In Burgundy’s Pouilly-Fuissé, it’s All About the Rocks

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:26+00:00 May 5th, 2013|Hired Belly's Best Wines, Top Drops, Travel, Wine|

La Roche de Vergisson, in southern Burgundy, presides over vineyards with names such as Les Crays (Chalks), Tim Pawsey photo Pouilly-Fuissé, Burgundy. One day into a whirlwind tour of Burgundy, my very obliging guide, Youri Lebault (Bourgogne Gold Tour), is anxious to make sure I understand the importance of “The Rocks”. (More about [...]

Taste Victoria Yields no Shortage of (Good) Surprises

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:33+00:00 July 21st, 2012|Travel|

Rocky Creek’s Linda Holford with José’s Tempranillo, Tim Pawsey photo One thing about Taste Victoria: we never fail to be surprised by something or someone. Often the finds are wonderfully esoteric but usually worthwhile. These are tough times for growers on Vancouver Island—of grapes, or of just about anything. Two unseasonably wet, late [...]

Edible Canada at the Market: A Tasty chat with Eric Pateman

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:39+00:00 August 18th, 2011|Belly's Best Bites, Belly's Budget Best, Ocean Wise, Travel|

The other day we checked out Edible Canada at the Market, the new, all-things-very-culinary-Canuckish bistro on Granville Island, that opened—appropriately—on Canada Day. As it turned out, getting there proved to be half the fun. I’d forgotten how enjoyable it is to take the ferry across False Creek–especially on a perfect summer’s [...]

Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food & Wine Yields a Wealth of Local Flavours

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:39+00:00 July 26th, 2011|Ocean Wise, Travel, Wine|

Off-leash and delicious Dogfish at The London Chef, Tim Pawsey photo  Taste 2012 runs July 19-22. Read about last year's below—then book this year's here!   We’re just back from Victoria, where we took in a couple of days at Taste Victoria—the very successful food and wine celebration organised by culinary tourism maven Kathy [...]

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