Month: December 2020

Pairing Cheese with a BC Red and Ontario White VQA Wine

Gold Hill Syrah 2016 and Thirty Bench Small Lot Riesling, Wood Post Vineyard, 2015 wines paired with Cantonnier, Cheddar and Cendre de Lune cheeses

Wine and cheese pairings are great for holiday entertaining and when you want to enjoy by yourself. Today I have two VQA wines, one from BC, and one from Ontario, that I am pairing with a limited edition collectable box…

Celebrating Thirty Years of CinCin – Prix Fixe Dinner $30

CinCin Celebrating 30 Years

CinCin is a long established quality Italian restaurant located in downtown Vancouver.  If you have not enjoyed their dishes yet, here is a great chance to at a special price.  Celebrating their 30 years in business, CinCin is offering a…

Ontario Wine Makers Harvest 2020 Interview – COVID Edition

Tim Charisse, Kelly Mason, and Keith Tyers Ontario winemakers

This is my third year interviewing winemakers in Ontario about their latest grape harvest and wine production.  To get a more complete picture of the harvest I asked the following questions to three winemakers in three different grape growing regions…

Les Dames BC to Award $50,000 in Scholarships

Les Dames

(British Columbia) – Les Dames d’Escoffier – BC Chapter has raised $50,000 to award in scholarships this coming year. These scholarships are open to any woman (or person identifying as female) who resides in BC and wants to further their…

Winery Dogs of BC Calendars Raising Funds for TWO Great Causes + Contest

2021 Winery Dogs of BC calendar cover

It is the time of year that we can help others, people and animals.  The Winery Dogs of BC Wall Calendar needs your help.  With COVID, sales are slower, but needs for people and animals has not.  When you buy…

3 Wines from Kalala Organic Estate Winery an Organic Pioneer in BC

Kalala Zweigelt and Dostana Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot wines

One of my favourite certified organic wineries from BC is Kalala Organic Estate Winery, in West Kelowna. Making wine, starting in 2006, I’d say that they were one of the pioneer wineries showing that you can produce excellent organic wine…

Give or Receive A Champagne Education for the Holidays

Enjoy Champagne

Granted, 2020 has been a terrible year due to COVID.  It has affected everyone around the world.  But a sparkle of optimism is on the way.  There are currently COVID vaccines that should be released shortly, which will be used…