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…

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…

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…

Wine Review: Crane Lake Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

What better way to take in the Lunar eclipse than to enjoy it with a glass of wine and Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon. From California, this rather affordable wine has a rich and warm ruby colour and the bouquet holds notes of blackberry and cherry. The palate leaves a bit of vanilla with mild traces of oak….

Embrace the Darkness with Apothic Dark

Days are getting darker, weather is getting colder. As we head into the winter season, Apothic Wines has created a new wine that will make you want to embrace the darkness. Apothic Dark is the “must have” wine of Winter. This seductive blend of Petite Sirah, Teroldego and Cabernet Sauvignon, has a smooth and layered…

Wine review – 2012 Apothic Red and White

Recently I had the chance to sample the new 2012 vintages of Apothic red and white. These delightful wines are hitting the shelves just in time to help you usher the new year! Apothic has been one of my favourite wines for awhile. The 2012 vintages do not disappoint. This California wine is inspired by…