Category: All About Wine

Featuring winemakers and special events held in the Vancouver area.

Languedoc Wine Bar Crawl

Last week I took part in an exciting tour with some other invited media guests around the city that wined and dined us at four of Vancouver’s top wine bars. Travelling by a bus limo we made our way around…

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…

New Zealand Passionate Pairings

Each year when I attend the Vancouver International Wine Festival there are a selection of events that I attend. My friend and fellow food writer Cassandra Anderton is from New Zealand and is not only a wine aficionado she is…

Wine for Waves

On April 26th I attended a food and wine pairing tasting that not only featured a large selection of wineries from all over the Naramata Bench area, it also featured a selection Naramata region restaurants.  The Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel…

Tasting at TASTE Washington

I had heard about TASTE Washington though never had a chance to visit until Visit Seattle invited me to Seattle to experience there #2DaysInSeattle They suggested a visit would be in order for me to attend this esteemed food &…

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…

Stag’s Hollow Tasting Lunch at Lift

A few weeks ago I was invited to the Stag’s Hollow Fall wine release at Lift Bar and Grill in Coal Harbour. With a stunning view on a gorgeous end of summer day, the chef’s team paired a 4 course…

Apothic White Soiree

Down at District 319, the new Apothic White wine was launched recently at an affair that was filled with canapés, chocolate, wine and Ballet BC performance art. Delicious fare was served by the Moveable Feast Company and well paired to…

Red Rock Winery‘s Malbec Launch Party

Every once in awhile a gem of an invite will arrive in my inbox and this was one of them. A journey to West Vancouver to celebrate the launch of a new wine in the Vancouver area, this wasn’t just…

Bacchanalia Gala

On February 28th I sipped and mingled amongst wine connoisseurs during the reception over J Vineyards J Brut Russian River Rose NV at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The wine auction is a must for any serious wine collector and the…

Harmony Arts Festival Wine Garden July 29-Aug 7

house wine is thrilled to be hosting the Wine Garden at The Harmony Arts Festival presented by Odlum Brown Limited. Located on the water’s edge at the foot of 15th Street in Millennium Park, the Wine Garden looks onto the…

Naramata at the Bayshore

On April 21st, I attended a food and wine pairing tasting that featured a large selection of wineries from all over the Naramata Bench area as well as a selection of local and Naramata region restaurants.  The ballroom tasting along…

East Van Wine Academy

The Waldorf and resident sommelier Kurtis Kolt are proud to launch the East Van Wine Academy. The series of courses and parties begins Tuesday, March 22, 2011 and will return the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The East…

California Wine Fair March 11

Whether you are a casual wine enthusiast or a serious wine connoisseur, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to sample the finest wine from over 100 wineries from the Napa, Sonoma and Central Coast regions. Now in its 31st year of…

Quails’ Gate Winemaker’s Dinner March 1

On Tuesday, March 1st, 2011, wine lovers will have an opportunity to taste top wines from Okanagan’s Quails’ Gate Winery. Hosted by Winemaker Grant Stanley, the five-course dinner will pair the winery’s award-winning wines with cuisine prepared by The Sutton…

Vancouver Playhouse Wine Fest Celebrates Spain

Tickets to the wildly popular Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival are presently on sale and tickets are selling briskly. Marking its 33rd year with Wines from Spain and a Global Focus on Fortified Wine, the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival…

Wine Tasting with a Social Twist

On Wednesday May 26th, I attended a fun event that mixed Wine with Social Media. Held at the CBC Audience Lounge in Vancouver and hosted by Tinhorn Creek Winemaker Sandra Oldfield. The MC explained how the evening’s almost like a…

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