Dine Out Vancouver Festival and Rocky Mountaineer in support of the BCHF

The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is pleased to announce a lottery in conjunction with Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Starting January 4, 2019 BC residents can purchase tickets online for the lottery, which has a Grand Prize of a luxury train trip for 2 on Rocky Mountaineer.

BC Wineries Excited About Size and Quality of Harvest 2018

BC’s annual grape harvest has arrived amid cooler temperatures in mid-August and early September. With the long, moderate season, wineries are indicating nice flavour development, beautiful acidity and increased crop levels for an exciting 2018 vintage. The first harvest for sparkling wine grapes started at the end of August, roughly two weeks later than in … Read moreBC Wineries Excited About Size and Quality of Harvest 2018

Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

It was with a touch of nostalgia that I participated in Garagiste North this year.  The first time I attended this wine festival was at Kelowna’s Laurel Packinghouse in 2015, just as I was starting the BC Wine Trends blog.  That weekend I started friendships with some passionate BC winemakers that actively support my blogging … Read moreGaragiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

Kamloops On Tap: Craft Beer, Golf and Wine

A great round of golf followed by a great round of beer is the perfect way to capture the nuances of a day well spent. At Kamloops, it’s easy to leverage that feeling into a grand getaway for a few days or weeks, depending on your schedule, beverage and culinary preferences. A city that was … Read moreKamloops On Tap: Craft Beer, Golf and Wine

The Road Less Traveled Road Trip

  My son and I recently got back from a three-day road trip. We headed up to Whistler and then Pemberton, stopping at Nairn Falls Provincial Park for a short hike. After that it was on to Lillooet and Fort Berens Winery. Being a wine writer, what else am I going to do on a … Read moreThe Road Less Traveled Road Trip