The Vancouver International Wine Festival Returns Until March 3

The 41st Vancouver International Wine Festival is back for an eight-day celebration of wine and food February 23 to March 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues around Metro Vancouver. The 2019 festival features 160 wineries participating in 54 events. This year, the spotlight shines on wines from California, with 53 wineries from…

Last minute Christmas gifts from BC’s best wineries

If you’re still fretting about getting the perfect host/hostess gift, look no further than our own backyard.  BC wineries have you covered with a variety of gifts and of course, delicious wine: Haywire’s Vintage Bub 2013 Vintage Bub is bottle aged five years which brings to life its earthy, wild-mushroom bread dough nose with fresh…

Holiday Gifting: Wines for the strategic saver & the spirited splurger

Finally, it’s here – ‘tis the season for laughter, food and even better, wine. With winter on the way, Canadians are thinking about holiday gifting, making their lists and checking them twice. For the oenophile on your list, check out this line up of wines sure to please even the most particular of wine enthusiasts. Whether…

Explore the Okanagan Wineries

For Labour Day long weekend, my husband and I decided to visit his family in Vernon, BC which is about a 5-hour drive from Vancouver. On the way to Vernon, we visited two wineries in Lake Country, BC: Arrowleaf Cellars and Gray Monk Estate Winery. Lake Country is a municipality in the Okanagan Valley region,…

Drink Pink at The Wine Bar this Summer

Rosé season is here! And what better way to celebrate this summer than having a gorgeous glass of rosé at The Wine Bar in Yaletown. The Wine Bar has an extensive wine list from around the world and their rosé program features 41 different wines gathered from California, Germany, Spain, France, and England – best part?…

2018 VanWineFest Wineries Announced

If you’re counting the days to the Vancouver International Wine Festival, you’ll be excited to know that the winery lineup for the 40th annual festival, which takes place February 24-March 4, 2018 has been announced. .The eight-day wine and food extravaganza will showcase 177 wineries from 15 countries, including 38 wineries from Spain and 24 wineries from…

Celebrate the season at the Coal Harbour Liquor Store Spring Patio Tasting

Coal Harbour Liquor Store is hosting its third annual Spring Patio Tasting on the waterfront patio at Dockside Restaurant.  With the weather we’ve been having, it will definitely feel more like a summer party! The event will take place from 5-8PM on June 1st and will include over 20 suppliers pouring an irresistible selection of…

Break out the bubbly at Provence Marinaside and TWB

Anytime is a good time for bubbles –  indeed the sparkling personality of a good vintage is the best way to celebrate life. But until recently, one couldn’t just enjoy a glass of their favourite wine. Enter Provence Marinaside and TWB-The Wine Bar. That’s right. Starting this month, these Yaletown establishments will be serving the likes…

The 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival

Vancouver International Wine Festival returns for an eight-day celebration of wine and food February 11 to 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues around Metro Vancouver. The 2017 festival features 180 wineries from 16 countries participating in 54 events. In celebration of our nation’s 150th birthday, the festival features Canada as the theme…