food and wine pairing

Drink Chianti, Eat Gnudi, Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Ruffino Chiantis

Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  For those that have a spouse, significant other, or boyfriend/girlfriend, there may be some pressure to have a special celebration that day.  It was suggested to me by a PR company in Vancouver that…

Haywire Lunar New Year Red and White 2015 Hit the Spot

Haywire Lunar New Year Red with glasses at Sun Sui Wah

February 19, 2015 will be the Chinese New Year; the Year of the Sheep.  Haywire Wines from Summerland in the Okanagan have released their second vintage of the Lunar New Year wine.  I was privileged to try their first release…

Experience Hart House’s Seafood Celebration on Now

Hart House Restaurant in Burnaby

“The Hart House Restaurant really cares about their food and user experience”, I thought as I sat there on a Saturday night with my dining companion.  The white cotton patterned table-cloth, the beautifully decorated rooms, the knowledgeable servers, the beautifully…

Support The Girls and Breast Cancer Research With These Wines

The Girls Vivacious Rose and Voluptuous Red

Breast cancer I hazard to guess has touched every Canadian family in some way or another.  In my family my mother had breast cancer, which was thankfully cured.  I have lost a sister-in-law to breast cancer, and I have a…