What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

  What’s your BC Wine Country Story? THE SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY The Similkameen Valley is a pristine stretch of vineyards, set amongst the dramatic backdrop of rugged and awe-inspiring mountains. Considered the “organic capital of Canada”, the area is known for small farms and producers dedicated to creating quality produce, delectable foods, and award-winning wines. Due … Read moreWhat’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

A Cowichan Valley Chef Cook-Off

Chefs Dan Hudson and Ian Blom compete at Blue Grouse Estate Winery   Chef Dan Hudson, winner of Chopped Canada, and chef Ian Blom of The Old Firehouse Wine and Cocktail Bar are revving up to host a rare collaborative Cowichan Valley Cook-Off at Blue Grouse Estate Winery on September 15th (6:30pm).   In spirit of this cook-off event, … Read moreA Cowichan Valley Chef Cook-Off

An Exclusive Tasting with Ernst Loosen

I was thrilled to be invited to an intimate tasting with Germany’s iconic Ernst Loosen, winemaker at Dr. Loosen wines.  In 2001, he was recognized as “German Winemaker of the Year” and four years later, Decanter magazine named him “Man of the Year”. The Dr. Loosen estate, located on the Mosel River, the oldest wine … Read moreAn Exclusive Tasting with Ernst Loosen

It’s Summer TIME! #FavouriteThings Summer Sipping

Yes, it’s summer and time to stock up on BC wines for the patio, picnics and barbecues, which bring friends and family together for fun and relaxation.  With TIME and its sister winery, Evolve, you’ll find any wine you need for summer, from sparkling, whites, rosés or big reds.   The only trouble you’ll have is … Read moreIt’s Summer TIME! #FavouriteThings Summer Sipping

The Making of Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine Documentary – Interview with Rudi Goldman – Michael Madrigale New York City Sommelier

“This project was going to be, and ended up being one of the greatest professional challenges in my video production career.” – Rudi Goldman – Producer/Director/Videographer WHEN DID YOU START WORKING ON THE FILM? We began shooting Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine in November 2012. Shot in stages, the film was completed in … Read moreThe Making of Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine Documentary – Interview with Rudi Goldman – Michael Madrigale New York City Sommelier

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? THE GULF ISLANDS Nestled in the Georgia Strait which separates Vancouver Island from the mainland, and connected by a network of small ferries, the Gulf Islands are BC’s newest geographical indication (GI).  The islands – Salt Spring, Pender, Saturna, Quadra, Hornby, Denman, Thetis –  are home to 13 wineries, … Read moreWhat’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? VANCOUVER ISLAND BC Is a Province rich in spectacular views, extraordinary flavours and memorable stories. On Vancouver Island, grape winemaking really began after a provincial government-funded trial – the Duncan Project – identified Pinot Gris, Auxerrois and Ortega as promising varieties for this unique seaside environment. Vancouver Island is … Read moreWhat’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

FEAST OF FIELDS BOASTS SOME OF THE BEST FOOD & DRINK OF BC

Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual local food celebration and fundraiser, highlighting the contribution local chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, fishers, food artisans, vintners, brewers and distillers make to our local economy. It emphasizes how they are connected to the land, support the regional economy, and create the most delicious local, seasonal and sustainable flavours BC has to offer. 2018 marks the 10th Anniversary of Feast … Read moreFEAST OF FIELDS BOASTS SOME OF THE BEST FOOD & DRINK OF BC

Best of BC Wine Country Awards – Visit and Vote and you could be a winner!

Best of BC Wine Country Awards You have just another ten days to cast your vote in the Best of BC Wine Country Awards. There are a number of categories and the excitement is mounting. Who will be the big winners this year? Best BC Sparkling Best BC Rosé Best BC White Wine Best BC … Read moreBest of BC Wine Country Awards – Visit and Vote and you could be a winner!

Best of BC Wine Country and Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery

With so many categories to choose from Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery is bound to be a favourite again this year. Last year Quails’ Gate was a winner in two categories. I wonder which categories BC wine lovers will choose this year?   2017 Best Winery Restaurant Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Family Estate Winery … Read moreBest of BC Wine Country and Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery