Category: bc

An Excellent Portfolio Tasting with Select Wines & Spirits

I was happy to be invited for the second year in a row to the Select Wines & Spirits’ Annual Portfolio Tasting, held at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.  Last year I found several gems that I passed along…

Enjoying My Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Master Class

I always appreciate seminars held with wine makers and winery principals to discuss their wines.  In this case it was with wine maker Severine Pinte and General Manager Rasoul Salehi from Le Vieux Pin in the Chateau Belair Boardroom of…

Oregon Takes Vancouver 2012 – Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and More!

Probably many of us know little about Oregon wineries, unless we are a pinot lover.  It is a very nice place to visit, with many wineries or tasting rooms in the McMinnville area. For those of you that are geographically…

Eighth Annual ChefmeetsBCGrape Celebrates Regionality with BC Food Designed for BC Wine

Have you ever attended ChefmeetsBCGrape before?  It is a great event where you get to try BC VQA wines, and wonderful food produced by top BC chefs.  The dishes prepared are from Ocean Wise partner restaurants, which is good IMHO…

The Wonderful World of Vodka at the Teahouse in Stanley Park

Yesterday evening was beautiful and sunny. Perfect to try some vodka drinks made with Absolut Vodka and paired with appetizers by the Teahouse in Stanley Park.  Jacob from Absolut Vodka told us a bit about how the vodka is produced…

Tasting the Latest Wine Releases from SpierHead Winery

I first met Bill Knutson, Proprietor of SpierHead Winery during the Spring VQA wine release in Vancouver.  We talked about their wines and Bill promised to send me a bottle of the new wines that would soon be released.  Fast…

Check out the New Menu from the Establishment Lounge in Kitsilano

Last night was a Media preview of the new food menu at the Establishment Lounge in Kitsilano, 3162 W. Broadway (at Trutch).  The Establishment Lounge food is created by Executive Chef Victor Bongo.  Chef Bongo is the author of a…