Laughing Stock Vineyard’s Portfolio Futures

  Portfolio Futures 2012 – 10th Vintage Laughing Stock’s Last ‘Public Offering’ of Futures Laughing Stock Vineyards is pleased to announce that the Futures Offering for Portfolio 2012 will be available as of February 1st, 2014.  This vintage release is particularly noteworthy as it’s the 10th vintage release of Portfolio, our flagship Bordeaux inspired blend.  As well, this Futures release … Read moreLaughing Stock Vineyard’s Portfolio Futures

Plated and Paired – DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

  I could tell you how tasty the British Columbia wines were, or how much I enjoyed the Canadian cheese, maybe describe the incredibly delicious offerings from Whet Bar & Patio, The Keg Steakhouse, Bridges Restaurant and the Sandbar. Or how about the Granville Island Public Market merchants that went above and beyond offering their … Read morePlated and Paired – DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

BLIND TASTING CHALLENGE event VanWineFest

  The Blind Tasting Challenge is a Trade event that is also open to the public. Trade professionals, servers, chefs, and sommeliers compete head to head with the consumer. The Blind Tasting Challenge is sponsored by the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in partnership with Mark Anthony Brands. Blind Tasting Challenge was created to provide … Read moreBLIND TASTING CHALLENGE event VanWineFest

SONOMA IN THE CITY and Lake Sonoma Winery

  Sonoma County Vintners is pleased to add Lake Sonoma Winery to the line-up of wineries participating in Sonoma in the City – Vancouver on Wednesday, February 5 2014. Lake Sonoma Winery, recently launched in Western Canada and has a deep British Columbia connection: it is owned by West Coast Wine Partners (WCWP), a partnership between the Quails’ … Read moreSONOMA IN THE CITY and Lake Sonoma Winery

Dine Out Vancouver Festival STREET FOOD CITY III

  It’s lunch time? Are you tired of the same old, same old and brown bag lunch? Then you have to go to Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza for Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival and the five days of “so not a brown bag lunch” served up al fresco daily by at least 15 of … Read moreDine Out Vancouver Festival STREET FOOD CITY III

SUNDAY SCHOOL at Vancouver Urban Winery

The ever popular Sunday School at VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY is back in session. A Wine tasting event hosted by Sommeliers David Stansfield and Lisa Cook, Sunday School is an opportunity to demystify wine. Class content will range from understanding wine labels and terminology to evaluating aromas and flavours to assessing perfect food pairings and gauging … Read moreSUNDAY SCHOOL at Vancouver Urban Winery

PARKSVILLE UNCORKED for a great weekend getaway!

Parksville Uncorked is one of the most popular wine tasting events on Vancouver Island. Did you know that Parksville is only about 30 minutes from Departure Bay ferry terminal? That makes Parksville on Vancouver Island the perfect destination for a weekend away.   If you are thinking about a weekend away then mark your calendar for February … Read morePARKSVILLE UNCORKED for a great weekend getaway!

Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s CHEF SOUP EXPERIMENT

Where are you having lunch today? Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on Granville Island will host the kick-off event of Tourism Vancouver’s DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL. Starting at 12:30 today, Friday, January 17, 2014, you are welcome to come down to Granville Island for a taste of the incredible soup made by 50 of … Read moreDine Out Vancouver Festival’s CHEF SOUP EXPERIMENT

My Trip to Mendoza, Argentina

I was recently on a Holland America cruise with a friend, so most everything was planned out for us. We left a few days early in order to see Mendoza, Argentina. I couldn’t go to South America without visiting one of its most important wine regions.   Mendoza is a desert-like climate nestled at the … Read moreMy Trip to Mendoza, Argentina

D is for dining…at CULINAIRE Victoria

The next dozen presenting restaurants of 2014 Culinaire Victoria start with “D” for Dining in Victoria. For those who missed out on this seasons’ hottest ticket here is a continuation of the list of great restaurants, bistros, pubs and caterers who will be presenting their gourmet and gourmand delights at CULINAIRE VICTORIA. All these fabulous … Read moreD is for dining…at CULINAIRE Victoria