British Columbia New GIs and Sub-GIs

Wines of British Columbia hosted a Fall Release Tasting – COLOUR for trade, hospitality and media giving us an opportunity to taste BCVQA (Vintner’s Quality Alliance) wines. This designation tells the consumer/wine drinker they are enjoying a wine made solely from BC grapes. A seminar on the Geographical Indications (GI) of British Columbia was presented … Read more

Our #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

Just this past week I spent some time with a few millennial women in the PR biz and the subject of Rosé wine came up. It was such a refreshing conversation. It was like Rosé wine was a totally new concept and they were excited about drinking Rosé wines, almost as if they had invented … Read more

Wine Tasting at Dockside

Coal Harbour’s 6th Annual Spring Wine Tasting was held at Dockside Restaurant on Granville Island, which has won the “Best Patio” award for the last six years running in The Georgia Straight’s Golden Plate Awards. The day was near perfect for this al fresco event. There were over 100 wines, both domestic and imported, along … Read more

A quick trip to Victoria nets a great evening at OLO Restaurant

  Yesterday was a bit of a whirlwind that ended, eventually, with my first visit to OLO. We started the day in rural Vancouver Island north of Courtenay, made our way for meetings in Nanaimo followed by a trek to Victoria. Our intention was to stop for lunch at either Unsworth Vineyards or Hudson’s on First, … Read more

Vancouver Magazine Awards Reception 2016

The day began with a pre-awards reception, which featured a variety of beer, food and wine samples. I began with a cool refreshing new Double IPA from Stanley Park Brewing, which was the perfect way to wake up my taste buds for what was to come. My first stop was Culmina, a Triggs family winery … Read more

Wine Touring in the Cowichan Valley

My most recent excursion took me to Unsworth Vineyards just minutes away from Mill Bay in the Cobble Hill area. The surrounding countryside is serene and beautiful as is the setting for their Tasting Room, open daily year round. Since my last visit they have changed management and chef at the Restaurant which is open … Read more

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