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French Wines at 2019 Vanwinefest – My Recommendations

French Wines at the 2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival My Recommendations Sometimes the wine list in a four star restaurant can be daunting as the list may be ten pages or more with only four to five selections that I actually recognize. So whenever I’m in this situation, I choose a …

Pizza Making Parties

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Pizza Making Parties

COCKTAIL & PIZZA MAKING PARTIES AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLATBREAD Prepare to get crafty as you learn to create your own seasonal cocktails and perfect pizza pie! INCLUDED IN THE PIZZA MAKING PARTIES: Party Nibbles – Locally Marinated Olives + Cheesy Flatbread & Dip Cocktail Making – …

German Wines

My Review of German Wines at the 2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival

My Review of German Wines at 2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival To Riesling or not to Riesling, is there even such a question? Because those of us who go ape sh**t over the stuff know that no other wine offers such a fragrant aroma of tropical fruit and notes of even more tropical fruit. …

Patron Tequila

Patron Tequila Perfectionists Canada Competition 2018 with recipes

  Patron Tequila – Canada  2018 Patron Perfectionists Competition When I’m in Rome, I eat like the Romans – carblicious pasta and pizza all the way to the fat farm. But when I’m in Mexico, watch out because I drink like the Mexicans do and no I’m not talking about the cheap …

Koko Monk Chocolates

The Chocolate Whisperer Opens a Second Koko Monk Chocolates Location

The Chocolate Whisperer opens a Second Koko Monk Chocolates Location Much like your first kiss, when that first bite of a chocolate carefully crafted by Paul Dincer, hits your taste bud, waves of sublime pleasure will overcome your taste buds prompting you to ride another wave with yet another …

Fat Bastard Wines

Fat Bastard Is in the House – My Review of Fat Bastard Wines

    Fat Bastard is in the House – Fat Bastard Wines that Is   When the receptionist told me that Fat Bastard was in the house I thought to myself, “Damn, who told my ex I worked here?” Much to my relief it wasn’t the fat bastard I had been married to over 15 …


Ode to the Rose Wine Program at The Wine Bar and Provence

Ode to the Rose Wine Program at The Wine Bar and Provence On June 1, 2018, Chef Jean-francis Quaglia and Wine Director Joshua Carlson launched a rosé wine program at and The Wine Bar  and Provence offering 46 rosés, bringing the total amount of wines being offered by the glass to 240 which is the …

BC Distilled Festival

The Unconscious Asian Tweeting at Your Feet – My Review of the BC Distilled Festival

  The Unconscious Asian Tweeting At Your Feet My Review of the BC Distilled Festival Two years ago when I attend the BC Distilled Festival, I was the unconscious Asian tweeting at your feet. This year, it’s no different except that I have a cane to steady me on my feet when I start to …


My 2018 Vanwinefest Recommendations – Red Wines

[To view photo gallery, scroll to bottom of page and click on “View as Full Site”]   My 2018 Vanwinefest Recommendations – Portuguese and Spanish Red Wines   I blame Malbec for the reason why my list doesn’t contain any red Spanish wines as I’ve grown to …

Vancouver International Wine Festival

My 2018 Vanwinefest Recommendations – White Wines

é [To view this photo gallery, go to bottom of page and click on “View as Full Site”]   My 2018 Vanwinefest Recommendations – White Portuguese and Spanish Wines I was fortunate to have had the chance to spend 17 days in Barcelona where cava is cheaper than bottled water. …

Savour Spain

Recap of Savour Spain Vanwinefest Event

[To view this photo gallery, go to bottom of this page and click on “View as Full Site”] … Eating and Drinking My Way Through Spain at Savour Spain   Is there anything better than spending time in Spain where you can truly savour all that she has to offer from $2 cavas and …

Lakeview Wine

Affordable Lakeview Wine Is a Real Crowd Pleaser

Affordable Lakeview Wine Is A Real Crowd Pleaser As a typical Asian girl who can’t hold her alcohol it only takes me half a glass of wine for my complexion to assume the colour of my bright red coat. . So when I received the following  bottles of Lakeview Wine – Vidal Icewine and EastDell …


Canadian Wines at the 2017 VanWinefest – My Recommendations

  ….).. According to a press release I received from the Vancouver International Wine Festival, at the 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival which featured Canadian wines, this year’s dishwashers will have dealt with 82,000 wine glasses plus countless plates, cups and …

Central City Brewing

Central City Brewing and Parallel 49 Seasons Greeting Beer Advent Calendar

CENTRAL CITY BREWING & PARALLEL 49 COLLABORATE ON SEASONS GREETINGS 24- PACK IN TIME FOR HOLIDAYS Like sushi, it took me time to appreciate the texture and flavours of raw fish and learn not to put the whole smacking gob of wasabi into my mouth – true story. So as a wine sweetie …

Fable Diner

Review – Cozy up with modern comfort food at Fable Diner

… Cozy up with modern comfort food at Fable Diner Trevor Bird and Ron MacGillivray open Fable Diner on July 21, 2016 in the historical Lee Building at 151 East Broadway Not content to just run the successful Fable Restaurant where menu items feature ingredients sourced from local farms, …

Habibis Mediterranean Foods

Who Needs Butter When You Have Habibis Vegan Spreads – My Review

Habibis Mediterranean Foods offers Vegan Spreads and Dips Perfect for People with Dairy Allergies If you have a lactose intolerant issue or even a full-blown dairy allergy like me, then you’ve probably searched for alternatives to replace those butter drenched sandwiches that with one bite …


2016 Garagiste North Wine Tasting Review

  Next to the Vancouver International Wine Festival which showcases a large number of wineries every year from a designated country, I’d have to say that Garagiste North is my favorite wine event as it’s an opportunity for me to taste high quality wines from small lot wine …


My Review of the Products at the Dairy Free Living Event

  Living my life cow free – My review of Dairy Free Living Event I used to be just lactose intolerant until a trip to the Mardi Gras in N’leans where endless parties and endless arrays of rich foods paired with an even more endless assortment of cream based shooters resulted in …

Wines under $25

My Recommendations from the 25 Wines under $25 event

  Every year, my favorite event to attend at the Vancouver International Wine Festival is the 25 Wines Under $25 seminar as it’s definitely up my frugal alley.  Hosted by James Nevison, The Province‘s “Wine Guy” and author of the best-selling Had a Glass series of wine …


Cool Climate Cool View Wine Event at Lift Bar and Grill

  Set against a picturesque view of Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains at Lift Bar and Grill, the Cool Climate Cool View grazing lunch event held on February 27, 2016 for the Vancouver International Wine Festival featured vineyards that are located within a few kilometres of the ocean …


My Review of Bonterra Vineyards Wine Dinner at Boathouse Kits

  An Evening of Wine from Bonterra and Culinary Pairings from The Boathouse Hosted by General Manager, Amber Brownlee and Executive Chef, Vincent Wong of The Boathouse. Special Guest Dave Kobal, Vineyard Director, Bonterra Winery. Ever since I attended the New Zealand Wine event at the The …


Fraser Valley Festive Feast at Forage from Dec 9 to 23 – 4 courses for $35

  Casual, comfortable and affordable, Chef Chris Whittaker’s Forage celebrates all things BC. Forage loves working to create community. Whether it’s a West End cause or part of the burgeoning movement committed to farm to table fare. Forage is there. Events Fraser Valley Feast @ Forage DATES …


Enjoy Gojoy Berries in refreshing drinks

  As a child, my mother decided that my siblings and I should take up gardening as a hobby as we had a 500+ square foot garden in our backyard of which we grew bok choy, garlic chives, potatoes, spring pea, carrots and goji berries. All of these we harvested, dried and then my mother would …


Percy’s Vodka Coolers

Percy’s Old Fashioned Lemonade and Percy’s Punch Now Available  Locally Made Vodka Coolers Sure to Quench Your Summer Thirst …   Percy’s Old Fashioned Lemonade is made from a family recipe passed down by Great Grandfather Percy who made it regularly to quench the thirst of his friends …


Oh What a Night of Casa Sauza Tequila Tasting at Café Medina

  Most of us have probably experienced a night in our youth chucking back tequila shooters until the porcelain bus arrived and in the morning felt as though a Chihuahua has bitten our head off. As a frequent visitor to Mexico, I’ve been on a few tequila factory tours and tasted a whole …