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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 …

Coal Harbour Spring Patio Tasting

Coal Harbour Spring Patio Tasting Notes from the Wine Sweetie

[To view this photo gallery, scroll down to end of page and click on “View as Full Site”]   Much to my chagrin I missed last year’s Coal Harbour Spring Patio Tasting because of a stupid moth. Yes, you heard me right. A stupid big fat moth that sat on my ceiling …

Chef Meets BC Grape

Chef Meets BC Grape Vancouver

    Chef Meets BC Grape Vancouver on April 26, 2018 Experience the largest tasting of BC VQA Wines in Western Canada at this multi-city event series celebrating BC Wine and Food, highlighting all things grown, crushed, raised and produced in BC. Sample from a selection of hundreds of BC …


Farm Friends event is response to Alberta’s BC Wine Boycott

  Farm Friends: BC Wineries respond to Alberta’s BC Wine Boycott with Love Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced an immediate boycott on all imports of wines from British Columbia Tuesday, in what is becoming a growing inter-provincial spat over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain …

Coal Harbour Tasting

Coal Harbour Liquor Store Spring Patio Tasting

Celebrate the season at the Coal Harbour Liquor Store Spring Patio Tasting Sample amazing wines, craft beers, ciders and more on Dockside’s award-winning patio Coal Harbour Liquor Store is pleased host its third annual Spring Patio Tasting on the waterfront patio at Dockside Restaurant. The event …

Garagiste North

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 …

Coal Harbour Spring Tasting

Tix for Coal Harbour Spring Tasting now on sale

On May 25th from 5-8PM, the Coal Harbour Spring Tasting returns for another great year on the award-winning patio at Dockside Restaurant. Some of our favourite suppliers will be on hand, pouring a wide range of imported and local wines, craft beer, cider, and premium spirits. Tickets cost $49.95 …


Garagiste North Wine Festival Returns For 2017

After a very, very, VERY long winter in BC wine country, the Garagistes are happy to see the snow almost completely melted on the vineyards and signs of spring popping up. Though there is little time to rest for those of us in the wine industry, winter does provide a bit of a respite and a chance …


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 …


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 …