Dine Out Vancouver – WEST Restaurant + Bar

  Dine Out Vancouver Festival – WEST RESTAURANT What a fantastic evening filled with award winning wines and sumptuous food; a sold out event and no wonder! Chef Chris Whittaker paired his delicious local and sustainably farmed dishes with JAK Meyer’s consistently elegant Wines. After a short introduction by both men, the first course and … Read more Dine Out Vancouver – WEST Restaurant + Bar

Where do you buy your wine?

  La Dolce Vita #2 Where do you buy your wine? My modest little wine cellar, about 24 square feet, can hold about 600 bottles. It is usually only about half full. At that, it’s still a challenge to manage our consumption so that we aren’t letting wines age past their best drinking time.   … Read more Where do you buy your wine?

California’s Rodney Strong Vineyards – Dinner at Brix

  Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar will showcase Rodney Strong Vineyards  pairing an unforgettable four-course dinner plus reception. A main course featuring three of Rodney Strong’s Sonoma County region award winning single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Recently named American Winery of the Year by the Wine Enthusiast, Rodney Strong is celebrating 25 year of family ownership.  Winemaker Rick Sayre … Read more California’s Rodney Strong Vineyards – Dinner at Brix

La Pentola della Quercia

  Awarded the Silver medal for Best New Restaurant 2013  by Vancouver magazine, La Pentola della Quercia delivers a glorious performance with their Dine Out Vancouver Festival menu.  Chef Lucais Syme hits all the marks with his northern Italian inspired menu, highlighting the diversity of farm to table ingredients that discerning Vancouver diners have come to … Read more La Pentola della Quercia

Give Grenache A Chance

When someone asks if you like red wine, what do you think of?  French Bordeaux? Australian Shiraz? Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon? Argentinean Malbec? What about Grenache? Grenache is a red grape variety of note from the Rhone Valley (as well as Spain where it is known as Garnacha), that has spread across the world.  You … Read more Give Grenache A Chance

Are you Dining Out yet?

No matter how busy we are these two weeks, checking out a few of the 263 restaurants on the Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014 list is a must! I’m quite sure many of you have already started the Dine Out fanatic and probably sharing tips and reviews amongst friends. Well, here’s mine. Restaurants: 3 of … Read more Are you Dining Out yet?

Meyer Family Vineyards Winemakers Dinner at Forage

  What a fantastic evening filled with award winning wines and sumptuous food; a sold out event and no wonder! Chef Chris Whittaker paired his delicious local and sustainably farmed dishes with JAK Meyer’s consistently elegant Wines. After a short introduction by both men, the first course and flight of wines were presented and it … Read more Meyer Family Vineyards Winemakers Dinner at Forage

Bistro 101 DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

  Last evening I ventured down to Granville Island and the Institute of Culinary Arts restaurant BISTRO 101. Bistro 101 is one of over 260 restaurants participating in Dine Out Vancouver Festival and most likely at $18. for three courses the best value for dinner. Bistro 101 is training ground for the students of PICA … Read more Bistro 101 DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars “global focus”

  The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014 global focus is “bubbly”. You will want to be sure to taste the wines of BC’s iconic sparkling wine producer, Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars and meet Winemaker Matt Mavety who will be showcasing their signature sparkling and still wines   Blue Mountain wines will also be featured … Read more Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars “global focus”

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 more Laughing Stock Vineyard’s Portfolio Futures

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