A Flight of Sparkling Wines

Today there are about 100 sparkling wines made in BC from a wide variety of grapes.  They range from good wines to premium quality in a variety of styles to suit every palate.

Good France #goodfrance Vancouver March 21st, 2019

For the 5th consecutive year, France is organizing on March 21st 2019 #GOODFRANCE #GOUTDEFRANCE, a unique event across 5 continents, in over 150 countries, in over 3 300 restaurants, on the same night.

EURO 2016 and COPA AMERICA at Red Card Sports Bar

  Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery located on the corner of Seymour and Smithe is your downtown hub for the Copa Americana and UEFA Euro Cup 2016. This Friday marks the beginning of Copa América Centenario 2016 We will be streaming the games live with sound! Proud to be the official Heineken house! Join … Read moreEURO 2016 and COPA AMERICA at Red Card Sports Bar

Quintessence Tour visits Vancouver

  On May 26 the APVSA came once again to Vancouver to present an exciting range of wines to the local wine importers and distributors. The wines are presented in a private space for an “invitation only” opportunity to taste excellent wines of the various regions of Europe. Always top quality wines that are the best … Read moreQuintessence Tour visits Vancouver

My 5 Favourite Wines from Cornucopia 2015

Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Food + Drink, finished almost one month ago, but why does it matter?  Well there were many very good BC, and foreign, wines that attendees were given a chance to taste at various dinners, walk-about events, and seminars.  I spent many hours in seminars over the 2 weekends at Cornucopia and … Read moreMy 5 Favourite Wines from Cornucopia 2015

Siena Hosts Winemaker’s Dinner

Siena Hosts Winemaker’s Dinner Featuring Rhône’s Louis Bernard   Siena Restaurant is pleased to announce that it will host a dinner featuring wines from France’s prestigious Louis Bernard winery on Wednesday, October 21 2015.    The winemaker’s dinner will feature a four-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Jessica Howery. Louis Bernard’s Canada Sales Director, Guillaume … Read moreSiena Hosts Winemaker’s Dinner

Cibo Trattoria Announces Second Annual “Bottle Royale”

Wine dinner series pits B.C. vintners against varieties from around the globe Wine connoisseurs can soon take a tasting tour of the globe’s foremost wine regions without leaving the city. Premier Italian eatery Cibo Trattoria is hosting its next edition of “Bottle Royale,” a comparative wine tasting dinner on Wednesday August 5th, 2015. A perfect night … Read moreCibo Trattoria Announces Second Annual “Bottle Royale”

Some Sparkling Options for New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, you are having a party with family and friends, but what festive wine to buy?  Champagne, Cremant, Prosecco, other?  Fortunately there is a wide variety of sparkling wines from around the world that you can choose from.  Below are a couple that won’t set you back too … Read moreSome Sparkling Options for New Years Eve

Give Grenache A Chance

When someone asks if you like red wine, what do you think of?  French Bordeaux? Australian Shiraz? Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon? Argentinean Malbec? What about Grenache? Grenache is a red grape variety of note from the Rhone Valley (as well as Spain where it is known as Garnacha), that has spread across the world.  You … Read moreGive Grenache A Chance