Tag: Wine

Wines by the glass in restaurants and bars

Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers Launches in BC

This afternoon I attended a bubble party to celebrate the launch of The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers in British Columbia. This Canada-wide association will bring new opportunities, connections and forums to our province.  CAPS have been active in Quebec,…

TAPAS 23

UPDATED 2/15/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3941 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-628300 Web: http://www.tapas23.com/ Twitter: @Tapas23YVR Advice: Live music on Wednesdays. As a lover of all things Spanish, and yearning for more eateries serving dishes with flavours from Spain, we go…

WIN 2 Tickets to TASTE BC 2014

The 20th annual celebration of local food and drink takes place January 21, 2011 (4:30-7:30 p.m.) at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. Guests will taste, sip and experience BC’s finest wine, beer and spirits accompanied by tasty fare from…

Interview with Wine Sommelier David Stansfield

A couple of weeks ago David Stansfield gave a talk at my Food Talks Vol 10 event about Wine, it struck me as how knowledgeable David was. Hence it was high time I interviewed him, we first sat down at…

Food Talks Volume 10

Food Talks Vol 10 Speakers (from left to right) Tim Pawsey, Michaela Morris, Michele Boufard, John Clerides, Sid Cross and David Schoelfield. On December 3rd we presented the tenth event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers…

Marquis Wine Cellars

1034 Davie St, Vancouver Phone: (604) 684-0445 Web: http://www.marquis-wines.com/ Twitter: @MarquisWineCell Advice:  Open 11am-9pm daily. This fall Owner John Clerides unveiled his new wine store after close to a year of construction that doubled the size of the existing store….

Food Talks Vol 10, December 3

This is the tenth event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the wine community. Food Talks goes WINE Talks for this edition! Our speakers will touch…

BETTY AT THE BURRARD

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-3200 Web: http://theburrard.com/ Twitter: @BettyAtBurrard Advice: Free wife, has  Gluten-Free goodies as well. Located in the centre of the city, adjacent to The Burrard Hotel sits a retro late 1950’s…

PORTLAND CRAFT

3835 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2494 Web: www.portlandcraft.com Twitter: @Portland_Craft Advice: Sit at the communal table. Takes reservations, Walk-Ins welcome. The star of this room with its high ceilings, long communal table is its long list of craft brews many of…

West Restaurant Launched OWEN Cab Franc Wine

Okanagan Crush Pad recently released Owen for West Restaurant, a BC VQA Cabernet Franc, this is the second wine release from BC’s Okanagan Crush Pad’s Okanagan Wine Campus program, created by 2011 Vancouver Sommelier of the Year and West wine…

Touring Krause Winery and Farm

A few weeks ago I was invited for a tour of Alf and Sandee Krause brand new Estate Winery at Krause Berry Farm. I have toured Krause Berry Farm on previous trips, this time I had a chance to see…

GRAIN TASTING BAR

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver. Tel: 604-639-4768 Web: www.grainvbc.com/ Twitter: @Grain_Bar Advice: Snag a spot by the open window on sunny day. Located inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Many of the dishes are ideal for sharing. With one of the coolest…

Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 West Cordova St, Vancouver Tel: 604-599-8999 Web: www.tucrestaurant.com Twitter: @TucRestaurant Advice: Open for lunch and dinner. Also offers an upstairs seating area perfect for large gatherings. With the spacious room, high ceilings and a stellar wood crafted bar is…

FISHWORKS

91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 778-340-3449 Web: http://www.fishworks.ca/ Twitter: @FishworksLOLO Advice: Located 3 blocks away from the Lonsdale Quay seabus terminal. Reservations suggested. Escaping the city, I often enjoy the quick jaunt on the Seabus over to Lonsdale Quay…

Railtown Supper Party goes Italian

Last night I attended an Italian style Railtown Supper Party at the Vancouver Urban Winery. They have been doing this unique supper parties over the past few months, this week during the Dine Out Vancouver festival they had been offering…

The Wine Bar Opening

Last night I attended the opening party of The Wine Bar which is adjacent to Provence Marinaside in Yaletown. The Wine Bar at Provence is a place where you can drop by for a glass of wine, have a light…

Big Night returns February 8th

Top-notch restaurants and winemakers gather under one roof when Vancouver magazine’s Big Night returns for its seventh year at the dazzling Jewel Ballroom on Friday, February 8, 2013. At this annual food and drink extravaganza, chefs from Restaurant Award-winning rooms…

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2013 the Scoop

Celebrating its 35th year of bringing the world of wine to Vancouver, the 2013 festival welcomes California as its Theme Region and puts the Global Focus on Chardonnay. The festival runs from February 25 to March 3. One of North…

HEIRLOOM RESTAURANT

1509 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-2231 Web: http://heirloomrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @HeirloomVeg Advice: This is a restaurant to dine with a friend or more friends, not ideal for eating solo unless you are seated at the bar. Sharing is key here….

THE PARKER

UPDATED 6/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3804 Web: http://theparkervancouver.com Twitter: @ParkerVancouver Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Add the flashlight app to your iphone, it will come in handy when reading the menu. As one who can appreciate…

Railtown Supper Party on November 18

Vancouver Urban Winery is excited to announce the upcoming sequel to our sold-out, initial Railtown Supper Party. Join for a second round of long-table dining from the cellar floor on their historic 7,700 square foot winery in Vancouver’s industrial Railtown…

Food Talks Volume 4

On October 23rd we presented the fourth Food Talks Vancouver event that featured a selection of  inspirational speakers from our food community. The evening started off with guests mingling over a glass of Ok Crush Pad wine inside the Vancouver…

EL MATADOR

131 West Esplanade, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-1717 Web: http://www.elmatadorsocial.com/Menu.html Twitter: @elMatadorsocial Advice: Call ahead if you have a large party, share dishes with friends. Open nightly and open late. Located under the Starbucks with the entrance at the rear. Specializing…

Food Talks Volume 4, October 23

This is the fourth event in this Food Talks series presented by Vancouver Foodster! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community. Our Speakers Line-up: Emad Yacoub and Shannon Bosa-Yacoub…

Food Talks Volume 3

On August 14th we presented the third Food Talks Vancouver event that featured 5 inspirational speakers from our food community. The evening began poolside on the PopUpPatio at the Westin Grand Hotel where guests mingled over Executive Chef Matthew Richmond’s…

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