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2017 Garagiste North Wine Tasting Notes

One of my favorite wine tasting events is the Garagiste North Small Guys Wine Festival which features small lot wine producers in B.C. – proof that small quantities can produce the best quality of wine as I never fail to find some fabulous wines at this festival. Of late though, I’ve …


PICA Kitchen Party at Vanwinefest – My Tasting Notes

[To view on mobile, scroll to end of page, and click on View as Full Site] Several years ago when I wasn’t a blogger and I actually purchased a ticket to the Tasting Room at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, it was such an overwhelming experience as I literally tried to taste each …


25 Wines under Twenty Five Dollars – My 2017 Recommendations

[If viewing on mobile, scroll to end of post and click on “View full site’] Being fabulously frugal means I hardly ever pay more than $25 for a bottle of wine except for the occasional splurge when I really want that expensive bottle of bubbly or French pinot noir. So I’m always …


Hearthstone Brewery where its not all about the beer

.. [To view this on mobile, scroll to the bottom of your screen and select “View Full Site”] I seldom go to pubs because as a wine drinker and foodie I find the food to be edible without any lack lustre and beer too hoppy for my oenophilic tastes. But at the recent Friends and Family …


Okanagan Wine Campus JY Wine Launch

…. Okanagan Wine Campus JY Wine Launch The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) proudly announces the release of the 2015 jy. Ancient Method sparkling wine, the latest from Okanagan Crush Pad winery’s Okanagan Wine Campus series. The name behind the wine is Jason Yamasaki, group sommelier …

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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 …

Coal Harbour Tasting

My Wine Tasting Notes for the Pelican Bay Wine Tasting

  I’ve been to the Pelican Bay Wine Tasting numerous times and it’s one of the better wine tastings as you not only have the opportunity to taste 100+ wines to taste, but plenty of appetizers to go around.  And last but not least, you leave with a voucher for $10 off on your next …


Refresh Yourself With La Marca Prosecco Sparkling Wine

  Refresh Yourself with La Marca Prosecco Wine  Canadian wine lovers flocking to the affordable luxury of La Marca Prosecco®   The popularity of Prosecco is on the rise in Canada, with consumption of Italian sparkling wines growing more than 14 per cent over the past several years1. Part of …