Category: Vancouver

Local Food Producers Threatened by COVID-19 Crisis

Local BC food producers

We all need food to live.  BC’s small food producers produce top-quality meats, fruits, and vegetables for us.  You can find their food in grocery stores, but as well as at Farmer’s Markets, directly at their farm and now you…

The Belmont – Try A New Boutique Hotel in Downtown Vancouver

Hotel Belmont and Travel Massive

If you are coming to downtown Vancouver to watch a hockey game, attend a wine event, or for some other reason and don’t want to drive home the same day there are many hotels available.  I recently was introduced to…

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country announces Savour the Sun Vancouver series

Savour the Sun

Do you enjoy winemaker dinners?  I do.  It is great to hear about how and why a wine was made, the weather for that season, etc. straight from the winemaker.  Then to taste the wine, and understand it a bit…

My Favourite California Red Wines at VanWineFest 2019

Assorted California red wines at VanWineFest 2019

While busily moving through the swell of people interested in tasting big Napa Cabs at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I wedged myself into tables, and indeed tasted Napa Cabs, but also Pinot Noir, Merlot, Petite Sirah, etc. from various…

A Napa Valley Cabernet 2005-14 Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvingon Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

As stated by the Vancouver International Wine Festival, “Cabernet Sauvignon is king in Napa Valley. Explore the quality and ageability of the region’s signature grape variety while savouring a 10-year retrospective from Napa’s finest. Taste for yourself why these wines are…

New World Chardonnay Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

As described by the Vancouver International Wine Festival about this seminar, “California Chardonnay shocked the wine world at the 1976 Judgement in Paris and has carried on powering the family-owned and operated Jackson Family Wines for more than 35 years.…

A Sneak Peek at the Wines of the International Wine Festival 2019

Louis M Martini Winery Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Painted Rock Estate Winery Cabernet Franc and Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019 starts February 23.  A big part of the festival is attending the International Festival Tasting Room that has 160 wineries attending, pouring a total of 1450 wines.  How do you know which wineries you…

Pairing Some Holiday Cheer with Pastries and Chocolates from Temper Chocolate & Pastry

Pairing Some Holiday Cheer with Pastries and Chocolates from Temper Chocolate & Pastry

During the holidays many of us like to make, give and/or receive pastries and chocolates.  But what do we pair them with?  Tea or coffee?  Yes those are what most people do, but how about wine?  I took up that…