Tag: award

Fort Berens Estate Winery #3 Small Winery in Canada

Fort Berens award

I’ve been telling my readers about Lillooet and Fort Berens Estate Winery for many years.  Excellent wines.  Now they have a new batch of awards from WineAlign’s latest competition.  Here is the press release from Fort Berens.  Go out and…

Vancouver’s R&B Brewing Tapped as BC Ale Trail’s ‘Best Brewery Experience’ for 2021

Barry Benson from R&B Brewing sm (credit Brian K Smith)

Have you ever tried craft beer from Vancouver’s R&B Brewing?  If you haven’t, this announcement about them, they were just awarded the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience Award for 2021. Read the press release about this award, and consider trying…

Award-winning Restaurant Tutto Brings The Best of Italy to Vancouver and Introduces New Culinary Leadership

Tutto Restaurant & Bar

Here is another reason for you to visit Yaletown.  Visit Tutto Restaurant & Bar and see why they won Best New Restaurant and more at Georgia Straight’s 24th Annual Golden Plate Awards for 2021!  The press release is below. ~~~…

Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia Knighted by Government of France

Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia and his Medal of the Ordre du Merite Agricole

What an honour for Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia to be knighted by the Government of France in an award ceremony this week (Aug 18/21) at the restaurant. We all knew his dishes were excellent and we now…

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…

Catena Zapata Named The #1 World’s Most Admired Wine Brand of 2020 By Drinks International Magazine

Bodega Catena Zapata logo

At the end of February, I was very fortunate during the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 to be able to meet and interview Laura Catena, from Bodega Catena Zapata; an iconic Argentinean winery.  And in April I received information that…

Tinhorn Creek Medals at the 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition

Tinhorn Creek winning wines

The holiday season is very busy with wine-related press releases.  Here is my second press release for the day; this one from Tinhorn Creek and their bounty of medals won at the 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition.  There may…

The Story Continues with jy. Ancient Method Sparkling Wine

jy Pinot Noir Ancient Method sparkling wine sign and glass

Since 2011, Okanagan Crush Pad  (OCP) winery in Summerland offered the Okanagan Wine Campus, where the BC Sommelier of the Year has the opportunity to create their own wine label at the OCP facility.  They are part of the whole wine…

2017 BC Hospitality Foundation Sommelier Scholarships are Open

BC Hospitality Foundation logo

The 2017 BC Hospitality Foundation Sommelier Scholarships are sponsored by Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) and Authentic Wine and Spirits Merchants. These scholarships are a mentorship program designed to further individual study in wine education. Up to four $1000.00 scholarships are awarded every year.…