2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bubbles, Sparkling, and Fizz

Every year we leave a special place for our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions that will really up your game. What could be more exciting than a bottle of bubbly? We think this is the perfect holiday gift whether it’s for right now, later on or you are saving it for New Year’s Eve. 

TOP CHEF TO EXECUTIVE CHEF Notch8 Restaurant – a review

Leading the kitchen in Notch8 Restaurant & Bar at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is no small undertaking. The restaurant’s doors stay open 365 days a year, serving four different meal periods daily to guests from around the globe. Dennis Peckham rose to the challenge becoming Notch8’s Executive Chef in May 2019.

Inaugural Uncorked – A Celebration of the Science of Wine – A Big Success!

Iconic Wineries of British Columbia in partnership with Science World at TELUS World of Science presented Uncorked: A Celebration of the Science of Wine,’ a spectacular wine-themed event. A  one night only event that featured internationally acclaimed winemakers, viticulturists and chefs from Iconic Wineries of British Columbia showcasing the science, craftsmanship and terroir that make Okanagan wines so extraordinary.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery winner of the 2019 “Winery of the Year” and definitely one of our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions. Not just for the wine either. Mission Hill has some wonderful experiences Culinary Workshops, Sommelier guided tours and visits.

What’s Happening this Fall at Mission Hill – Sommelier-Guided Experiences

With glass in hand we entered the Culinary Theatre where the Culinary Workshops take place now through December. There are several options for the Dynamics of Food & Wine series where the professional Culinary team prepare dishes that guests will later enjoy paired with Mission Hill wines.

Mission Hill Family Estate wins ‘Winery of the Year’ at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards

“The ‘Winery of the Year’ designation is as big as it gets in Canadian wine,” said David Lawrason, co-Chairman of the National Wine Awards. “We are very impressed that the performance of Mission Hill Family Estate led all others in 2019 with an incredible 18 medals.”

Bloom 2019 – presenting BC Wine Spring Releases

Even if you limit it to a quick friendly, ‘Hello,’ and listen to the odd recommendation from a colleague, it is virtually impossible to hit all the tables you intend to, no matter how short your short list is.  So, my sincere apologies to all the wonderful producers I didn’t get to.

Where are you dining for Dine Out Vancouver Fest? – Vancouver Fish Company

Clearly the Vancouver Fish Company knows seafood and how to prepare some fabulous fare. “Home of Amazing Seafood and West Coast Hospitality” is their mantra and I would concur. Although we enjoyed just a sampling of each dish it was enough to recommend Vancouver Fish Company as a “must visit” during Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

Iconic BC Red Wines 2018

I attend many wine tasting events and there is always the hope that some wines will be impressive and most of the time there are a few that do stand out. This tasting, though, was something quite different.  Twenty BC red wines and all examples of the best that BC has to offer.  An event … Read more Iconic BC Red Wines 2018