SOMM 3 – Tuesday, November 20th. The Rio Theatre. Join in!

Join us at the Rio Theatre for director Jason Wise’s latest entry into his highly acclaimed wine documentary series – SOMM 3 on Tuesday, November 20.

The Making of Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine Documentary – Interview with Rudi Goldman – Michael Madrigale New York City Sommelier

“This project was going to be, and ended up being one of the greatest professional challenges in my video production career.” – Rudi Goldman – Producer/Director/Videographer WHEN DID YOU START WORKING ON THE FILM? We began shooting Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine in November 2012. Shot in stages, the film was completed in … Read moreThe Making of Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine Documentary – Interview with Rudi Goldman – Michael Madrigale New York City Sommelier

BC Hospitality Foundation Names Sommelier Scholarship Recipients

This year, the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is awarding 4 Sommelier Scholarships to students currently working in the hospitality and/or wine industry who are furthering their wine education. The scholarships, each worth $1,000, are sponsored by Okanagan Crush Pad and Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants. The BCHF is pleased to announce the following individuals have … Read moreBC Hospitality Foundation Names Sommelier Scholarship Recipients

IAN WHARTON NAMED ASPIRING SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR

  – CAPS BC’s Inaugural Title Is A First For Canada –   The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers named Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar’s Ian Wharton the 2018 Aspiring Sommelier at the organization’s annual competition. As the first recipient of this newly minted award, Ian’s superlative wine knowledge and service acumen earned him his … Read moreIAN WHARTON NAMED ASPIRING SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR

The Best Sommelier of Canada, 2017 is Carl Villeneuve-Lepage

  After an intensive two-day competition alongside Canada’s top sommeliers, Carl Villeneuve-Lepage, sommelier, Restaurant Toqué!, Montreal, Quebec, has been named the Best Sommelier of Canada.   In addition to the title, Villeneuve-Lepage takes home close to $40,000 in prizes, including a personalized Vancouver Canucks jersey, trips to various points around the globe, $10,000 cash and $5,000 in wine. … Read moreThe Best Sommelier of Canada, 2017 is Carl Villeneuve-Lepage

#Favourites – what’s on now in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    Villa Eyrie’s Summit Restaurant amongst enRoute’s 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada nominees   MIDDLE EAST MEETS WEST: SUPERBABA OPENS ITS DOORS IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VICTORIA   Chefs’ Table Society returns with food lovers favourite   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD … Read more#Favourites – what’s on now in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

2017 Best Sommelier of Canada to be Crowned in Vancouver

  Hosted by The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers British Columbia Chapter (CAPS BC), Canada’s top sommeliers will convene in Vancouver at Rogers Arena (Captain’s Room, entrance gate 10) on September 5 to vie for the coveted titled of Best Sommelier of Canada at the National Competition Viewing and Lunch. The competition is open for trade … Read more2017 Best Sommelier of Canada to be Crowned in Vancouver

AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER LISA HALEY APPOINTED NEW RESTAURANT DIRECTOR AT GASTOWN HOTSPOT L’ABATTOIR

  Vancouver Magazine’s 2017 Sommelier of the Year Promoted to Key Front-of-House Position    L’Abattoir proprietor Paul Grunberg, along with co-owners Chef Lee Cooper and Nin Rai, is pleased to announce that Assistant General Manager and Wine Director Lisa Haley has been promoted to the role of Restaurant Director at the popular Gastown establishment. Singled … Read moreAWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER LISA HALEY APPOINTED NEW RESTAURANT DIRECTOR AT GASTOWN HOTSPOT L’ABATTOIR

TRIPLE THREAT: L’ABATTOIR WINS TRIO OF AWARDS AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

 L’Abattoir’s Signature Modern French Cuisine Earns Restaurant Gold in ‘Best Gastown/Railtown’, Silver In ‘Best French’ Categories, and Sommelier of the Year for Lisa Haley at Prestigious Annual Awards   The L’Abattoir team has plenty of reasons to celebrate today after the Gastown hotspot won gold for Best Gastown/Railtown, silver for Best French, and Wine Director/Assistant General Manager Lisa Haley … Read moreTRIPLE THREAT: L’ABATTOIR WINS TRIO OF AWARDS AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

THE best wine event of 2015

  If you have never been to Taste of Tulalip you are missing out on one fantastic wine tasting experience. I am a #winelover of Washington State wines and at Taste of Tulalp you will have an opportunity to taste the very best that Washington has to offer. “Washington State’s coveted culinary festival of the year.  A … Read moreTHE best wine event of 2015