Month: January 2021

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Metal Ox With Wine

Chinese New Year of the Metal Ox (Courtesy New year vector created by pikisuperstar - www.freepik.com)

Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Metal Ox will start on February 12, and it will last until January 31, 2022.  In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal because of its role in agriculture and its…

Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc

Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (NZ $22) Classic, punchy, passionfruit-packed and citrus-saturated Sauvignon Blanc here from one of Marlborough’s original wine families. Its whipcrack acidity gives it a cleansing, texture and accentuates the basil, lime and tomato leaf layers. It’s…

Two Aromatic White Wines from Hillside Winery for You

Hillside Winery Heritage Series Gewurztraminer and Viognier 2019 wines

BC has a favourable climate for aromatic white grapes, such as Gewurztraminer and Viognier. I received a sample of Hillside Winery‘s Heritage Series wines to review, with two of them being from these aromatic varieties.  Their Heritage series wines are…

Lovin’ and the Oven: Hart House Valentine’s Menus Sure to Please

Hart House logo

Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming around quite soon.  Have you thought about what you will do?  I have an article upcoming about BC wine and dishes for Valentine’s Day dinner, but if you want some inspiration now, Hart House in…

Celebrate L’Amour with Provence Marinaside This Valentine’s Day

Provence Marinaside Seafood Platter (Photo Credit Emrys Horton)

Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and so you may want to start planning. A nice dinner, either at home, or safely at a restaurant, like Provence Marinaside, may be your choice.  Provence has a special meal paired with wonderful…

Have You Purchased Your Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria – Lottery Tickets?

BCHF Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria Lottery

You can prepare yourself for some post-covid enjoyment and help the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) by buying tickets to their latest online lottery, which is held in conjunction with Destination Greater Victoria and the BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association (BCRFA),…