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,…

Cornucopia 2017 Celebrates Fine Dining, Wine & Charity

TopTable Group in Whistler (Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, The Cellar by Araxi, Bar Oso, and Il Caminetto) is host again this year to a series of fine dining and wine-related events as part of Whistler’s premier food and drink festival, Cornucopia. From November 9-19, 2017 The Cellar at Araxi will be host to the 2017…

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…

Why not? – Quidni Estate Winery

Tucked in the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley, you’ll find a beautiful new winery by name of Quidni Estate Winery. Founder Marty Gunderson, who actually didn’t know much about wine-making, decided to partake in an adventure to open a winery to bring good people together through outstanding wine because… why not? The word “quidni” means “why…

Introducing Singletree Wines

Food and wine. Wine and food. Some things are meant to be together forever. Such is the reason why I found myself at Forage on an early afternoon. We were invited to celebrate a new winery from the Fraser Valley. A new winery called Singletree. Singletree Winery was founded in 2010 by a family whose roots…

Geoff’s on the Corner

White Rock is such a beautiful place to visit, and it is home to some very nice restaurants, one of which is Geoff’s on the Corner. Geoff’s On The Corner is a gourmet bistro and wine bar with a variety of well-priced appetizers, share plates, entrees, fine wines and cocktails.  This restaurant is almost out…