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Wine

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Eight Perky Sparklers to Get You in the Holiday Mood

by Tim Pawsey 12.19.2012

(Image by: maureendidde) Thinking of buying some bubbles in the next few days? You’re not alone. By far the majority of Champagne quaffed during the year is consumed during the holidays—and the same goes for sparkling wine. Here in the swank surroundings of Hired Belly corporate HQ, while we relish the taste of Champagne as much […]

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Blind Tasting Review: Mapema Malbec Tempranillo

by Sheila Whittaker 12.17.2012

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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No Champagne Discounts Please: We’re Canadian!

by Tim Pawsey 12.10.2012

It’s a question guaranteed to pop up at this time of year. Where can I buy Champagne, (as in true, French Champagne) for a song? The short answer is “You can’t.”  At least not here in BC. Want to buy Big C Champagne at sparkling wine prices? Your best bet is to move to the UK, where liquor […]

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Blind Tasting Review: Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage 2010

by Sheila Whittaker 12.03.2012

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 next […]

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Great Value Bites and a Smart New Wine at Edible Canada

by Tim Pawsey 11.16.2012

A few weeks ago we dropped by Edible Canada at the Market (1596 Johnston St. 604-682-6681) for a post theatre, late night bite. (Somehow a trip to Chile in between derailed our good intentions to post about it sooner.) It’s also been a while since we wrote at length about Edible Canada but there have been […]

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Blind Tasting Review: Maurel Vedeau Pinot Noir

by Sheila Whittaker 10.28.2012

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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Big Bounty PR

by Editor 10.12.2012

(Image by: garussell11) Painted Boat Resort celebrates the 4th annual Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival!; Chocolate Week @ Thierry; LFNG: Portfolio release “Invest in Gold”; Araxi celebrates Cornucopia with Big Guns and Bubbles; Hawksworth announces Zero Proof Pairings; The Bimini ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Caesar continues into NFL week 5; Umbria regional dinner at Cibo; Cibo is now open for breakfast […]

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End of Season Summer PR

by Editor 09.14.2012

The Glowbal Collection announces Fish Shack opening in Fall 2012; Toptable Group announces release of Foxtrot pinot noir ‘The Waltz’; Tuscany regional dinner September 26th at Cibo; Aprons for Gloves fundraiser; Pink Elephant Thai partners with Skinny Girl Cocktails and makes every Thursday ladies night; Autumn arrives at Mission Hill Family Estate; LFNG: invest in large […]

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Local Sommelier Wants to Bring Master Title to Vancouver

by Sheila Whittaker 08.27.2012

From the Twitter feed of Robert Stelmachuk, you might not guess how seriously the Chambar Sommelier takes wine. “Jakoby ‘Pur’ Riesling – the name says it all. Like a box full of kittens. Playful, expressive & determined.” “Viader Cab Franc – A mythic beast robbing you of diminished secrets. Crushed violets in a velvet glove.” […]

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Blind Tasting Review: Laughing Stock Vineyards 2010 Syrah

by Sheila Whittaker 07.23.2012

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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Thumbnail image for Blind Tasting Review: Mezza Corona Teroldego Rotaliano Riserva 2007

Blind Tasting Review: Mezza Corona Teroldego Rotaliano Riserva 2007

by Sheila Whittaker 06.22.2012

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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Cicerone vs Sommelier

by Sheila Whittaker 05.28.2012

Cicerone Adam Henderson (RainCity Brands) went toe to toe with Sommelier Mike Mitchell (Heather Hospitality Group) over a four-course tasting menu, pairing beer and wine to each course as part of VCBW last Wednesday night. The sommelier scored a decisive knock out, winning all four rounds. Mitchell came out boldly swinging with Alvear’s Amontillado from […]

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