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New District: Making the Case for Interesting Wine

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

When I first walked into New District, on Vancouver's west side (5650 Dunbar St. at W 41st. Ave.), it took me right back to London. At the time, I was working for my uncle in St. James, home to some pretty illustrious neighbours. Lunch came from Fortnum & Mason, known as just  ‘Fortnum's'. Paxton & Whitfield (Paxton’s) yielded perfectly ripened Brie. The Ritz was just [...]

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  • Amovino's Maris varas (left) and Jessica Luongo

Amovino: It’s How to Say ‘I Love Wine’

April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Amovino is the name of a new agency making its mark on the BC wine scene. It’s the brainchild of Jessica Luongo and Marisa Varas. They're a couple of smart, young women who decided to pool their experience and resources. I’ve been following this new enterprise with interest. I got to know Jessica Luongo during a visit to the Veneto, [...]

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Maji: Bridging Richmond’s Ocean Wise gap

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Maji offers more than a passing nod to Ocean Wise. In the best of all possible worlds, every restaurant I walked into would adhere to Ocean Wise. I know that to realize such a dream may take a while. Ongoing over-fishing, by-catch and compromised habitat threaten seafood stocks that we continue to take so much for [...]

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Parksville Untapped: a Celebration of Island Suds and Sips

February 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Parksville Untapped is firmly rooted in its Island surroundings. Nine years ago a collaboration between two prominent Vancouver Island resorts laid the foundation for Parksville Uncorked. [...]

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Falling in Love with Venice

February 23rd, 2017|2 Comments

Venice: the perfect place to wrap up any Italy trip... I’ve recently returned from Italy, courtesy of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella. No surprise, I’m sorting through a [...]

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New District: Making the Case for Interesting Wine

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

When I first walked into New District, on Vancouver's west side (5650 Dunbar St. at W 41st. Ave.), it took me right back to London. At [...]

  • Amovino's Maris varas (left) and Jessica Luongo

Amovino: It’s How to Say ‘I Love Wine’

April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Amovino is the name of a new agency making its mark on the BC wine scene. It’s the brainchild of Jessica Luongo and Marisa Varas. They're [...]