Month: October 2020

The Sandbar Celebrates 20 Years With Special Anniversary Pricing On Menu Classics

Hoshi's California Roll with Dungeness Crab at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

Have you been to Granville Island lately?  It has been a while for me, but I have enjoyed meals at the Sandbar Seafood Restaurant.  The restaurant is offering special 2000-era pricing for November 2020.  That should get you out for…

Loveblock Tee Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Loveblock Tee Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Loveblock Tee Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (NZ $26.99) Straight out the gate this is unlike any Sauvignon Blanc I’ve tasted recently.  Perfumed with lemon verbena, lemongrass, soft herbaceousness and a whisker of marzipan, on the palate it’s crunchy-fresh and flinty,…

Ortega and an Aromatic White Blend from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Estate Ortega and Q White 2019 wines

Have you ever heard of the Ortega grape? Did you know that Ortega is a cross between Siegerrebe and Müller-Thurgau?  And did you know that you can try Ortega wine from Blue Grouse Estate Winery from Duncan, BC?  Vancouver Island…

TIME Winery and McWatters Collection Brings Bordeaux Blends to You

HMC McWatters Collection Meritage 2017 and TIME Winery Fourth Dimension 2017

Do you know the meaning of the term “Meritage” for wines? It is a term developed by the California-based Meritage Alliance, that means a Bordeaux blend of grapes, without infringing on the term Bordeaux. Just like wineries around the world…

Flavours of Italy at BC Government Liquor Stores

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The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, together with BC Liquor Stores, is organizing during the month of October another edition of “Flavours of Italy – Celebrating Italian Classics”, an in-store promotion in selected BC Liquors Stores. This edition of “Flavours of…

Quick Reviews: Church & State’s Coyote Bowl Series Chardonnay 2017 and Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Church & State Wines Coyote Bowl Series Chardonnay 2017 and Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Here are my last two wines to review for you from Church & State Wines.  They grow grapes and produce wines from both their Vancouver Island and their Okanagan vineyard/winery sites.  The two wines I tasted for this article are…

Time To Win and Help the BC Hospitality Foundation Lottery – BC: Our Beautiful Backyard

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Imagine working in the service industry where you are meeting with the public and at a higher risk to come into contact with someone with COVID.  What if you have a pre-existing condition that makes COVID outcomes worse?  That is…