Could You Become a Zork Dork?

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:42+00:00 January 24th, 2011|Hired Belly's Best Wines, Top Drops|

Last week we spent a couple of enjoyable and informative hours with Shingleback winemaker Jahn Davey, from Australia's McLaren Vale. Wines tasted ranged from Shingleback 06 D-Block Shiraz (sequel to the celebrated 05 Jimmy Watson award winner) to value-based workhorse Red Knot Shiraz (BCLS $19.99) and Cabernet. The nicely designed Red Knot package comes [...]

B.C. Wines: Unsung Players in Rise of Vancouver’s Culinary Scene

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:42+00:00 January 9th, 2011|Belly's Best Bites, Belly's Budget Best, Top Drops|

As you can see from elsewhere here, and from the crescendo this week of the on-line buzz surrounding the live launch of this year's 200 plus menus, Dine Out Vancouver has more than earned its place as the country's biggest restaurant promo of its kind. Now while you will hear plenty about deals on meals, [...]

BC Pioneer John Bishop Marks 25 Years with Classics Redux Menu

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:42+00:00 January 6th, 2011|Belly's Best Bites, Belly's Budget Best, Ocean Wise, Top Drops|

It should have come as no surprise. But John Bishop's 25th anniversary celebrations were as understated as the man himself. Just before Christmas, on December 14th, 2010—25 years to the day when Bishop’s first opened—it was almost business as usual in the modest, west-side Vancouver room that still holds considerable sway in the [...]

Of Tiles, Tunas and Touriga Naçional

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:42+00:00 November 18th, 2010|Hired Belly's Best Wines, Top Drops, Travel|

Citrus and vineyard at Quinta da Nespereira, Dao - Tim Pawsey photo Vineyard detail, tiles at Caves Sao Joao, Beiras - Tim Pawsey photo Just back from Portugal, and we’re playing serious catch-up! After a week of tasting a wide variety of sometimes unfamiliar table wine varieties—from Siria and Encruzada (whites) [...]

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