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The Weekend Cook – The Way of Sui Yuk

by Canucklehead 06.10.2013

Chinese people love pork. I mean, REALLY love it. Pork shows up in so many dishes, I genuinely cannot imagine what Kosher Chinese food would be like. Perhaps only the Italians come close to exalting the pig as much. In fact, my grandmother would substitute Italian proscuitto for more difficult to find Yunan ham in […]

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Belgian Beers in BC

by Joe Wiebe 05.28.2013

Here in British Columbia we are lucky to have a wealth of Belgian beers available—ones that were actually brewed in Belgium as well as Belgian styles produced by BC breweries. And there so many styles that all fall within the “Belgian” category: wits; saisons/farmhand ales; golden ales; Trappist/Abbey Ales; dubbels, tripels, quads; sour beers; and […]

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Thirsty – A Craft Beer Column: May 2013

by Joe Wiebe 05.21.2013

The Best Time to Drink Beer in B.C.  “There has never been a better time to drink beer in British Columbia.” – Gary Lohin, brewmaster, at the Central City Brewing tap takeover at the Moon Under Water brewpub on May 9, 2013. I couldn’t agree more. The Canadian Brewing Awards were held in Victoria earlier […]

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Espresso Done Right by the Flight at Vancouver’s Milano Lounge

by Tim Pawsey 05.16.2013

I’ve learned to treat espresso with respect. It doesn’t take much to get me buzzed! My cup of choice, when I drink coffee (which isn’t every day), tends to be an Americano. But I love espresso ‘neat’—especially when it’s done right, every step of the way. Recently I had a fascinating (and tasty) hour or […]

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Wine Forward PR

by Editor 05.15.2013

LFNG: spring white releases top performing 2012 vintage; JoieFarm wins gib at the 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition;  2012 BDO BC Wine Grape Crop Report

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Craft Beer Review: Full Nelson Imperial IPA

by Joe Wiebe 05.10.2013

Warning! I am about do some serious name-dropping. I apologize if this offends anyone’s sensibilities but I have my reasons. Yesterday, brewers from across Canada—from Tofino to Halifax and up to Whitehorse—converged on Victoria for the Canadian Brewing Awards, which are being held here this weekend. There will be a series of seminars and events […]

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Blind Tasting Review “Aussie Edition”: Haywire Pinot Gris 2011

by Sheila Whittaker 05.09.2013

Blind tasting reviews are a fun game to play with restaurant sommeliers and wine nerds across town… or across the globe in this case. Since I’m travelling in Australia, I though it would be fun to bring a bottle of Okanagan wine with me to see what a somm down under would make of it. […]

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Thirsty – A Craft Beer Column: April 2013

by Joe Wiebe 04.29.2013

Vancouver Craft Beer Week May 31 to June 8 Website | Twitter | Facebook Vancouver Craft Beer Week is back for its fourth year with a poker-related “We’re Going All In” theme that reflects the excitement of the boom in new breweries opening in Vancouver, as well as the location of the two-day VCBW Beer Festival, which will take […]

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Tapping In: Wine on Tap Continues to Pour It On

by Tim Pawsey 04.29.2013

There’s plenty going on at Vancouver Urban Winery these days—including wine on tap at Gastown’s soon to be open TUC Craft Kitchen. They’ve even re-purposed a couple of vintage fire extinguishers as part of the deal! Last week we were tasting Blasted Church Hatfield’s Fuse on tap from a portable unit at Brix Restaurant. The occasion was the inaugural Okanagan Falls Winery Association Tasting.Next week […]

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Blind Tasting Review: Dourthe La Grande Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2011

by Sheila Whittaker 04.22.2013

Blind tasting reviews are a fun game to play with restaurant sommeliers and wine nerds across town. I pour a glass from a mystery bottle and ask them to review it blind. By not knowing what the wine is or who represents it, hopefully, an honest-no-bs-review is achieved. Come inside and read the review of […]

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Craft Beer Review: Lighthouse Brewing Barnacle Wheat IPA

by Joe Wiebe 04.17.2013

Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing recently expanded its brewery into a neighbouring warehouse, which gave them the room to add some big, new fermentation tanks. This is great news for craft beer lovers since brewer Dean McLeod’s line-up of limited release beers in 650-mL bombers has been one of the most interesting collections of beers put out […]

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From Italy, New Zealand, and Argentina: 3 wines with Gregor Mowatt

by Hans Peter Meyer 04.03.2013

“We’re starting with the Prosecco because we all need to be drinking more bubbly.” And that’s how we started the second in this series of wine tastings with some of the people I rely on to teach me about wine. Gregor Mowatt was talking about how most of us treat bubby – Prosecco from Italy, […]

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