VIFF – “WHAT THEY HAD”

“What They Had”   “What They Had” is a moving drama about difficult decisions and the interplay of family members as they search for solutions. Bridget (Hilary Swank) is phoned from her home in California by her brother Nick (Michael Shannon), telling her that she is needed in Chicago to help solve a concern with … Read moreVIFF – “WHAT THEY HAD”

VIFF – THE “DOCS”

VIFF – the “Docs” “Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable”   The Vancouver International Film Festival 2018 is in full swing, providing movie lovers with a veritable gold mine of films to see every morning, afternoon and evening from now through October 12th. Contemporary World Cinema (including a special focus on both France and Italy), … Read moreVIFF – THE “DOCS”

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Wins Three Regional Awards in Best of BC 2018

Blue Grouse Estate Winery (Blue Grouse) has received three regional awards from the second annual Wines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2018.   Created by the BC Wine Instiute, the annual Best of BC Wine Country Awards is a crowd sourced campaign that invites the public to vote online for their … Read moreBlue Grouse Estate Winery Wins Three Regional Awards in Best of BC 2018

Vintage Corks Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Tasting of Top International Wines

Vancouver-based wine importer Vintage Corks is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a walk-around tasting featuring some of the world’s most exclusive wineries. On Thursday, September 20 2018, guests at the event will sample iconic wines from California, Italy, and more. This is a rare opportunity to experience some of the world’s very best wines, assembled … Read moreVintage Corks Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Tasting of Top International Wines

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

Summer dining with Quails’ Gate Dinner in the Vineyard series

Did you know Quails’ Gate has a series of long table dinners to make your summer dining fun, exciting and the perfect wine pairing experience? As a couple; with friends or family members who also love Quails’ Gate wine as much as you do you could be sharing a special moment under the stars in … Read moreSummer dining with Quails’ Gate Dinner in the Vineyard series

SEMIAHMOO RESORT, GOLF AND SPA INTRODUCES NEW CULINARY EXPERIENCES

Resort announces Packers Kitchen + Bar alongside special activities celebrating seasonal fare   Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa has announced an exciting calendar of events and culinary offerings for the spring and summer seasons, continuing its mission to provide the ultimate seaside experience in the Northwest. Semiahmoo has streamlined its culinary offerings with the relaunch … Read moreSEMIAHMOO RESORT, GOLF AND SPA INTRODUCES NEW CULINARY EXPERIENCES

The Starting Gate – Home of the Deighton Cup 6th Annual Cocktail Mixology Competition

Festival Preview Event at a Surprise Venue featuring Cocktail Jockey COCKTAILS. AT. NOON. With just a few short months until the 10th Annual Deighton Cup, we’re ready to kick things off with the return of the official Deighton Cup preview event, The Starting Gate. Excitedly, this year’s launch party will also be the home of … Read moreThe Starting Gate – Home of the Deighton Cup 6th Annual Cocktail Mixology Competition

DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL EVENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW

  A New Crop of Culinary Events Announced for 2018 Festival   Get your stretchy pants ready! Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s event tickets are on sale now. In addition to prix fixe menus at hundreds of restaurants across the city, foodies can choose from over 35 unique culinary events happening between January 19 and February … Read moreDINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL EVENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Put on Your Chef’s Hat and Learn with H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s Culinary Classes

  H2 Rotisserie & Bar welcomes fall with the launch of its culinary classes to help guests and Vancouver locals get crafty in the kitchen. These sessions are designed for both beginners and savvy home cooks looking to expand their repertoires with H2 chefs’ favourite contemporary and traditional dishes. Led by Executive Chef Kamal Silva, … Read morePut on Your Chef’s Hat and Learn with H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s Culinary Classes

Dividend is back! Liquidity Wine, Bistro and Gallery

  We are excited to announce that we have now released the 2015 vintage of our Bordeaux inspired Dividend. This Cabernet Sauvignon blend will be the perfect companion for all of your summer BBQs. This full-bodied red blend has ripe aromas of black cherry, dark berries, spice and caramel. On the palate, big ripe tannins … Read moreDividend is back! Liquidity Wine, Bistro and Gallery

The 25th Annual Port and Chocolate Tasting Event

  Last Thursday Liberty Wines held another of its ongoing events that support local charities. This time it was a milestone 25th Annual Port and Chocolate Tasting Event featuring some of world’s best Port and Dessert wines, and world-class chocolatiers from BC. All proceeds from their signature “Tasting-in-the-Park” event went to benefit the Vancouver Rowing … Read moreThe 25th Annual Port and Chocolate Tasting Event

The 24th Annual SiWC Writers’ Contest in BACK!

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Ladies and gentlemen…start your pencils! The 24th annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference Writing Contest is now underway. Writers’ Contest This year, this annual, local, and beloved contest is focused on short fiction with a Storyteller’s Award. Why should you enter? Maybe because first prize is $1000, publication, and more! The contest deadline is Friday, September … Read moreThe 24th Annual SiWC Writers’ Contest in BACK!

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

If you move quickly, you might still find some seating available at one of the many restaurants participating in this great initiative of the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) and Wines of British Columbia. (And now BC Craft Brewers Guild.) Renamed and expanded to include menus paired with craft beer and spirits as well … Read moreDine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

#TBT: Blue Grouse Estate Winery Grand Opening

Earlier this spring, Blue Grouse Estate Winery opened its new tasting room and winery facility. Have you had a chance to visit? We would be very interested to know what you think. To update you: Blue Grouse has had a great summer, full of hard work, a wonderful harvest (so far!), great wine, friends. family, and … Read more#TBT: Blue Grouse Estate Winery Grand Opening

Long After the Finale, Chefs Celebrate Canadian Culinary Championships

The last melodic notes from the Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Championships’ gala in Kelowna muted weeks ago and the participating chefs continue to celebrate the occasion. For some time to come, everyone who attended will be humming the tunes by entertainers Barney Bentall, Spirit of the West front men Geoffrey Kelly and John Mann … Read moreLong After the Finale, Chefs Celebrate Canadian Culinary Championships

Join Joy Road Catering to make Linden Gardens pop

Friday, July 18, channel your best “Great Gatsby” and sashay through the verdant grounds of the Linden Gardens in an “Evening of Effervescence” designed by Joy Road Catering. Download the Menu   You won’t want to miss Joy Road’s inaugural and exclusive sparkling wine and food pairing event held in these idyllic gardens in Kaleden, … Read moreJoin Joy Road Catering to make Linden Gardens pop

What’s your pairing for Oysters?

  This year at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival the question of what pairs best with oysters will be addressed in the second annual Oyster Wine Competition and the first Canadian Craft Beer & Oyster Pairing Competition. Winemakers and brewmasters have until April 17 to submit entries into the respective competitions that will be held at … Read moreWhat’s your pairing for Oysters?

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 moreMeyer Family Vineyards Winemakers Dinner at Forage