#FavouriteThings weekly recap of Holiday Gift Suggestions

This is our third week publishing our recommended Holiday Gift Suggestions. We know you are going to love all our personally recommended suggestions we have included so far. Between now and late December we will be sharing our selections with you.

#FavouriteThings weekly recap of Holiday Gift Suggestions

This is just our second week publishing our recommended Holiday Gift Suggestions. We know you are going to love the wines, and spirits, we have included so far. Between now and late December we will be sharing our selections with you. If a winery is offering a time sensitive wine or wine pack we will … Read more#FavouriteThings weekly recap of Holiday Gift Suggestions

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Some people are surprised that Vancouver Island has such noteworthy wineries. I tell them they need to get out more! Explore the Island because there is lots to offer. Cowichan Valley is beautiful and a great place to visit.

Our #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

Just this past week I spent some time with a few millennial women in the PR biz and the subject of Rosé wine came up. It was such a refreshing conversation. It was like Rosé wine was a totally new concept and they were excited about drinking Rosé wines, almost as if they had invented … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

A Musical Feast at Blue Grouse Winery

A collaboration to help the local community The concept of a Musical Feast is an elegant, enchanted evening. Chef Bill Jones of Deerholme Farm has teamed up with renowned New York City composer and pianist Misha Piatigorsky and Blue Grouse Estate Winery to present a magical triad on May 20. Guests are in for a wonderful evening of virtuoso music, … Read moreA Musical Feast at Blue Grouse Winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Shares Lineup of Events for Weekend Getaway 

After the hustling and bustling of the holiday season, now is the perfect time for a weekend getaway to recharge and ease back into the year. Cowichan Valley’s Blue Grouse Estate Winery offers plenty of activities for this wintery time of the year. Quill Red and Chocolate February 17 (12-5pm); $12 per person Treat yourself to … Read moreBlue Grouse Estate Winery Shares Lineup of Events for Weekend Getaway 

Blue Grouse Estate Winery ends 2017 with a new look

  The winery’s new website truly captures the Vancouver Island wine experience Over the past five years, a lot has changed at Blue Grouse Estate Winery, and they are celebrating these changes with a new web look. Since the Brunner family purchased one of Cowichan Valley’s oldest estate vineyards and winery in 2012, they have given the … Read moreBlue Grouse Estate Winery ends 2017 with a new look

#Favourites – what’s on now in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    Villa Eyrie’s Summit Restaurant amongst enRoute’s 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada nominees   MIDDLE EAST MEETS WEST: SUPERBABA OPENS ITS DOORS IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VICTORIA   Chefs’ Table Society returns with food lovers favourite   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD … Read more#Favourites – what’s on now in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

#Favourites – things to do and see in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    A POINT OF PRIDE: VANCOUVER BARS, RESTAURANTS KICK OFF INAUGURAL PRIDE CRAWL FUNDRAISER FOR DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION TODAY   Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel Vancouver this summer   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES … Read more#Favourites – things to do and see in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2016 Gamay Noir Rosé (Secrest Mountain) Haywire Summerland, BC $22.90 Structured like a top quality Provencal Rosé with more pronounced aromas and flavours. Organically grown Gamay from the Secrest Vineyard in Oliver and fermented with native yeasts, this wine is cherry red with medium-intensity. The nose is bold with aromas of cherry, strawberry herbs … Read moreWine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher