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Time Estate Winery Unveiled by BC Wine Pioneer Harry McWatters

by Tim Pawsey 06.24.2013

I never thought I’d use Harry McWatters’ name in the same sentence as Jim Croce’s.  But there I was, walking home from the official launch of the BC pioneer’s new winery, Time Estate Winery, quietly humming to myself Time in a Bottle! Harry and I have shared more than a few meals over the years. And [...]

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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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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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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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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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Blind Tasting Review: Marchesi di Gresy Villa Martis

by Sheila Whittaker 04.01.2013

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 our [...]

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3 BC Whites: Tasting notes with Connie Earl

by Hans Peter Meyer 03.18.2013

Connie Earl is a floor manager at both Avenue Bistro in Comox, and sister restaurant Atlas Cafe in Courtenay. In her 20+ years in the restaurant industry she’s been server, cook, and manager. Along the way she’s done some sommelier training, but most importantly, she’s developed a love for and deep appreciation of wine, particularly [...]

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Six Last Minute Ways to Toast Your Valentine

by Tim Pawsey 02.14.2013

Roses are red Violets are blue If I drink pink You will too Some men (apparently) are notorious for leaving Valentine’s (and probably a whole lot of other things) until the last minute. And as you might have guessed, we’re no exception to the rule. That said. Here’s a clutch of Valentine drops that might [...]

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Just Announced: BC Liquor Laws Get Overhauled

by Editor 02.08.2013

It’s official booze fans. The province has just announced some major changes to the liquor laws restricting  governing our freedom to consume and purchase delicious inebriating beverages. The big shift of note is the repeal of the tied-house rules that did not allow liquor manufacturers to own and supply their own licensed establishments outside of their [...]

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Winter PR Drop

by Editor 01.21.2013

Blue Water Cafe’s 9th annual “Unsung Heroes Festival” February 1-28; February is Futures Month: Time to Invest in LFNG Portfolio 2011; Dine Out Vancouver with The Glowbal Collection

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California Shines Again at 2013 Vancouver International Wine Festival

by Tim Pawsey 01.15.2013

When I was looking for an image to run with this post (most of which appears in this weekend’s North Shore News), I input “Mondavi” into my Spotlight and the above is what popped up. In my mind, and I suspect for many others, California wine and Robert Mondavi will forever be inextricably linked. I [...]

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