Tasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’

September is Cam’s month for the Tasting Ten session, however this year too many people were going to be away so he rescheduled it for a month later, one week after our regular October session. Upon arriving, we were greeted with a lovely sparkling wine, A Blanc de Noirs from Backyard Vineyards in Langley.  Most … Read moreTasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’

Chefs’ Table Society returns with food lovers favourite

  Tickets are on sale now for Chef Meets Truck   On Tuesday, September 12, the Chefs’ Table Society of BC, in partnership with the Yaletown BIA will host the second annual Chef Meets Truck in Yaletown at the intersection of Hamilton and Nelson. The event will run from 6:00pm-9:00pm and will have Vancouver restaurant chefs hopping … Read moreChefs’ Table Society returns with food lovers favourite

SWINE MEETS WINE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXTENDS SUNDAY SUPPER SERIES BY ADDING STRING OF “PIG AND PINOT” EVENTS THIS FALL 

‘Nose-to-Tail’ Dinners Feature Family Style Feast Along With Cedar Creek Pinot Gris Reception When: Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27 Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard St., Vancouver B.C. Price: $52 per person plus tax and gratuity ($82 with wine pairings); two-guest minimum Tickets: Available online at boulevardvancouver.ca/events   This fall, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar adds … Read moreSWINE MEETS WINE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXTENDS SUNDAY SUPPER SERIES BY ADDING STRING OF “PIG AND PINOT” EVENTS THIS FALL 

It’s Friday…what are you doing this weekend and week ahead

  Tinhorn Creek Vineyards releases first vintage of Golden Mile Bench Chardonnay    Kelowna’s Lakeshore Wine Route returns with “Unleashed”   If Pigs Could “Moo” Popular Pig Out festival signals that summer isn’t far away     Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   TIME TO JAM All-day breakfast joint Jam … Read moreIt’s Friday…what are you doing this weekend and week ahead

IMPROMPTU OKANAGAN EXCURSION – part deux

With Wine Tourism Day coming up on November 8 it seems timely to complete my list of places to visit in the Okanagan. I actually travelled to the Okanagan on two occasions this past September. Neither trip was planned in advance yet we managed to pack in a lot in just a few days. I … Read moreIMPROMPTU OKANAGAN EXCURSION – part deux

Wine Reviews from the Wine Teacher

  2012 Chardonnay Cedar Creek Kelowna, BC $17.95 Silver medal Tasted 2014 06 This Chardonnay has a small amount of Pinot Gris added to it. Lemon yellow in colour with medium-light intensity.  The nose shows aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple and a hint of banana. Good structure.  Eleven months of sur lees aging give it … Read moreWine Reviews from the Wine Teacher