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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
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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
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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 …

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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
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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
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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 …

Coal Harbour Spring Tasting
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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Savour Our Neighbourhood
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Savour our Neighbourhood Food and Wine Event

I like to support worthy organizations in my neighborhood, like The Mount Pleasant Family Center Society. There mission is to “inspire families to build caring relationships with each other, our neighbours and the broader community.”  The Society is having a fundraising night – …

VanWineFest
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VanWineFest Ticket On-Sale Dates

  VanWineFest Ticket On-Sale Dates The 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival returns for an eight-day celebration of wine and food February 11 to 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues around Metro Vancouver. The 2017 festival features 180 wineries from 16 countries …

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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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Advance Tickets On Sale November 1 for Vanwinefest

CANADA TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT 2017 VANWINEFEST Discounted tickets & Gold Pass on sale November 1 to December 15 Free ticket with beVancouver.com hotel booking IN BRIEF Discounted tickets to select 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival events go on sale Tuesday, November 1 at 9:30 a.m. Save …

Fall Into the Market
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Liberty Merchant Company Fall Into the Market

  Liberty Merchant Company Fall Into the Market Tasting Event Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents its annual Fall into the Market tasting event. This Liberty-sponsored event is in support of the BC SPCA, to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in …

Chef Meets BC Grape
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ChefmeetsBCGrape Signature Tasting of BC wines and restaurants

  ChefMeetsBCGrape Signature Tasting   Thursday, September 15, 2016 Vancouver Convention Centre East 999 Canada Place, Ballrooms A, B and C 7–9:30 PM Join the Arts Club and the Wines of British Columbia at the 12th annual ChefmeetsBCGrape fundraising series, the largest tasting of BC VQA …

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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 …

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Garagiste North – The Small Guys Wine Fest Vancouver on April 17

Garagiste North returns on April 17, 2016 Join us again this year at Garagiste North to celebrate the fabulous small lot wine producers of BC! The under 2000 case producers – the ‘small guys’ represent the true spirit of wine country-come taste the wines with the winemakers, chat …

Taste BC
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Taste BC – an event featuring BC Wine and Restaurants

Taste BC: Showing BC Wines and BC Restaurants Thursday, 28 January 2016 at 16:30–19:30 Pan Pacific Vancouver Suite 300-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B5 Get ready for the province’s biggest wine tasting on January 28th 2016 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver (Crystal Pavilion). …

Evolve Wine
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My tasting notes of Evolve Cellars Wines

  I laugh whenever someone tells me that if I keep drinking beer I’ll eventually find one I like and in response I say okay that will happen once I try every single varietal from every winery on earth because honey it’s the taste of grape I love and all its underlying fruit notes. …

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Spirits and Wine Tastings Schedule

  Everything Wine – North Vancouver events: http://ow.ly/eVONl Everything Wine – Surrey (Morgan`s Crossing) http://ow.ly/eVOR6 Legacy Liquor: 1633 Manitoba Street http://ow.ly/7d8yE New tasting station with 8 whites and 8 reds daily: www.marquis-wines.com Every Friday Wine Rant: …

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with Haywire Wines and Wild Sweets by Dominique and Cindy Duby

Photo Credit:  Wild Sweets The Year of the Ram celebration is fast approaching, so we share a few ideas that would make appropriate gifting and entertaining items: two very special wine labels, and two seasonal confections!   Wine For Your Table The second release of Summerland’s Haywire …

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Big Night – Vancouver’s Premier Food and Wine Event

Photo Credit: Van Magazine On Friday February 6th, 2015| 7PM – 9PM, Big Night is back at Coast Coal Harbour Hotel (1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver) for another great culinary and wine event that foodies and wine lovers shouldn’t miss. Rub elbows with local celebrities and media …

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Vancouver Sommelier Samantha Rahn launch of Samatha Syrah

Fourth from the Okanagan Wine Campus comes Samantha Syrah which is a wine determined to please Syrah lovers with its violet aroma on the nose and dark purple fruit on the palate. Although not quite full bodied, you know once it’s given a chance to mature then it will hit the high notes of …

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Elephant Wine Tasting at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales

Date: Thursday Nov. 6th, 7-9pm Tickets – $20.00 + tax Join us at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales on Cambie street as we learn about the production, pairings, and delicious taste of fruit wines. Elephant Island is coming here to do a tasting and (re)introduce us to their lineup of fruit wines and …