Take it Outside at H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s Canada D’Eh BBQ Brunch Series

The Westin Bayshore’s upscale-comfort eatery offers something for everyone this holiday weekend H2 Rotisserie & Bar at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, is renowned for its indulgent weekend brunch, featuring unique menu items, a sprawling buffet, signature cocktails, and pressed-to-order juices. And it becomes that much more special this Canada Day long weekend, with the kick-off of its newly introduced … Read moreTake it Outside at H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s Canada D’Eh BBQ Brunch Series

In Conversation with Adorada winemaker Margaret Leonardi

In conversation with Adorada winemaker Margaret Leonardi on the subject of her newest wine venture – Adorada Rosé. Leonardi comes from a family that are fourth generation dairy farmers so finally settling on a career in viticulture seems a natural progression. Perhaps it was the internship in a chem lab that may have been the … Read moreIn Conversation with Adorada winemaker Margaret Leonardi

We Want Rosé! The Story Behind This Budding Beverage

  Fetzer Vineyards Introduces Adorada Rosé and Pinot Gris, Delivers Sensory Experience in Two Fast-Growing Varietal Segments Innovative Style Brings Evocative Aromatics to Traditional Categories  Bringing fresh innovation to the surging Rosé and Pinot Gris categories, Fetzer Vineyards has introduced newcomer Adorada with two inaugural offerings: a 2016 Rosé and a 2016 Pinot Gris, made … Read moreWe Want Rosé! The Story Behind This Budding Beverage

Wine Runs Deep – A Great Summer Read

Wine Runs Deep Patrick Ember 2018 Friesen Press 296 pages Do you remember any high school bullies?  Can you remember the torment?  The fear of their wrath?  What if they came back into your life years later and tried to blackmail you? We all make bad decisions in life.  If we are lucky, we survive … Read moreWine Runs Deep – A Great Summer Read

Join the CheckMate Artisanal Winery’s Membership

Have you ever traveled to a place of such unexpected beauty that it has worked its way into your heart? I have. It was early 2013 when I came to the Okanagan Valley for the first time. I recall standing on the Golden Mile Bench at CheckMate, looking across at Black Sage Bench and down … Read moreJoin the CheckMate Artisanal Winery’s Membership

Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

The evening started with an excited buzz as guests arrived for the Icons of Wine & Food dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek on Friday, June 22, 2018. Hosted this year by Chef Mark McEwan with emcee Rhys Pender, Master of Wine. Sipping on BC bubbles, two in fact,  Stellar’s Jay Brut 2015 and … Read moreIcons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

Our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Quails’ Gate

We all love BC Wine and summer is an ideal time to really enjoy sipping on the patio, pairing with our BBQ or picnic in the park with our #FavouriteThings. We like to call this Summer Sipping. So many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the British Columbia lifestyle. Whether you’re an on the go … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Quails’ Gate

Our #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Perseus Wine

Aren’t we the lucky ones? Perseus make three wines we put on our list of our #FavouriteThings. Everyone is the ideal summer wine so be sure to get yourself a supply because the secrets out. Today we’ve chosen to mix it up with a little bit of fizz (frizz) and rosé. Any one of these … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Perseus Wine

Our #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Sparkling

We’re sharing two of our favourite Summer Sipping Sparkling wines. Both of these are so delicious it would be impossible to chose just one. These two sparkling wines were both served at the 2017 Icons of Wine & Food Dinner for Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan. Not only were they the favourite sparkling of the … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Sparkling

This is definitely not your parent’s Keg Steakhouse

Actually it was known as The Keg & Cleaver back in the days when your parents were looking for steak and a night out. Originally a single location restaurant on the North Shore started in 1971. Now it’s one of the most recognizable steakhouses with multiple locations in the Lower Mainland and Whistler. I admit I … Read moreThis is definitely not your parent’s Keg Steakhouse