June 03, 2014
Cocktails - Mezcal Cocktail Competition
Vancouver's local bartenders are masters at capturing the essence of a region in their cocktails - even, or especially, when that region is Mexico.
June 03, 2014
British Columbia Wines - An Update from Little Farm Winery
Rhys Pender and Alisan Driediger's baby is growing fast. This year marks a new building, the first vintage on site, and a move towards organic certification.
December 20, 2013
Coffee - Tea - Mexican Poleo Tea
Say "tea producing countries" and you think China, Japan, India .... but what about Meso-America?
September 24, 2013
International Wines - Wherefore Art Thou, Bonarda?
Argentina has enjoyed international success with Malbec, but even at home, two other delicious homegrown varietals remain under the radar. This may be changing.
July 02, 2013
International Wines - Casal Garcia - Ready for Summer
Why a Portuguese wine may be one of the best partners for a Japanese picnic box.
May 23, 2013
Spirits - Artisan Fare at Tequila Expo
Not a Portuguese pepper grinder, but a bottle of 10-year-old, artisan-quality, Clas Azul reposado tequila -- just one of many premium tequilas to be discovered at the 2nd Vancouver International Tequila Expo.
November 17, 2012
British Columbia Wines - New Releases from Kettle Valley
Kettle Valley Winery presents their first fall releases for 2012.
November 16, 2012
Spirits - Long Table - A 1st Distillery for Vancouver
When Long Table Distillery opens this December on Hornby Street it will be Vancouver's first distillery since the 1950s.
November 15, 2012
British Columbia Wines - Edible Canada & OCP Begat Market Red
The latest couple to form a restaurant/winery marriage is Edible Canada Bistro and the winemaking team at Okanagan Crush Pad.
November 08, 2012
Drink News - Our Best Bets for Cornuopia 2012
Today, a special edition of "What Are You Doing For Fun This Weekend" because of course, you will be going to Cornucopia, right?
October 19, 2012
Drink News - The Top 25 Wines at Cornucopia*
After an afternoon of sniffing, swirling, and tasting; 25 wines have been selected as the Top 25 wines for the 16th annual Cornucopia.
October 16, 2012
Beer - Craft Beer Market will Open in the Salt Building*
The Calgary-based Craft Beer Market, Restaurant + Bar is open in Vancouver's historic Salt Building in 2013. But on Oct 27th they will host a sneak peek open house for the community.
October 16, 2012
Beer - Grand Opening of Tap & Barrel in Olympic Village*
The concept, as the name suggests, places the emphasis on beers on tap and wines on tap.
October 03, 2012
Drink News - Bottega Pink Rose Spumante
May a blushing charmer with an Italian accent play a role in your next Valentine's Day... or Thanksgiving!
September 29, 2012
Cocktails - Zero Proof Cocktail Pairings at Hawksworth *
Hawksworth Restaurant & Bar introduces Zero Proof cocktail pairings, as an alternative complement to the Chef's Tasting Menu.
September 29, 2012
British Columbia Wines - Lake Breeze Seven Poplars Wines Released
Lake Breeze Vineyards fall release of their Seven Poplars series of wines are now available.
September 14, 2012
British Columbia Wines - A 15th Anniversary Pinot Noir for Lake Breeze *
In honour of their 15th vintage, Naramata's Lake Breeze Vineyards has released a 2010 XV Anniversary Pinot Noir.
September 13, 2012
British Columbia Wines - Foxtrot's "The Waltz" Exclusive To Top Table *
TopTable Group announces the release of Foxtrot Vineyards ‘The Waltz’ 2010 - a blended Pinot Noir, which will be available exclusively at Blue Water Cafe, Araxi, West, and CinCin beginning September 18th.
May 31, 2012
Cocktails - David Wolowidnyk is the World's Most Imaginative Bartender
David Wolowidnyk of British Columbia wins global competition with new Bombay Sapphire cocktail, Beldi
May 24, 2012
Drink News - Hot Chocolate Festival Results
The 2012 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival raised thousands of dollars for a local charity, and you made it happen.
May 09, 2012
Drink News - Ben Rye - Sicilian Gold
Suddenly Sicilian wines are popular in North America, and last week the Donna Fugata winery brought their best bottles to town to show us why. Two in particular, have the potential to become as hot as the Sicilian sun.
May 02, 2012
British Columbia Wines - Fort Berens - Lillooet's First Winery
Lillooet has its first winery in Fort Berens, but its unlikely to be the area's only winery for long.
April 27, 2012
Drink News - Thanks a Lot, Apricot
It may be a little early for apricot season, nevertheless, fashionistas will tell you that apricot is in totally 'IN' for Spring 2012.
July 27, 2011
Spirits - Aperol Spritz
What are the bella gente drinking to beat the heat? Well, if you are in the north of Italy, the cocktail del giorno is likely to be the Aperol Spritz.
July 07, 2011
Drink News - Quinta Ferreira Syrah Receives Lieutenant Governor’s Award
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery Receives Lieutenant Governor’s Award for its 2008 Syrah.
May 10, 2011
Drink News - OCP Lays an Egg on the Okanagan
Replacing stainless steel fermenting tanks with ones constructed from earthen concrete fits the eco-natural trend in winemaking.
April 20, 2011
Beer - The Canadian Stubby is Back
NEWS ZOOM: Art and Beer ...Pacific Western Brewing brings back the Canadian stubby bottle along with a plan to help reforest the Cariboo.
April 19, 2011
British Columbia Wines - New Wineries, New Labels for South Okanagan
When Oh Oh means a good thing. The Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country unveils their new trademark, and six winery members debut a new look as well.
March 22, 2011
Coffee - Tea - Presso Espresso
Unlike electric coffee makers that drain power all day, this sleek, minimalist gadget needs only coffee grounds, hot water, and your own elbow grease to make a café-quality drink.
March 18, 2011
Drink News - New Branding for Select Wine Merchants
A partnership with Remy Cointreau has initiated a change of name and logo for Select.
February 09, 2011
Beer - Natureland Organic Black Stout
Pacific Western Brewery introduces their smooth Natureland Organic Black Stout (made with Chocolate Malt) on Valentines Day.
January 14, 2011
Drink News - Cocktails in the Classroom at Raudz
Muddlers, infused spirits and blenders replace textbooks, calculators and #2 pencils in a cocktail classroom launching January 16th at RauDZ© Regional Table.
December 09, 2010
Beer - Local Companies Promise Beer Without Fear
Is it possible to enjoy a beer without fear? Thanks to two local companies who are thinking around the new drinking and driving laws, maybe so.
November 24, 2010
Drink News - BC's Newest Winery is From Creston
A new winery in BC's Kootenay region is named after the pioneering spirit of a big game hunter.
October 29, 2010
Cocktails - Corpse Reviver
The time is right for a Corpse Reviver, and why Corner Suite Bistro is the place to find it.
October 28, 2010
Beer - Two Local Beers Promote Fun
Two local breweries are embracing winter's chill with a little fun. Natureland Organic Festbier throws an authentic Oktoberfest party today, and Granville Island Brewery encourages hirsute pursuits.
October 26, 2010
Drink News - They Dished and they Dazzled
Drinks before dinner ... They dished and they most certainly dazzled at last evening's Dish and Dazzle fundraising gala in support of the B.C. Hospitality Foundation Fund.
September 21, 2010
Drink News - Bartenders: Take a trip around the world, get paid $100,000.
Bartenders, could you learn to love vodka, just a little, for a trip around the world and an ice bucket full of Benjamins?
September 09, 2010
Coffee - Tea - Stumptown Comes to Gastown
A coup for Gastown. The Everything Cafe and The Salty Tongue Deli will now be serving and selling Portland's famous Stumptown Coffee Roasters coffee, and they will be the only cafes in Western Canada to do so.
August 10, 2010
Beer - Natureland Organic Hefeweizen
A Prince George Brewery has introduced a new Organic Hefeweizen to the BC Market.
June 25, 2010
Coffee - Tea - Le Grand Thé at Provence
Stop and smell the lavender. Provence Mediterranean Grill serves tea with a French twist.
June 03, 2010
Drink News - June is Spanish Wine Month
More than 20 Signature BC Liquor Stores will feature Spanish wines during the month of June
May 13, 2010
Drink News - Vancouver Bartenders Win Gifford Competition in France
Shake 'em up. Dani Tatarin and Justin Tisdale placed 1st and 2nd against talent from around the world.
May 07, 2010
Drink News - Spain To Be Theme Region for Wine Festival 2011
It's been 10 years since Spain headlined the Wine Festival as the theme country but they will be back again in 2011.
April 24, 2010
Drink News - Wine Festival Winners Announced
They made a splash. A salute to the winners of the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival competition winners.
January 20, 2010
Beer - CAMRA Vancouver Acclaims the Best of Local Beer
The Vancouver chapter of the Campaign for Real Ale has announced the results of its annual members poll recognizing local and regional excellence in brewing and beer service.
December 13, 2009
Spirits - Osake Junmai Sparkling Sake
Incredibly versatile, The Osake Junmai Sparkling Sake would make a novel replacement for Champagne, Prosecco, or other sparkling wines at this season's parties.
December 03, 2009
Spirits - Cocktail Classes at the Diamond
Now you can mix a drink as smooth as Don Draper. The Diamond at Maple Tree Square announces its first range of hands-on cocktail classes.
November 30, 2009
Spirits - Quick Pic: Sake with a Beer Chaser at Coast
Or is it beer with a sake chaser? With this upsy-daisy version it wasn't easy to know.
November 27, 2009
Cocktails - Schramm "Old Tom" Gibson
Drink the Books Bartender Challenge: We asked David Wolowidnyk of West Restaurant to create a cocktail from a Pemberton potato vodka to match a recipe using Pemberton potatoes.
November 25, 2009
Spirits - Tales of Sake
Rumours and recommendations with a Japanese twist ...
November 12, 2009
Drink News - Top Ten Reasons Why You Want to Attend Cornucopia This Weekend
At Cornucopia there is always something valuable to be learned .. and with the most knowledgeable experts to guide you. So get your priorities in order.
November 06, 2009
Beer - Chambar Ale: Civilized Debauchery
The local pint: Chambar has created a signature brand beer to pair with its highly flavorful, and often spicy, Belgian- and North African-style food.
October 27, 2009
Spirits - The Glenlivet XXV
On October 31, Glenlivet will offer up its best spirits, both a whisky and the other kind.
May 18, 2009
Cocktails - Her Majesty's Marmalade
Happy Birthday, Your Majesty. Queen Victoria never drank, but doubtless this cocktail would have amused.
May 05, 2009
Cocktails - Agave Maria
Happy Cinco de Mayo! In honour of Mexico's special day, we toast with an appropriate cocktail, the tequila-based "Agave Maria", as designed for us by barman Jason Kelly.
April 21, 2009
Drink News - A New Winery for Hester Creek
Of all the wineries undergoing a transformation in the Okanagan, few have matched the scale of Hester Creek Estate Winery.
April 21, 2009
Drink News - Naramata Brench Association Spring Poster 2009
April 17, 2009
Drink News - Winemakers Round Table at the Banee
An interesting event at the Banee was the winemaker's roundtable discussion - an open forum between a group of mostly Vancouver-based wine media and several South Okanagan winemakers
January 02, 2009
Beer - Old Rasputin - Russian Imperial Stout
This year you’ve vowed to cut back on drinking, gluttony, womanizing and debauchery, but don’t start yet. Christmas isn’t over. At least not for the Russians, Ukrainians, Georgians and other members of the Orthodox Christian Church.
December 08, 2008
Spirits - Merridale Fruit Brandies
Just one year after mastering the intricacies of the operation’s new 200-litre hand-made copper still, Merridale Ciderworks released its first fruit brandies in November, just in time for a little Christmas cheer.
October 27, 2008
Spirits - Crystal Skull Vodka
Dan Aykroyd shilling for a brand of vodka bottled in a crystal skull and made by Newfies … gotta be another fine example of twisted Canuck humour, right?
May 16, 2008
Spirits - Victoria Gin
Fairmont's Empress Hotel in Victoria now stocks a gin they can identify with.
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