2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival

The 2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival has begun. Now in its 40th year, this weeklong celebration begins with a series of wine related dinners spread across the city. Portugal and Spain are this year’s featured countries, but with sixteen countries represented and 173 wineries pouring a combined 1,450 wines at 50 events, no matter what … Read more2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR UNCORKS PAIR OF EXCLUSIVE WINE EVENTS THIS FEBRUARY

  Boulevard Brings Out the Best of BC with Wine Brunch during Dine Out Vancouver Festival and Explores ‘The Cool Climates of California’ as Part of Vancouver International Wine Festival Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Director of Operations and Sommelier Steve Edwards is pleased to announce a duo of exclusive wine events this February that … Read moreGRAPE EXPECTATIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR UNCORKS PAIR OF EXCLUSIVE WINE EVENTS THIS FEBRUARY

THE WINE WORLD CELEBRATES CANADA’S 150TH AT 2017 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

  Canada turns 150 next year and the Vancouver International Wine Festival has invited the wine world to the party. And the wine world has responded: the festival will feature more than 100 international wineries and about 75 Canadian wineries at Canada’s premier wine show. The Canadian lineup includes wineries from British Columbia, Ontario and, … Read moreTHE WINE WORLD CELEBRATES CANADA’S 150TH AT 2017 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

Gotham Steakhouse awarded Platinum 2016 Wine Program Excellence Award

Gotham Steakhouse & Bar is honoured to receive a prestigious Platinum 2016 Wine Program Excellence Award at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Led by Beverage Director Brett Kawaguchi and Sommelier Sam Jonnery, Gotham’s wine program has proven its exceptional intelligence, variety and depth. The cellar includes over 450 labels, including many rare varietals and exclusive bottles, with … Read moreGotham Steakhouse awarded Platinum 2016 Wine Program Excellence Award

BEST OF THE BRUNCH: RAILTOWN CATERING CLAIMS TOP SPOT

  AT 2016 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL VINTNERS BRUNCH   Railtown Executive Sous Chef Mathew Koyanagi’s Black Rice Congee with Pinot Noir-Braised Duck Singled Out as Toast of Annual Wine and Food Pairing Competition Professionals from Vancouver’s food and wine industry raised a glass to Railtown Catering and Executive Sous Chef Mathew Koyanagi on the … Read moreBEST OF THE BRUNCH: RAILTOWN CATERING CLAIMS TOP SPOT

Tasting at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

  The wines of Italy. The Vancouver International Wine Festival is in full swing with the public tastings scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday afternoon and evenings. Often the Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon public tastings are the least crowded. At this point all of the public session are sold out. Should you be planning to attend I … Read moreTasting at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Leaving the best for last – Blind Tasting Challenge

There is no doubt that the number of events, including dinners, receptions, lunches, grazings and seminars are many during the Vancouver International Wine Festival. For me there is always one that stands above the crowd, not necessarily the fanciest or most expensive but the one that, in my opinion, best captures the essence of what … Read moreLeaving the best for last – Blind Tasting Challenge

DINE ITALIA at La Terrazzo…in a word

  Everyone knows that La Terrazza is a great restaurant so I knew going in that lunch would be good but I had no idea that it would be so exceptional. As one of three media attending the lunch we were each assigned to a table. I was fortunate indeed to be seated with Luc … Read moreDINE ITALIA at La Terrazzo…in a word

What’s Trending in France: Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest Lecture

  What’s Trending in France?  Vancouver International Wine Festival Lecture Series Is France still a trend setter?  Do we want them to be “ modern” with their wine making?,  do they want to be modern or traditionalists?  Can they be both? This was a lively discussion of some of France’s most respected winemakers and producers … Read moreWhat’s Trending in France: Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest Lecture