY PARTY in a word…FABULOUS!

  The perfect way to kick off the Vancouver International Wine Festival with Feature Country – France and the Global Focus – Bubbly.     The evening started at a Parisian inspired 9 pm at Ginger 62. The setting was ideal with subdued lighting and ample space for the sold out crowd of about 250 … Read more FRANCE BUBBLY PARTY in a word…FABULOUS!

Vancouver Foodster CULINARY SCAVENGER HUNT

  Vancouver Foodster Culinary Scavenger Hunt April 6, 2pm – 6pm   Your scavenger hunt is a multi-faceted “tasting experience” through downtown Vancouver with clues, challenges, and more. Following your “map and clues card” as your guide, you will enjoy dishes, bites and treats as well as have a chance to meet the chefs and other … Read more Vancouver Foodster CULINARY SCAVENGER HUNT

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner benefits Bard on the Beach

BACCHANALIA GALA DINNER + AUCTION RAISES FUNDS FOR VANWINEFEST’S CHARITABLE PARTNER BARD ON THE BEACH The Vancouver International Wine Festival, presented by The Vancouver Sun, popped the cork on the 2014 festival celebrations with the Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction fundraiser at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Saturday, February 22. Net proceeds benefit charitable partner Bard … Read more Bacchanalia Gala Dinner benefits Bard on the Beach

RIPPON Vineyard and Winery

  Myself, Andrew Melville, and Marquis Wine Cellars are truly excited with this weeks’ offering; Central Otago’s ‘Rippon Vineyard’. As some might know, I was in New Zealand recently covering the country and visiting existing suppliers and looking for new ones. My visit to Rippon was a personal highlight of the trip. Rippon is one … Read more RIPPON Vineyard and Winery

Town Hall introduces us to Haywire Winery

  Vancouver International Wine Festival runs from February 24 to March 2, 2014. Our Town Hall team is attending various events throughout the festival. Winery clients that are exhibiting: Haywire,  Amazing VQA wines and bubbles you HAVE to try! Now we will share the details on what you can expect from each of our BC winery client during the … Read more Town Hall introduces us to Haywire Winery

Summerhill Pyramid Winery and Town Hall Brands

  Vancouver International Wine Festival runs from February 24 to March 2, 2014. Our Town Hall team is attending various events throughout the festival winery clients that are exhibiting: Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Amazing VQA wines and bubbles you HAVE to try! Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna BC Of special note: • Stephen Cipes is a pioneer of the BC wine industry and … Read more Summerhill Pyramid Winery and Town Hall Brands

Vancouver International Wine Festival media launch

  On February 24th, media and wine professionals gathered together at Joey’s Wine Room from 4-6pm to celebrate the launch of the 36th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Organized and executed by Heth PR, the event was a perfect opportunity for journalists, bloggers, sommeliers, and other industry professionals to socialize and sample a series of … Read more Vancouver International Wine Festival media launch

The times they are a-changin’

    Two of our long-time favourite BC wines were, for many years, also the hardest to find. Black Hills produced one of the province’s first Bordeaux blends. Many were the times that we drove along Black Sage Road, disappointed to find a “Sorry–Sold Out” sign on display at the winery’s Quonset building. The experience … Read more The times they are a-changin’

YVR Bloggers launch YVR FOODIES

  YVR Bloggers is excited to announce the launch of a new concept in food education and networking called YVR Foodies! YVR Foodies will be a monthly event for food lovers in Vancouver at different restaurants around the city. Come and join our YVR Foodies Launch Party on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 3-5 pm at Siddhartha’s Indian Kitchen  on Commercial Drive … Read more YVR Bloggers launch YVR FOODIES